Tuesday, 12 March 2019

#BookReview A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty @CJ_Daugherty @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress @FreshFiction

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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…


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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?

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