MURDER. TREASURE. A SUPERNATURAL TWIST.
John Bastian is plunged into a dangerous journey to uncover the truth about his past life as Jack Bachman after a freak skiing accident unlocks hidden memories. With unshakable visions of a brutal ax attack, the cursed Lafayette treasure, and a captivating redheaded woman, John searches to find answers and confront the man who murdered him.
On a perilous path and with a hurricane fast approaching, John fights for his survival and the safety of those he loves, threats haunting him at every turn. Will he find redemption, or be consumed by an unquenchable thirst for revenge?
Available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
2023 Best Indie Book Award (BIBA) - Supernatural Suspense, 1st place
2023 BookFest Awards - 1st Place: Supernatural Thriller, 2nd Place: Suspense Thriller
2023 Best Book Awards (American BookFest) - Finalist, Mystery/Suspense
2023 Pencraft Book Award Runner-Up Winner
2023 Literary Titan Silver Book Award
2023 Firebird Book Awards - 1st Place
Praise & Reviews
There is a lot of darkness and unknown that extends the chills you feel while reading.
The twists and turns kept me in my seat, reading this one from cover to cover in one mesmerizing session.
This was a very fast-paced book. Well executed and well written and definitely kept me flipping pages.
Bennecke demonstrates unparalleled skill in tying together multiple plot lines, exploring meaningful themes, and saving a few surprises until the very last page.
A consistently nimble and riveting cross-genre tale.
Author J. Luke Bennecke writes a winning story that hits on themes of greed, love, and spirituality. It is as fast-paced as it is twisty.
An action-packed thriller with a focus on redemption and second chances, this Deep South adventure is an original, genre-bending read.
Ruthless treasure hunters, hidden secrets, callous murders, and the concept of reincarnation are just a few of the exciting elements vying for attention in this relentless novel. With boundless energy and unexpected twists, Echo from a Bayou is a dramatic treasure hunt whose ending just might be the gold you’ve been searching for.
Thoroughly entertaining—murder, mayhem, adventure, and another chance at a stolen love. The pacing is amazing. The setup is taut. Who could resist searching for another life? Echo From a Bayou is a vibrant, fast-paced thriller that will keep you enthralled until its explosive end.
Bennecke brings both setting and characters into stark clarity with realistic and detailed descriptions. Echo from a Bayou will captivate readers with astonishing surprises and reveals as John falls down the rabbit hole of his other self.
For mystery readers looking for a fast-paced story, look no further than Echo From a Bayou. I will not tell readers what that twist is, but suffice it to say, it will be shocking.
Bennecke’s narrative is a riveting blend of high-octane action and suspense that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.