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Echoes Beneath (The Truth Series Book 2) by J.A. Owenby

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#Contemporary, #Romance, #Psychological

This is the highly anticipated sequel to The Truth She Knew, and the second book in The Truth Series.

More than anything in the world, Lacey wants to feel safe. Even though she has escaped her abusive past and started a new life in Eugene, Oregon, she often wakes up screaming, plagued by nightmares.

When Lacey meets Xander, a handsome Oregon State University senior, she’s hesitant—her heart is still fragile. But when her dark history threatens to pull her under once again, Xander quickly becomes her protector.

Xander gives Lacey the security she so desperately craves, but as she begins to see the man he really is, she’s no longer sure who to trust—including herself.

Echoes Beneath will draw you into Lacey’s life once again as she struggles to find her inner strength and break the cycle of abuse. *** Ages 17+ Contains language, sex, and violence

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Echoes Beneath continues Lacey's story as she spreads her wings a bit. She is leaving Hot Springs to go to University. A fresh start, so she hopes, although she misses Emma and her family. When she starts to receive telephone messages from her mum, she worries but thinks that she is safe considering the distance between them. With new friends and a possible love interest, life is looking up for Lacey. However, you know that it's too good to be true, and the book takes a dark twist that will leave you hoping for Lacey's survival.

This is so incredibly well written, I can't use words to describe it. I read it in one sitting, staying up WAAAY past my bedtime to finish it, simply because I couldn't bear to leave it without knowing what happened. Your heart will pound as you read, and it will break as you read the all-too-familiar excuses Lacey gives for his behaviour towards her. This is not an easy read, but it is definitely worth it. I won't say anything about the ending except it IS a cliffhanger, so fair warning! I both loved and hated the ending! Loved it because it is perfect, hated it because it had finished and I NEED MORE!!!

The first book was amazing, this second one even more so, I absolutely cannot wait for the third. I have many questions that need answers, and I am loving every moment. Absolutely, definitely, and highly recommended by me!

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *


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J.A. Owenby is an Amazon bestselling author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and cat. She's a published author of six short stories, and she is currently working on her fourth full-length novel. She also runs her own business as a professional resume writer and interview coach—she helps people find jobs they love. J.A. is an avid reader of thrillers, romance, new adult, and young adult novels. She loves music, movies, and good wine. And call her crazy, but she loves the rainy Pacific Northwest; she gets her best story ideas while listening to the rain pattering against the windows in front of the fireplace.

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#Contemporary #Romance #5Stars #Psychological

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