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A Beautiful Corpse (Harper McClain #2) by Christi Daugherty – #BOOKREVIEW

Being the 2nd book in the series, this was a great stand-alone read. Although knowing the backstory to some of the characters does come in handy, you won’t be left on the ledge without it should you decide to start here.

You can’t hold me back from a book that includes an Antebellum house from the old south. There’s nothing quite like the vivid descriptions of the lush landscape and unique architecture. Add murder and well, you’ve got the perfect story!

I enjoyed this one for all the reasons list above and more. It kept me guessing and wanting to pick up the rest of the series to continue the plot!

Christi Daugherty has done a fabulous job and I thank her, Netgalley, and Harper Collins for the advanced copy!

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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 twenty-four 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, who 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…

More about Christi Daugherty

As a newspaper reporter, Christi Daugherty first began covering murders at the age of 22. She worked as a journalist for years in cities including Savannah, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. The Echo Killing is her first crime novel. She has also written seven young adult novels under the name CJ Daugherty.

Find out more and win signed books by visiting her website: www.ChristiDaugherty.com.

You can also follow Christi on Twitter @CJ_Daugherty and Facebook CJAuthor

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