A young woman is killed in the downtown of Savannah and for
crime reporter Harper McClain this murder is especially
brutal. She knows the victim; she worked at the bar where
Harper's best friend is working. For Harper, it becomes
personal to find the killer, but there are no witnesses. The
police are down to three suspected killers: her boyfriend,
the boss at the bar and the DA's son who dated the victim
before it ended badly. All three men say they love her, but
could love have turned into hate?
I was really looking forward to reading A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE
after reading the fabulous ECHO
KILLING. I love that the books are set in Savannah.
Reading books set in the American South is something I love
to read. Especially crime novels. You don't have to read the
first book to enjoy this one, although the first one is
really good so you should read it. Harper McClain is a bit
of a pariah when it comes to the police in this book after
the events in the last book. Before she pretty much could
come and go to the police station as she wishes now she is
treated like a criminal although all she did was solve a
crime. If you have read the first book, then you know why
the cops are upset. For the rest of the readers I only will
say this, spoilers.
I found A BEAUTIFUL CORPSE to be an excellent sequel.
Storywise it really is engaging. Harper is doing everything
to find out the truth, even if it means putting her own life
in jeopardy. On a side note, I can't wait to find out who
really killed Harper's mother all those years ago. Now I'm
waiting for the next book to be released!
From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo
Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful
thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain.
A woman is killed in the heart of Savannah's downtown
district. Only twenty-four years old, Naomi Scott's 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.