The Echo Killing

Harper McClain has been obsessed with crime ever since her mother was killed when Harper was twelve years old. The killer was never found, and that unsolved murder haunts her as she spends her nights wandering  the dark city streets of Savannah, Georgia, searching for criminals.

Now a crime reporter for the struggling local newspaper, Harper’s life remains tangled up in crime. Most of her friends are cops. She works nights, so she has no social life. Her work consumes her. One day, she stumbles upon the scene of a homicide that looks hauntingly familiar: a young girl with bloody hands being led away by a detective, a nude, female victim stabbed multiple times, and no  evidence pointing towards 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 the police for fifteen years. She can make sure another little girl isn’t haunted forever by a senseless act of violence. Finally, she will have justice.

But her investigation will put Harper herself in the killer’s crosshairs. She will have to risk everything she cares about – including her own life – to find the truth.

Coming in 2018

The Echo Killing is an adult crime thriller. It will be published in 2018 – in the US by St Martin’s Press, and in the UK by Harper Collins. This is the first book in the Harper McClain Crime series. Book two will be published in 2019.

The series will also be published in:

  • Germany, by Rowohlt
  • Italy, by Corbaccio/Garzanti
  • The Netherlands, by Meulenhoff Boekerij
  • Spain, by HarperCollins Iberica
  • Portugal, by HarperCollins Iberica
  • Poland, by Czarna Owca
  • Turkey, by Penguen Kitap

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