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 didn't fall in love with this book on the first page--it took a couple of chapters to completely hook me. The things I liked about this book were engaging characters, a great sense of place, a backstory that enriched the contemporary plot, and unpredicatability--which doesn't mean constant surprises, but a plot that unfolded in logical but sometimes unexpected directions. Moderate levels of suspense, and hints that could lead to a sequel, but the plot is wrapped up in the best ending I have re ...more
The Echo Killing is an expertly crafted novel which I thoroughly enjoyed. Author Christi Daughtery came up with such rich settings and characters in this dark and twisty book. I loved the premise which had me hooked from the start. The story unfolded at a great pace, and I loved the lush Savannah setting. Harper McClain made an intriguing character, feeling all too real as I turned the pages of what I would describe as a pulse-pounding read. The ending was both satisfying and thought-provoking, ...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
Fifteen years ago, a 12-year-old girl came home from school only to find her mother lying dead on the kitchen floor. She had been stabbed repeatedly ... the killer was never found.
Crime Reporter Harper McClain was that child. The murder of her mother is the very reason she chose her profession. She's very good at what she does, the cops respect her for her honesty, sometimes brutal at times.
She hears the scanner and off she runs, grabbing her photographer and her notebook. A woman has been found ...more
Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's press for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this one. Harper McClain was a great character, damaged enough to be "interesting" but really strong, smart as a whip, and highly entertaining to watch do her thing. The secondary characters were pretty good too, but Harper was definitely a powerful main character.
The mystery itself was a good one. I will admit, I solved the murder (or at least guessed the identity of the mur ...more
3.5 rounded up. A really solid start to what is hopefully a series. I enjoyed this one, but it left me with more questions by the end which made the ending a bit flat but I will be looking out for the next one for sure!
Set in Savannah, Georgia, we meet crime reporter Harper McClain. When a murder is committed, echoing a 15-year-old cold case, McClain takes it upon herself to try to find the perpetrator. The kicker here is that it was McClain’s mother killed 15 years ago, and the fact that the k ...more
Savannah is beautiful... and fairly safe and picturesque when you stick to the side the tourists are on. There is a bleaker side of the city, where the houses aren't so picture perfect and the criminals run rampant. Harper is in her element when things are a bit scary and dangerous, and she spends a lot of her time there. She's a newspaper reporter who covers crime in the city, and "if it bleeds, it leads". She's always ready to dash off with her photographer to the latest crime scene, and they ...more
Very entertaining! I stayed up into the wee hours to finish. Even though I kind of had a feeling how this would end it was still very well thought out and really well paced. I never got bored. Great characters and an ending that left enough questions to keep me hooked into reading the next novel. Really looking forward to seeing where this series goes. 4.5 stars.