• A Beautiful Corpse

  • A Harper McClain Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Christi Daugherty
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (317 ratings)

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By: Christi Daugherty
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
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Publisher's Summary

"Narrator Sophie Amoss introduces crime reporter Harper McClain, who is hardworking, passionate, and complex... Amoss expertly portrays Harper and a wide range of supporting characters with soft Southern drawls and distinct vocal traits. With its building tension and engaging twists, this mystery grabs listeners and doesn't let go." —AudioFile Magazine

"Narrator Sophie Amoss creates a menacing dark drama that will grab listeners right away. She enhances the story with superb timing and a delicious Southern drawl" (AudioFile Magazine on The Echo Killing)

From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain. 

For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all. 

With its antebellum houses and ancient oak trees draped in a veil of Spanish moss, Savannah’s graceful downtown is famous around the world. When a woman is killed in the heart of that affluent district, the shock is felt throughout the city. But for crime reporter Harper McClain, this story is personal. The corpse has a familiar face.  

Only 24 years old, Naomi Scott was just getting started. A law student, tending bar to make ends meet, she wanted to change the world. Instead, her life ended in the dead of night at the hands of an unseen gunman. 

There are no witnesses to the crime. The police have three suspects: Scott’s boyfriend, who has a criminal past he claims he’s put behind him, her boss, who stalked another young bartender two years ago, and the district attorney’s son, whom Naomi dated until their relationship ended in acrimony. All three men claim to love her. Could one of them be her killer?  

With the whole city demanding answers, Harper unravels a tangled story of obsession and jealousy. But the pressures on her go beyond the murder. The newspaper is facing more layoffs. Her boss fears both their jobs are on the line. And Harper begins to realize that someone is watching her every move. Someone familiar and very dangerous.  

Someone who told her to run before it’s too late....

©2019 Christi Daugherty (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Great Character, bad stories

I've listened to both books in this series and despite the weak plots and less than creative twists, I really like the main character. Hopefully future books will be put together better, story wise, until then enjoy Harper as a character and don't think too critically about the story.

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Humorous Thriller

The narrator does an excellent job switching characters without being overly theatrical. The story is based in Georgia so the accent is just right. The overall story is captivating with touches of humor. I enjoy The Harper McClain series.

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Harper McClain series

I love the this series and Sophie Amos is one of my favorite readers! I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

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Amazing

This is a great series. I wish they would do a movie. It’s good start to finish.

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Ready for next

Listened to first in the series and had to immediately buy the next. Can’t wait till next is availed. Good story. Interesting characters and great narration.

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Great series

loved it. great second to the series. Crime through new eyes of a newspaper reporter a dying breed.

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A Beautiful Corpse

2nd in the series and I am still interested. I want to find out what is next for these characters. On to book 3!

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Love this series!

Loving this series and can’t wait for the next one which is coming out in March 2020. This narrator is awesome!

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And An Ugly Villain!

I listened to The Echo Killing and was blown away. I had not heard of this author and did not realize it was going to be a series. I just finished A Beautiful Corpse and can not wait for the third book. Well developed characters that are real. Relationships between the characters feel true to life. Harper is building her respect with the police force as their crime beat journalist. There is a love interest, but it is rocky due to conflicts on many levels. There is also a background story that carries on into the second book that is still not resolved but keeps getting deeper and more mysterious. Christy Daugherty please finish the third book, soon!