GENRE:

Crime

UK PUBLICATION:

HarperCollins, March 2018

US PUBLICATION:

St. Martin's Press / Minotaur, March 2018

THE ECHO KILLING

Christi Daugherty

 

Harper McClain was 12 years old when she found her mother stabbed to death, naked on the kitchen floor.

 

Years later, Harper’s own experience has made her one of the best crime reporters in the Savannah, Georgia. Smith, the sergeant who took Harper under his wing after failing to find her mother’s murderer, has become a mentor to her. She’s also developed a dangerous attraction to Luke Walker, a relationship with its own complications with Luke’s position as an undercover detective.

 

When Marie Whitney is killed in her home, Harper arrives to see Marie’s 12-year-old daughter being led away from the scene by Smith. Harper sneaks into the crime scene to find Marie Whitney naked and stabbed on the kitchen floor.

 

She realises that this killing is no coincidence; it’s an echo of her own mother’s murder…

 

Harper is convinced that if she finds Marie Whitney’s killer, she’ll be able solve the crime that destroyed her own life. But how much is she willing to give to find her closure?

 

“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, In a Dark Dark Wood

 

“A smart, tough, emotionally bruising portrayal of what murder means when it’s up close and personal.  A terrific book.  Brava.”
N.Y. Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart

 

With her newspaper background, Daugherty is the perfect champion for her crime reporting protagonist in The Echo Killing.  This is a thriller that’s excruciatingly suspenseful, drenched in memory, and has you biting your nails as each chapter unfolds.”
N.Y. Times bestselling author Laura Childs

 

“I don’t remember breathing the whole time I read The Echo Killing. Christi Daugherty has poured her own experience as a crime writer into a taut and authentic story of. A rave but damaged woman who comes upon an exact replica of her mother’s murder and has to decide to trust.”
Rhys Bowen

 

“Christi Daugherty weaves a highly entertaining story of suspense and intrigue in the mysteriously evocative setting of Savannah, Georgia.  Wrought with wonderfully alive characters and a protagonist who is both tough-minded and tender, this is a story that will have you reading late into the night.”
Diane Les Becquets, author of Breaking Wild

 

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

Hot as a Savannah summer, 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. I can’t wait to meet Harper McLain again.”
Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood

RIGHTS SALES:

UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins
North American: St Martin’s Press/Minotaur
Dutch: Meulenhoff Boekerij
German: Rowohlt
Italian: Corbaccio/Garzanti
Polish: Czarna Owca
Portuguese: HarperCollins Iberica
Spanish: HarperCollins Iberica