Lost Echoes by Joe R. Lansdale

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Since a mysterious childhood illness, Harry Wilkes has experienced horrific visions. Gruesome scenes emerge to replay themselves before his eyes. Triggered by simple sounds, these visions occur anywhere a tragic event has happened. Now in college, Harry feels haunted and turns to alcohol to dull his visionary senses. One night, he sees a fellow drunk easily best three muggers. In this man, Harry finds not only a friend that will help him kick the booze, but also a sensei who will teach him to master his unusual gift. Soon Harry’s childhood crush, Kayla, comes and asks for help solving her father’s murder. Unsure of how it will affect him, Harry finds the strength to confront the dark secrets of the past, only to unveil the horrors of the present.

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About Joe R. Lansdale

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Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Sunset and Sawdust, Lost Echoes, and Leather Maiden. He has received the British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Edgar Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, and eight Bram Stoker Awards. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Published February 13, 2007 by Vintage. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An old murder case gets solved, an old love affair rekindled, and Harry manages to siphon some of the scare out of his unwelcome gift.

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In this superior East Texas crime thriller from Stoker-winner Lansdale (Sunset and Sawdust ), Harry Wilkes discovers after a severe childhood ear infection that he has a peculiar "hindsight."

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Entertainment Weekly

All it takes is a loud sound — for example, slamming the same door a murderer shut — to conjure a violent episode.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Some fathers cast shadows that sons can’t move out from under, some fathers can be such a positive force that their sons can’t easily move past their death and other fathers daughters love them despite their flaws and only want the best for them.

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