Past Echoes by Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972 @BloodhoundBook #(Jake Boulder Book 3 #Review #Blog



Looking for a fast-paced and utterly gripping crime thriller? Then try this book by #1 best-selling author Graham Smith, an explosive thriller full of stunning twists and turns.

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.

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by Graham Smith


This is a little hard to review because if you haven’t already been keeping up with the series it could just spoil certain story lines that run from one book to another, as in this case. So you may as well read all three really. Believe me when you finish each book you are ready for the next.

Now for a little general information on Jake Boulder, he is a Scotsman living in America and sees himself as a pretty average guy. Average height, average weight and average looks but that is where average stops. I don’t know if he was born with stubbornness and determination to be the best or if it was his childhood that made him that way. I just know that where most kids that keep getting knocked down would stay down, Jake would be the one to keep getting up and learn how not to be knocked down in the first place. Now he is one determined man when he has a mission.

Due to the type of life style he has he doesn’t really go for the long-term stuff with the ladies but Taylor was different. So when the opportunity comes up to travel to New York on a personal life or death matter, plus the chance to follow-up on a promise of a dying lady’s wishes and attend  a wedding that his girlfriend wants him to go to, it seems that he can have all his eggs in one basket. It all sounds too easy and Jake’s life has never been easy.

Now I don’t know if I am just getting more into the series or what but this story real ticked all the adrenaline boxes, emotional melt down buttons and total entertainment requirements. I thought I knew Jake but I have only really known him professionally, well plus a bit, but this story is a Jake that I don’t think even he knew was inside him. This story pushes him into so many personal and emotional areas of his life so quickly from every avenue. It is almost like a shut down of him as a person and a new professional Jake that can’t for a little while see anything but an end result. It is the only way to deal with what he has to do. Total focused.

Out of all the three books, this has to be my favourite, so far but I am sure the author Graham Smith will push Jake even more in the next one. A really belting book.


Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he 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.

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

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and one book. This is the third book in the Jake Boulder series





Watching The Bodies (Jake Boulder Book 1) by [Smith, Graham]

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The Kindred Killers (Jake Boulder Book 2) by [Smith, Graham]

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