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The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by he The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by her estranged mother making contact after years of silence. As age-old secrets are uncovered and powerful people are implicated, Kate and the team are determined to see justice done. But at what price? Echo is the sixth in the bestselling Kate Redman Mysteries series, by Celina Grace, author of Hushabye and Chimera.


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The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by he The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by her estranged mother making contact after years of silence. As age-old secrets are uncovered and powerful people are implicated, Kate and the team are determined to see justice done. But at what price? Echo is the sixth in the bestselling Kate Redman Mysteries series, by Celina Grace, author of Hushabye and Chimera.

30 review for Echo

  1. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Ideally one reviews books in a vacuum, where that book stands alone.Unfortunately I am not ideal and reading this book immediately after The Night Stalker https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..., wasn't a positive experience. It made me wonder if the the UK police forces do any kind of psychological screening of their candidates? because Kate Redman is a nutter. She has more baggage than a plane load of Saudi princesses, she is quick to judge, slow to forgive, eager to escape confrontation and p Ideally one reviews books in a vacuum, where that book stands alone.Unfortunately I am not ideal and reading this book immediately after The Night Stalker https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2..., wasn't a positive experience. It made me wonder if the the UK police forces do any kind of psychological screening of their candidates? because Kate Redman is a nutter. She has more baggage than a plane load of Saudi princesses, she is quick to judge, slow to forgive, eager to escape confrontation and pretty much a complete mess. She really isn't mentally fit to be a police officer. she zones out during conversations, is totally paranoid that people are either talking about her, plotting against her or punishing her. She is estranged from her mother and is furious when a journalist gets her mother back in her life. Mom is dying of cancer and has a secret about a sex ring at a girl's care home in the early 1970's which ties into a body that was recently found that had been buried in the 70's She was never reported missing and her family never looked for her. [Is that normal? I am an only but I cannot imagine my child saying I am moving away, never hearing from him and not getting the least bit curious]. As in most of these book you will be hard pressed to find anyone normal. Every girl and woman has been abused somehow, or they are tragically poor, a low grade criminal or corrupt. When Kate meets Tin (yes his name is TIN) the journalist they begin to form a fledgling relationship. When she mentions that she is attending her friend's wedding and Tin says "I've never been to a gay wedding" She immediately wonders if he's homophobic. Seriously?? I've never been to a gay wedding, or a Jewish wedding, or a Greek Orthodox wedding. What does that say about me? And the investigation eventually leads back to the police department; albeit in the 1970s. And the powers that be want to stifle the case. But of course Kate won't and continues to investigate on her own with the assistance of the journalist. Meanwhile her mother dies, while in hospice care and Kate falls apart. (Pro tip - People in hospice care are sent there to die, it really shouldn't be too shocking) The cse is solved and everyone goes to the funeral.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    This was an excellent book to read while waiting in an airport and during a flight. It is a solid police procedural with impressive descriptions of rain.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    In the end it will be ok.... I enjoy each book a bit more than the last. Kate's character continues to be explored and developed, along with her colleagues. The stories hold together well and descriptions are robust. Love the 'aha' moments when it all comes together. Look forward to the continuing saga.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Another great mystery from Celina Grace. When a body is found after a landslide, Kate and the team discover that though the remains have been buried for many years a link to a children's home causes those in power to try to put the case to cold cases but Kate wants to solve it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lynda Kelly

    The sixth I've so far read in this series and one of the best so far, and thankfully there are plenty more to follow. I always like this set of stories and it was nice to catch up with Kate and the gang again as it's been a little while. Then it was all over so fast as well ! I think presentation was way better in this instalment as well, I only spotted a few little errors, which is great going, even for your so-called best sellers. I did laugh to myself when she referred to the hissing rain in a The sixth I've so far read in this series and one of the best so far, and thankfully there are plenty more to follow. I always like this set of stories and it was nice to catch up with Kate and the gang again as it's been a little while. Then it was all over so fast as well ! I think presentation was way better in this instalment as well, I only spotted a few little errors, which is great going, even for your so-called best sellers. I did laugh to myself when she referred to the hissing rain in a book set here in the UK cos' the adjective is more liable to be pissing !! Kate's retort when someone asked if he could buy her dinner also tickled me. The biggest "ouch" was in this line, "Like he told you too ?" A proper schoolgirl error there, Ms Grace ! The only other mistakes were a couple of times when words were added to sentences making them meaningless. One of those advanced readers she mentions should've spotted these. The ending to this one gave me chills. It features a very topical subject, this story, and it was interesting to learn a little more about Kate's mum in it. I hope she has sorted out her speech in time for book 7 !!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    I liked this book. It didn't require a whole lot of thinking and the story moved along smoothly. I have read this whole series and haven't enjoyed a few of them, but this one was a definite improvement. Best of all, these have all been free books from Kobo...

  7. 4 out of 5

    Reading Reindeer Emigrates To Pluto

    Review: ECHO by Celina Grace [A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 6] I really enjoyed this riveting story. Although at first it presents itself almost as a cosy British police procedural, the current theme is anything but cosy. Detective Sergeant Kate Medman of the Abbeyford Police in England's West Country takes on a case of a newly discovered corpse, whose murder occurred in 1973. Simultaneously Kate is forced back into acknowledging her estranged mother, whose condition is very poor indeed. A potentia Review: ECHO by Celina Grace [A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 6] I really enjoyed this riveting story. Although at first it presents itself almost as a cosy British police procedural, the current theme is anything but cosy. Detective Sergeant Kate Medman of the Abbeyford Police in England's West Country takes on a case of a newly discovered corpse, whose murder occurred in 1973. Simultaneously Kate is forced back into acknowledging her estranged mother, whose condition is very poor indeed. A potential new relationship is overshadowed by the horrors uncovered by the discovery of the mire than forty year d corpse, and Kate strongly demonstrates her staunch moral fiber. Celina Grace delivers another winner in this exciting series. I reviewed a digital ARC generously provided by the author for early review. No remuneration was exchanged.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Aynsley

    Celina Grace Hit This One Out of the Park!! Another compelling mystery solved by Kate Redman! This book brought her boss Anderton into the story more than usual, and it was nice to learn more about who he really is. A new character starts out a little wonky, but turns out to be a really fine person. I'm sure we will see more of him in future books. Kate's mother comes back, and interesting and confusing emotions come to the fore for Kate. The plot involves solving a 40 year old murder, which turn Celina Grace Hit This One Out of the Park!! Another compelling mystery solved by Kate Redman! This book brought her boss Anderton into the story more than usual, and it was nice to learn more about who he really is. A new character starts out a little wonky, but turns out to be a really fine person. I'm sure we will see more of him in future books. Kate's mother comes back, and interesting and confusing emotions come to the fore for Kate. The plot involves solving a 40 year old murder, which turns out to involve pedophile crimes against young girls held in a home for runaway and difficult teenaged girls. It was very interesting to consider society's attitudes to young girls reporting these crimes 40 years ago, compared to today.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Carlin

    I so love these books. Kate Redmond is a great character. Note that I have read several of these mysteries out of order but it truly doesn't matter. Each book is a little gem on its own! This book is #6, and it was a treat to see Kate at an earlier point in her personal life and career as a homicide detective in Abbeyford, England. The other members of the team also play important roles in the stories. This story began with so much rain that a hillside breaks off revealing the bones of a young wo I so love these books. Kate Redmond is a great character. Note that I have read several of these mysteries out of order but it truly doesn't matter. Each book is a little gem on its own! This book is #6, and it was a treat to see Kate at an earlier point in her personal life and career as a homicide detective in Abbeyford, England. The other members of the team also play important roles in the stories. This story began with so much rain that a hillside breaks off revealing the bones of a young woman who disappeared many years ago. At the same time as that grim discovery Kate's mother, Mary Redmond, has reappeared after a five-year absence with a story that connects with the death. This stirs up many memories of Kate's childhood. Kate is getting therapeutic help in dealing with these memories and reflects that "[t]herapy had taught her that the most painful things to confront were often the things that could make the biggest difference, if addressed." So she takes steps to do just that rather that avoid and deny as has been her history with her mother. Mary is dying of cancer and wants to reconnect with Kate both to make amends and elicit Kate's help in revealing a 40-year-old child sexual abuse ring. Having been a child welfare social worker during that time (the 1970s and 80s) I dealt with many cases that were part of the awakening acknowledgment of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse in American society. The author treated this subject with honesty and sympathy to the victims at the same time holding accountable the perpetrators many of whom were in positions of power at every level of society. With constant revelations of sexual abuse and harassment coming to light now from that era (eg., Cosby, Weinstein, and yes, Trump) victims are finally being heard and (some) perpetrators being held accountable. I highly recommend this book!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Mrs Claire L Troote

    Great Read I've been working my way through the Kate Redman series. Just finished this one (number 6) at 2.52am as I kept telling myself, just one more chapter, just one more etc and then find myself reading to the end as I just couldn't put it down. After reading the first 2 books in the series I was already on Team Kate and knew I'd have to find out how her life progresses and I swiftly purchased all the Kate Redman books available to date. Kate is such a wonderfully written character. She's mo Great Read I've been working my way through the Kate Redman series. Just finished this one (number 6) at 2.52am as I kept telling myself, just one more chapter, just one more etc and then find myself reading to the end as I just couldn't put it down. After reading the first 2 books in the series I was already on Team Kate and knew I'd have to find out how her life progresses and I swiftly purchased all the Kate Redman books available to date. Kate is such a wonderfully written character. She's mostly a good, kind, caring, person but I like that you also get to see her faults in all their glory, and witness her at her absolute worst. All of it makes you root for her even more. In this book you get to know more about her childhood and her extremely difficult relationship with her mother and understand why Kate has such deep seated need for order and structure in her life. Woven into all the family drama and personal setbacks, is a powerful story that, if she keeps a promise she has made, threatens to cause Kate's world to implode and makes her question who she can actually trust. In short, another excellent book by Celina Grace. Would really recommend this whole series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Debi Levins

    High hopes dashed I had high hopes for this series, based on the first book. However, the more of these novels one reads, the clearer the realization that these books are simply an extended lecture on political correctness and liberalism. So much so that the plot lines are simply woven between the politically correct teachings. Every cliche has been trotted out and held up as an example of the author's ideal world. The independent feminists working woman (in this instance a police officer), the g High hopes dashed I had high hopes for this series, based on the first book. However, the more of these novels one reads, the clearer the realization that these books are simply an extended lecture on political correctness and liberalism. So much so that the plot lines are simply woven between the politically correct teachings. Every cliche has been trotted out and held up as an example of the author's ideal world. The independent feminists working woman (in this instance a police officer), the gay male best friend, the belittling of any form of religious belief system, oh, and don't forget the evil wealthy or the corrupt high ranking police officers. Please. Unless one is interested in being lectured, and subjected to rehashing of predictable plots, read the first book and skip the rest.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Lamb

    This was my first book by Celina Grace. Although it is #6 of the Kate Rodman Mysteries, it is a stand alone story that was very captivating. I enjoyed the character of Kate who has her demons to deal with while she uses her outstanding skills as an investigator. The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffli This was my first book by Celina Grace. Although it is #6 of the Kate Rodman Mysteries, it is a stand alone story that was very captivating. I enjoyed the character of Kate who has her demons to deal with while she uses her outstanding skills as an investigator. The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by her estranged mother making contact after years of silence. As age-old secrets are uncovered and powerful people are implicated, Kate and the team are determined to see justice done. But at what price?

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ellen White

    Landslide reveals skelton remains, and Kate is one of many on the case. Phone calls from a mother she hadn’t seen in five years, a call from a journalist, she agrees to talk with,about the piece he is doing. When she gets the shock of her rail thin mother walking in.to the bar, Meeting with Tim. for dinner, his questions, then with Magda, my therapist, almost over whelm her with suppressed anger. A good plot, that had several intertwined and made a good story, for readers. Kate, is so focused on Landslide reveals skelton remains, and Kate is one of many on the case. Phone calls from a mother she hadn’t seen in five years, a call from a journalist, she agrees to talk with,about the piece he is doing. When she gets the shock of her rail thin mother walking in.to the bar, Meeting with Tim. for dinner, his questions, then with Magda, my therapist, almost over whelm her with suppressed anger. A good plot, that had several intertwined and made a good story, for readers. Kate, is so focused on work, can she ever have a relationship. These are good mysteries. you ponder, along with them, and delighted when they get a clue.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Pomerleau

    I seem to have missed this story in my list of books. So I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to Tin who I know about from subsequent books. Even though I’ve read this out of order, it really didn’t matter. I enjoyed the story and could guess early on the circumstances of the body’s discovery once the revelation that the girl had once been in the home. Urinary tract infections in a young girl are sometimes indicative of sexual abuse so I was not surprised. The relationship between Kate an I seem to have missed this story in my list of books. So I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to Tin who I know about from subsequent books. Even though I’ve read this out of order, it really didn’t matter. I enjoyed the story and could guess early on the circumstances of the body’s discovery once the revelation that the girl had once been in the home. Urinary tract infections in a young girl are sometimes indicative of sexual abuse so I was not surprised. The relationship between Kate and her mother is an undercurrent throughout and Kate is conflicted in her feelings. A solid good story. I do like the characters very much,too.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by her estranged mother making contact after years of silence. As age-old secrets are uncovered and powerful people are implicated, The West Country town of Abbeyford is suffering its worst floods in living memory when a landslide reveals the skeletal remains of a young woman. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman is assigned to the case but finds herself up against a baffling lack of evidence, missing files and the suspicion that someone on high is blocking her investigation... Matters are complicated by her estranged mother making contact after years of silence. As age-old secrets are uncovered and powerful people are implicated, Kate and the team are determined to see justice done. But at what price? Echo is the sixth in the bestselling Kate Redman Mysteries series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Evelyn Grabas

    The basic story was really very good, but got lost in its telling. Had the story concentrated more on circumstances and involvements of what had happened some 40 years ago and less on the psyche of Kate, I would have found it much more enjoyable. I really got the feeling that the premise of the story was secondary to Kate and what was going on in her life and mind. All in all, I have read several of the Kate Redman series, but I think I will make this one the last. I just hate reading a book that The basic story was really very good, but got lost in its telling. Had the story concentrated more on circumstances and involvements of what had happened some 40 years ago and less on the psyche of Kate, I would have found it much more enjoyable. I really got the feeling that the premise of the story was secondary to Kate and what was going on in her life and mind. All in all, I have read several of the Kate Redman series, but I think I will make this one the last. I just hate reading a book that I have to plod through with limited enjoyment.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Liette

    Another great and successful investigation for Kate Redman and her colleagues. It all begins with a corpse being exposed after a landslide. Throughout the whole investigation, Kate is reunited with her mother who is at death’s door due to cancer and meets a journalist whose investigation is linked to the remains from the landslide. At last, Mary Redman opens up to her daughter about her stay at a home for unmarried mothers in the 70ies and thus gives Kate the ammunition to successfully bring the Another great and successful investigation for Kate Redman and her colleagues. It all begins with a corpse being exposed after a landslide. Throughout the whole investigation, Kate is reunited with her mother who is at death’s door due to cancer and meets a journalist whose investigation is linked to the remains from the landslide. At last, Mary Redman opens up to her daughter about her stay at a home for unmarried mothers in the 70ies and thus gives Kate the ammunition to successfully bring the investigation forwards and exposing the bad guys who took advantage of those troubled girls.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Keith Withers

    Heart rending and sadly so close to real drama. Another terrific Kate Redman mydtery fromthe pen of Celuna Grace. In another mystery encounter we find that Kate is very personally connected to the tragic events told. There isjoy, love , compassion and death in the family whilst this time the 'dirt' comes from the top down. Intriguing storyline and snother succesful tale for Celina Grace.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Top notch Excitingly scripted murder mystery with very real and believable players. I was actually disappointed to finish this one, so firmly nestled as I was in the story. The very satisfying conclusion held the all the answers needed making this very much readable as a standalone. Clever plot and good pacing, great writing with nicely nuanced dialogue. Kudos to the author for this thoroughly engaging work.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    When a pile of bones appears after a heavy rain storm, Kate is not sure that this is a cold case that can be solved. With a name necklace, and diligent research she discovers the body belongs to Jean Tripp who allegedly ran away from Marhaven, a care home, in the 1970s. With the help of her estranged mother and a reporter, a much deeper mystery is uncovered. Good read with a lot of information about Kate and her life.

  21. 5 out of 5

    joan caryl jewitt

    Certainly didn't disappoint!!! I have now read all six books in the Kate Redman Mystery books and I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The story line was extremely current with connotations of famous people being able to have access to children's homes and abusing the vulnerable!!! A well worthy five stars.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Pat Welte

    I love all of Celina Grace books but especially the Kate Redman series. I get a view of lives and crimes in another country. Celina Grace is an excellent writer and I will continue to read them. I started reading and could not put it down. I read very late into the night or was it morning to finish this book. Great story.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jillian Higham

    Riveting I read this in one sitting. The characters are always so believable in Celina Grace's books, especially Kate herself with her self doubts, prickliness and strong sense of right and wrong. The subject matter is very topical at the moment with everything that is coming out about men in positions of power and varying degrees of sexual abuse.

  24. 4 out of 5

    T. Certain

    Another Great Kate Redmond Detective Kate Redmond has got her hands full again. A landslide has caused a body to surface and its old. They have but 1 clue and without knowing how long ago the death happened, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack. And of course there are a multitude of other things to distract.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    I was so surprised to find that i was at the end, twenty two chapters had gone by in a flash i was so deep in the life of Kate Redman, I love Police procedure books but with Kate you feel you really know her, and experience her private life, and her life in the Police, often on edge often excited when she gets a lead, but as always with Celina Grace books, a really brilliant storyline.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    While the people of Abbeyford are suffering from torrential rain, a landslide results in the exposure of a body. One that seems to have been buried forty years ago. Detective Sergeant Kate Redman and the rest of the team investigaye. But where will it lead to. An interesting story and more development of the characters as the series continues

  27. 4 out of 5

    Linda Lpp

    Echoing previous reviews Another good continuation of the life(personal and professional) of Kate Redman. Some details are getting tiresome (boss storming noisily into the office) and Redman's fear or inability to establish a meaningful, lasting life partner...but off I go to find Book 7.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Wilson

    Kate Redman is an honest everyday cop. She found out the mother she hated had a past and perhaps a reason to be the way she was. Kate takes on the higher ups who would like to bury old sins. Because the body of a young woman is uncovered, literally, the cops start digging into her past. An interesting police procedure. I like Kate Redman.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alice Wood

    My review I chose this book because I hAve read and enjoyed previous ones. I liked this one very much. I kept me guessing but I would say "enjoyrd" is the wrong word especially about the last sections. Considering things brought out in the news the last few years, it's very important!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ms Rita Crawford

    Echo Have read a number of Ms Grace books and haven't been disappointed as yet. Unfortunately I've not read them in order but even with that in mind you Can still pick up the relations/hips as you go along Kate is a fab detective who has many layers to her character With strong co characters

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