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
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
Harper is a news reporter in Savannah, where she works nights following crime activity across the city to catch her next story. After responding to a call to a murder scene, Harper is on a story that is eerily similar to another murder that happened 15 years earlier... the murder of Harper's mother, which was never solved. Harper sees the connection between the cases, but the police don't want to hear about it. Investigating this current story brings back memories for Harper, many of which she h ...more
I loved it!
Harper McClain is a crime reporter living in Savannah, Georgia. When she was twelve-years-old, her mother was brutally murdered. Her Mother's murderer was never found. This has been a driving force for Harper and one of the reasons she became a crime reporter. She has built a solid reputation for herself as a journalist and formed relationships with police officers over the years. One of the police officers serves as a father figure to her as she is estranged from her father. Harper ...more
Harper McClain's world is like a Venti Double Shot On Ice from Starbuck's.
Maximum jolt with an icy thrill.
But it's June in Savannah and the soothing drawls suddenly pay heed to what's happening on those tree-lined streets. Harper, a crime reporter for the Daily News, hears the loud buzz on her police scanner. She and her photographer, Miles Jackson, set off to get an edge on a gang shooting not far away. As shots ring out, she and Miles are pinned down behind an abandoned vehicle. The police arr ...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
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.
The fundamental mistrust between the police and the press created a hazy no-man's-land between the two, draped in emotional barbed wire.
4.75 stars! Stop the press— this is one series opener you don't want to miss! From the opening paragraphs, I could tell that The Echo Killing was going to be a winner, and only a couple chapters in, I was pausing to look up Christi Daugherty's background and figure out why I hadn't heard of her before. The Echo Killing packs one heck of a punch as Daugherty's ...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