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Echo After Echo

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Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared - for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; and for death in the theater.

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it's easy to say yes. But it's hard not to be distracted when there's a death at the theater - and then another - especially when Zara doesn't know if they're accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It's hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It's hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole - and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.

©2017 Amy Rose Capetta, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Lyrical writing & twisty thriller

I loved Amy Rose Capetta's writing style in The Brilliant Death and while this was very different it was just as clever and evocative. Not what you expect from a book with a thriller or but with the setting of a theatre performing a Greek tragedy, it worked surprisingly well. The thriller plot was very well done, bluffing and double bluffing the reader without ever cheating you, until the final reveal(s) where it all falls into place. The romance plot was interwoven amongst it all so well, and watching Zara find herself and her confidence despite everything was incredibly satisfying.