Past Echoes by Graham Smith #BlogBlitz @Bloodhoundbook @GrahamSmith1972


Book Description:

Tasked with finding a beneficiary and revealing a dead woman’s secret, Jake Boulder travels to New York with his girlfriend Taylor. He also has to find his estranged father for a life-saving transfusion. 

Once there he becomes embroiled in a web of mystery, deceit and violence which sees him pitted against a professional assassin known only as The Mortician. Boulder must use every drop of his courage and cunning to survive the chaos that envelops him.

Also available in this best-selling series:

Book 1 Watching The Bodies

Book 2 The Kindred Killers

Past Echoes is a fast-paced thriller full of action and adventure. The Jake Boulder series appeals to fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series as well as authors like; Rob Sinclair, David Baldacci and Ian Rankin.


My Thoughts:

Past Echoes is the third book in the brilliant Jake Boulder series. Personally I would recommend reading them in order, or at least The Kindred Killers before reading Past Echoes, not just because you will get a better understanding of Jake but because they truly are great reads.

I loved Watching The Bodies and The Kindred Killers is one of my favourite books of 2017. I have to admit I was slightly worried how the author would be able to beat or match the previous books but I should have had more faith in him. What the author has given us is something that is quite different to the first two books in the series. This one is personal. Well it is when it comes to Jake.

It’s hard to say to much about the story as it really would spoil it for other readers. What I will say is that it certainly takes some surprising turns that I had not envisioned that had me constantly holding my breath. There is still plenty of action that I have personally come to love from this series but it was also more emotional than I had bargained for.

Past Echoes I think will take Jake Boulder fans by surprise and I mean that in a good way. The author really gets the readers emotions going so that we are very much invested in what is happening to Jake and he will literally have you on the edge of your seat praying for the bad guys to get their comeuppance. Brilliant!

My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

Past Echoes is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that the link used is an affiliate link)


Author Bio:

Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.

He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and two novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.

2018 will be a busy year for Graham as he has the third Jake Boulder being published and a Harry Evans novel and novella.

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website since 2009

Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.

Graham can be found at





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