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Publisher's Summary

When a murder echoing a 15-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer in Christi Daugherty's new audiobook, The Echo Killing.

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 home’s Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Not even finding her mother brutally murdered in their home when she was 12 has made her love Savannah any less. 

Her mother’s 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 toward a suspect. 

Harper has seen all of this before in her own life. The similarities between the murder of Marie Whitney and her own mother’s death lead her to believe they’re both victims of the same killer. At last, she has the chance to find the murderer who’s eluded justice for 15 years and make sure another little girl isn’t forever haunted by a senseless act of violence - even if it puts Harper in the killer’s crosshairs....

©2018 Christi Daugherty (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Fans of Hank Phillippi Ryan and Michael Connelly will thoroughly enjoy this new voice in crime fiction." (Library Journal)

"Daugherty delivers an insider's view of journalism, from the adrenaline rush of covering a major story to the drudgery of delving into the background behind a story." (Associated Press)

"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)

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Wow! Great Book

I have never read anything by this author and frankly was a little hesitate to purchase this book. I find few authors do strong female lead characters well. Most make them overly emotional or hard as steel; caricatures of real women. The female lead had a difficult childhood, but has made a place for herself as an adult. When faced with issues from her past she reacts as I believe most women would, with doubts and concerns, but also strenght. While I figured out the ending about 3/4's into the story, I enjoyed it to completion. Overall, I liked the book and will definitely purchase another by this author.

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Good book!

The story and narration were both very captivating, the end kept me guessing, looking forward to more from this author

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Excellent debut novel

Christi Daugherty is a name I will be very familiar with after reading this book and so will everyone else. She leaves the reader anticipating the next book in this series. Really cannot wait to see what’s next from her.

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Wow story keeps you on the edge

Wow I am impressed by her writing skill and to keep you on the edge of your seat and to never know what is going to happen next. I can’t wait for the next book to come out

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Another obnoxious heroine

Not only does this heroine do stupid things, she's self-centered, self-indulgent and hyper-drama queen emotional all the time. Finding her mother dead in the kitchen, severe as that was, does not justify this character.

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Wow!

I wasn’t sure about this one after I bought it. But I immediately loved the narrator’s voice. So I gave it a chance. So glad I did! I have sat in my car longer than necessary several times to keep listen. I finally had to pull out ear buds to finish it. The story is incredibly well written. Honestly the only thing I wasn’t happy with is the ending. I only hope this means another book is coming out to continue the story.

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Good story that goes nowhere

I wanted to like this book. There were so many opportunities for it to be a great read, but it falls flat. It is slow and has a lot of character development that seems to be wasted because it goes nowhere. I felt that it was the first draft of a book for what had a lot of potential-so in a way I blame the editor for not tightening it up. I'd give it another star if this was the first in a trilogy so we can find out what happened to the rest of the stories the author opens up and just leaves there.

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Can't Wait for the Next One!

Great new series, excellent narration! You can tell the author writes from experience.

Interesting characters, entertaining plot, nice backdrop.

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What a surprise!

After a few chapters I thought meh !
Then the book grabbed me and I couldn’t stop listening. The character of Harper was mesmerizing . The writing of her heart ache , felt every bit of it . The book was well crafted , tension and terror at the right time .
I see a sequel coming , I hope so . Why ? Lol, no spoilers from me .
Seriously this book was very enjoyable.

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Good story (the echo killing)

this was a great book.. can't wait for more.
I enjoyed it . left you in suspense for the next book..