The Echo Killing
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What to expect
The most exciting new crime voice you’ll read this year!
Fifteen years ago her mother’s killer got away. Has he finally struck again?
MURDER SHOCKS PEACEFUL NEIGHBOURHOOD
A woman in her thirties. Found naked and stabbed on the kitchen floor. Discovered by her twelve-year-old daughter after school.
As top Savannah crime reporter Harper McClain stares at the horrific scene before her, one thought screams through her mind. This murder is identical to another murder she has witnessed. Her mother’s murder…
For fifteen years, Harper has been torn apart by the knowledge that her mother’s killer is walking free. And now, it seems he’s struck again. There are no fingerprints. No footprints. No DNA. Yet still, Harper is determined to discover the truth once and for all.
But that search will come at a cost…and it could be one she isn’t ready to pay.
‘The Echo Killing won me over utterly, from its lush southern setting, to the determined, vulnerable Harper and her dogged search for the truth’ Ruth Ware, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood
‘I had high hopes from the first page, which were soon met and then wildly exceeded. Simply fantastic’ Alex Lake, bestselling author of After Anna
‘The Echo Killing reels the reader in with a skilful build-up of tension until you are sent hurtling towards a nerve-shredding climax. I was turning the pages with a genuinely racing heart’ Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage In a Wood
‘A taut, tightly-woven mystery set in the simmering heat of Savannah. This one kept me guessing till the very end . . . and then left me hungry for more!’ C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this gripping story. A brilliant mix of crime, thriller and suspense’ Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie
‘A dark, brilliantly paced crime novel that draws you in from the first page. Not to be missed!’ Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister’s Bones
‘The Echo Killing had me gripped from the start. Harper McClain ranks alongside the best investigative reporters in fiction. I loved her’ Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill
‘Young adult writer Daugherty moves effortlessly into crime with this well-plotted tale’ Inews
‘An engrossing, multifaceted mystery with snappy dialogue, a well-drawn cast of characters, and a sizzling romantic subplot’ Publishers Weekly
‘Daugherty delivers an insider’s view of journalism…She nails the newsroom culture’ The Associated Press
‘Eye-poppingly tense’ Richmond Times-Dispatch
‘A spine-tingling, gritty mystery’ Library Journal
‘A realistic page turner that balances urban grit and Southern Gothic’ Cleveland Plain Dealer
‘Christi Daugherty knows the art of weaving a mystery’ Washington Book Review
‘A pulse-pounding combination of mystery and suspense’ Kirkus Reviews