Genre: Mystery & Thriller
I love when I start a new series and I know right away that I want to follow the main character forever… The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty gave me all the right feelings, and I know Harper McClain and I will go on many adventures together.
This is a rather classic mystery, but instead of being a police detective or a private investigator, the main character is actually a crime reporter. I loved the premise right from the start: Harper discovers that a recent crime she’s supposed to write about is rather similar to her mother’s murder fifteen years ago. Harper can’t let it go, and she will put everything and everyone she loves at risk… As you could expect from a crime thriller, of course 🧐
This is the kind of novel that always keeps me on the edge of my seat and The Echo Killing was no different. I watched Harper make questionable decisions while rooting for her to find out what had really happened. I grew to love some of her partners and friends, and while I was sure of who the killer was from the very start, that didn’t prevent me from enjoying the story.
My only complaint is, precisely, that I wasn’t wrong in my suspicions and the reveal didn’t come as a surprise, but rather a confirmation. However, I did appreciate how the author didn’t tie everything up with a neat little bow, as she actually left me with more questions than answers.
One of the reasons why I want to keep reading this series is that The Echo Killing was a truly atmospheric book: I felt like I was in Savannah with Harper, looking into old cases and questioning suspects with her. Christi Daugherty made me feel like I was part of the story, and I always admire that. The other reason, well… how can you not want to keep reading after such a cliffhanger?
Many thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for providing me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review