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 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
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
If you're looking to start a new crime series in 2018, look no further than The Echo by Christi Daugherty. Harper McClain is a crime reporter for the Daily News in Savannah, glued to her police scanner every night to make sure she's the first reporter at crime scenes - the worse the crime, the better the story. When she arrives at the scene of the horrific murder of Marie Whitney in a smart neighbourhood and witnesses a young girl being led from the house, it takes her back to a scene from her o ...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
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
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
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