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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Coyle Narrator: Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781469277455
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Unable to escape his own past, Rick Cahill risks his life for a woman who is hiding her own. Rick Cahill was never convicted of his wife’s murder, but he was never exonerated either. Not by the police. Not by the media. Not even by himself. Eight years later, police suspicion and his own guilt remain over his responsibility in his wife’s death. When he meets Melody Malana, a beautiful yet secretive TV reporter, he sees a chance to love again. When she is arrested for murder and asks Rick for help, the former cop says no, but the rest of him says yes, and he grasps at a chance for love and redemption. Rick’s attempt to help turns terribly wrong, and he becomes a suspect in the murder and target of a police manhunt. On the run, Rick encounters desperate people who will kill to keep their pasts buried. Before Rick can save himself and bring down a murderer, he must confront the truth about his own past and untangle his feelings for a woman he can never fully trust. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A sharp, compelling read, Coyle’s Yesterday’s Echo conjures images of Chandler’s California, while reverberating with an energy and style all his own.”

    Stephen Jay Schwartz, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Boulevard

  • “Narrator Nick Podehl’s interpretation of the edgy Rick is solid. He gives Rick an irresistible smart-alecky charm, so no one will be surprised when Rick lets his instincts rule his head as he intervenes to rescue a damsel in distress…Podehl’s upbeat performance makes Coyle’s well-crafted Chandleresque noir a delight for the ear. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Coyle’s promising debut introduces ex-cop Rick Cahill, a tarnished knight who battles internal and external demons…Cahill turns out to be both tough and resourceful when forced to confront his past. Readers can hope his future will be brighter.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Coyle does a superb job of drawing the reader in and keeps a steady pace of action along with solid character development. This celebration of the crime noir novels of old with a modern sensibility in Rick Cahill as hero will strongly appeal to fans of classic hard-boiled PI novels.”

    Library Journal

  • “Anyone who wishes, as I do, that Raymond Chandler had written more novels ought to read Matt Coyle’s Yesterday’s Echo, which zings with wit while it convinces us that police, politicos, and business folk can be as mean and corrupt as ever.”

    Ken Kulken, award-winning author of the Tom Hickey California crime novels

  • “Readers looking for a smart new spin on the classic PI novel will find it in Matt Coyle’s terrific debut, yesterday’s Echo. Coyle turns the difficult trick of paying the proper respect to the traditions of the classic hard-boiled novel while stamping it all with his own distinct, contemporary take. A great read.”

    Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Assume Nothing

  • Nominated for the 2014 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel
  • Winner of the 2014 Silver Medal Benjamin Franklin Award
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2014 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
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About the Author

Matt Coyle grew up in Southern California, battling his brother and sisters for respect and the best spot on the couch in front of the television. He knew he wanted to be a writer at the age of twelve when his father gave him The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Deborah, and their Yellow Lab, Angus. 

About the Narrator

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards, including fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.