The Echo (novel)

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The Echo
Author Minette Walters
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Crime / Mystery novel
Publisher Pan Books
Publication date
21 February 1997
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback) & Audio CD
Pages 343 pp (hardback)
ISBN 0-333-65932-5
OCLC 36631472
Preceded by The Dark Room
Followed by The Breaker

The Echo (1997) is a crime novel by Minette Walters.


Homeless man Billy Blake dies of starvation inside wealthy architect Amanda Powell's garage, leading her into a strange obsession with discovering how he came to be there and why he didn't call for help. Her inquiries lead her to journalist Michael Deacon, who slowly becomes suspicious of Amanda's motives and the fact that she only became rich following her husband's death.

Television adaptation[edit]

In 1998 this story was adapted for television by the BBC. The cast featured Clive Owen as Michael Deacon and Joely Richardson as Amanda.

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