The Echoes

The Echoes

‘One of our most distinctive and vital voices’ Daily Mail


A story about the weight of the past and the promise of the future set between rural Australia and London - from the bestselling author of The Bass Rock

'A book that will stay with you forever'

'Unsettling, vivid and beautifully written' CLAIRE FULLER

'Brilliant... What a discovery' ANNE ENRIGHT

'This may be my favourite Evie Wyld novel' PAULA HAWKINS

Max didn’t believe in an afterlife. Until he died. Now, as a reluctant ghost trying to work out why he remains, he watches his girlfriend Hannah lost in grief in the flat they shared and begins to realise how much of her life was invisible to him.

In the weeks and months before Max’s death, Hannah is haunted by the secrets she left Australia to escape. A relationship with Max seems to offer the potential of a different story, but the past refuses to stay hidden. It finds expression in the untold stories of the people she grew up with, the details of their lives she never knew and the events that broke her family apart and led her to Max.

Both a celebration and autopsy of a relationship, The Echoes is a novel about stories and who has the right to tell them, asking what of our past can we shrug off and what is fixed forever.


  • This is stranger, darker and more brilliant than anything she’s written before… This is a book that will stay with you for ever – both intimate and extraordinarily ambitious
    Observer, *Books to Look Out For 2024*

About the author

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld is the award-winning author of four novels and one graphic novel. She has won the Betty Trask Award, Miles Franklin Award, John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Encore Award, Jerwood Fiction Prize and the European Union Prize. In 2013 she was included in Granta’s once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and runs an independent bookshop in Peckham called Review.
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