Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pantheon Magazine Review

Check out this lovely Pantheon Magazine review of Echo Lake:

"As a work of mystery, Echo Lake is as interested in the whydunits as it is the whodunits. The lake itself exhales both a literal and metaphorical fog, one that implies cause as well as conceals truth. Few are immune to its draw; fewer still to its murderous influence. Past and present crimes braid together in a way that stops time and denies exceptionality, and this is one of Echo Lake’s great accomplishments: it speaks of the violence and umbrage between and within families as a cyclical constant, doomed to repeat itself if never addressed. It takes its time doing this, but with Trent’s clean but elegiac prose (she’s an established poet), the scenery on the journey is always intriguing, rich, alive. Think the secret lovechild of Flannery O’Connor and James Dickey." 

Buy Echo Lake from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or at your local store--check out Indibound for local retailers. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Letitia Trent on Other People Podcast

I was recently on Brad Listi's Other People Podcast

Review from Heavy Feather Review

Very kind review of Echo Lake from Heavy Feather Review:

"Any narrative that manages to create and successfully convey a distinctive mood deserves to be called atmospheric. However, there are novels that possess an atmosphere so strong, so inescapable that it turns the narrative into an unbelievably engrossing reading experience. More than atmospheric, these rare novels deserve to be called something far more powerful: mesmerizing. Letitia Trent’s Echo Lakebelongs to this select group, and it doesn’t stop there. From the gloominess of rural noir to the foreboding tension of supernatural horror, Echo Lake smoothly transitions between a plethora of ambiances that, while distinct, mix very well with one another and allow the novel to keep its dark talons deep in readers’ brains for almost three hundred pages."