When a murder echoing a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer.A city of antebellum architecture, picturesque parks, and cobblestone streets, Savannah moves at a graceful pace. But for Harper McClain, the timeless beauty and culture that distinguishes her homes Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. She wouldnt have it any other way. Not even finding her mother brutally murdered in their home when she was twelve has made her love Savannah any less.Her mothers killer was never found, and that unsolved murder left Harper with an obsession that drove her to become one of the best crime reporters in the state of Georgia. She spends her nights with the police, searching for criminals. Her latest investigation takes her to the scene of a homicide where the details are hauntingly familiar: a young girl being led from the scene by a detective, a female victim naked and stabbed multiple times in the kitchen, and no traces of any evidence pointing towards a suspect.Harper has seen all of this before in her own life. The similarities between the murder of Marie Whitney and her own mothers death lead her to believe theyre both victims of the same killer. At last, she has the chance to find the murderer whos eluded justice for fifteen years and make sure another little girl isnt forever haunted by a senseless act of violenceeven if it puts Harper in the killers cross-hairs...
|Title||:||The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1)|
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The Echo Killing (Harper McClain #1) Reviews
I love a good thriller. Especially one that surprises me by turning out to be pretty amazing by the end. The Echo Killing did exactly this.
I started this book without any expectations and was mildly disappointed up until about the halfway point when things really started picking up. I was unsure about how I felt regarding Harper being a journalist. I typically am more interested in thriller novels from the perspective of law enforcement or detectives and in the beginning did not really apprecia ...more
Good solid mystery! I loved how the worlds of journalism and the police department collide in this novel. Harper works closely with the detectives as she was the survivor of a horrific crime years ago when her mother was brutally murdered and young Harper discovered the body. Now amid gang shootings and domestic drama, another seemingly senseless murder occurs and Harper becomes suspicious when there appear to be too many similarities to her mother's murder--including the survivor's twelve-year- ...more
A great new thriller and a new character to follow. Harper McClain is a criminal reporter working for a Savannah newspaper. Her mother was murdered when Harper was only 12 and the killer was never found. Now there is a new murder, fifteen years later, and the murder scene looks very much like that of her mother. The investigation is on and Harper is deeply involved even though she's not supposed to be. Some very surprising information turns up.
I enjoyed reading this book and loved the strong, d ...more
As a native Georgian, I enjoyed this novel that is set in Savannah. Harper McClain is a young crime reporter for the local newspaper who is investigating a murder that is very similar to her mother's murder 15 year prior. As she gets caught up in the investigation, she finds that some of the clues hit very close to home. A fast-paced read that I enjoyed very much. I think if you enjoy Debra Webb or Mary Higgins Clark, you will enjoy this one. Thank you to NetGalley for the Advanced Copy in excha ...more
This wasn't a grab you by the seat of the pants kind of mystery. It was slow to build and I'm not good at practicing patience. BUT, once it got moving, the story took off the runway.
A recent murder of a woman appears to echo that of one that took place 20 years ago. One whose daughter is now a reporter and recognizes the similarities of the death that took her mother from her at the age of 12. Investigating it however, comes at a great cost. Her safety, her job and her relationships all teeter o ...more
Harper might come across as a tad morbid to some. “Murders didn’t bother Harper. They fascinated her...Murder had long ago left it’s fingerprints in her DNA.” Fifteen years earlier, she had come home from school to discover her mother brutally murdered in their kitchen. Now, she's 27 and is a crime reporter for a Savannah newspaper. She’s audacious, maybe even foolhardy. At one point she asks a friend if she could be considered self destructive.
I chose this because it was located in Savannah. B ...more
4.5 stop the presses stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5
if it bleeds it leads...
This was a newspaper reporter procedural, is that a thing? Well it should be....This is the first book in the Harper McClain series and let me tell you the series is off to a fantastic start....
Harper was born to be a crime reporter.... she puts her everything into her job... it’s personal... it’s her calling.... so when she starts investigating a murder that is eerily similar to the murder of her mother over 15 years ago.... she will sto ...more