Canyon Echoes

Fiction - Suspense
230 Pages
Reviewed on 06/02/2016
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Author Biography

Miranda Nading is a southern Nevada transplant from Wyoming. She lives and works in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area with her husband, Lance, and her Pomchi’s Boomer and Missy. When not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she can be found reading, scuba diving, exploring, or getting up to mischief.

Though she started writing short stories in the third grade, she tackled her first novel-length manuscript, Witch Hunt in 1992. As a single mother, time was a precious commodity and though she had little to spare, she continued writing and completed her second manuscript, Exodus, in 1994. Echoes of Harmony followed in 1996 and would become her breakout novel in 2014.

Her other works include Caliban and Canyon Echoes, also published in 2014. Published in 2015 were the first two books of the Extinction Series: Genesis and Flash Point. The next two books: Judas and Asylum are slated for release in 2016. As she continues working on Extinction, Miranda also has planned a short story that will be released in December of 2016 in an anthology whose proceeds will go to charity. It will later end up in a short story collection which will include her favorites. Also planned is Eldorado: A Cottonwood Cove Adventure.

The genres Miranda prefers to write are also among her favorite reads: Thrillers, Science Fiction, and Horror, all with a suspenseful edge that leaves the reader riding the edge of their seat and turning the pages. The Extinction Series is her first exploration into Post-Apocalyptic suspense with a hard dystopian edge and more than a little science fiction. Though she has read some historical romance, she prefers romance to be the seasoning in the dish, not the main course.

Her favorite writers include, but are in no way limited to: Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Author Conan Doyle, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Robert Browning, Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. These are authors whose work she rereads once every year or two as, she says, it is like visiting an old friend.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite

Canyon Echoes by Miranda Nading takes place in Yellowstone National Park. Scenic. Dramatic. Beautiful. It is home to maintenance crews ‘Canyon Village’ and ‘Lake.’ The teams take residence before the tourists pour into the area and competition between the two is palpable. When Lester of Canyon Village reports he plans on taking control of Lake too, he awakens emotions in the other team that he would regret.

Gracie O’Dowdy, Julie, Kari and Kristi work together. They watch out for each other – their lives could depend on it. Gracie is emotionally needy and Julie protects her. When Lester is found dead, all eyes, and ranger Hudson Foster, look to Gracie - after all she discovered the body and cannot give any reasonably accurate account of why she was in the vicinity. Tensions further increase when a veteran ranger goes missing. Whatever is happening in the park is causing great fear among the locals. What is going on? Who is targeting the crew members, and why?

Hudson Foster is determined to solve the mystery, and delves into the dark past of Gracie O’Dowdy. His efforts uncover a surprising twist. Gracie has a mystery other person. ‘Mommy’ appears to be a part of her persona. What happened in her past, and is she capable of murder?

Canyon Echoes by Miranda Nading is a real thriller. It grabs the reader’s attention from the very beginning and refuses to let go. Take a tour of this book. It is totally engrossing. I enjoyed every part, despite some graphic descriptive portions. This aspect aside, I could not put it down. Absolutely recommended if you love an excellent, wonderful, and exciting read.

Kari Clancy

Another amazing novel by Miranda! I just couldn't put the book down, the suspense was killing me, I had to know what was going to happen next! Miranda has a special way of twisting riveting suspense with the inner emotions and thoughts of her characters.

Ronald Hutson Sr.

I started reading this book and didn't want to put it down. The first chapter rivets you to your seat and forces you to read on.

Peggy N.

It was great and keeps you involved. Couldn't put it down.

Erika Leitch

Great Book!! Great Author!!