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Revolver Road

(Harper McClain #3)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Crime reporter Harper McClain is back on the beat when a troubled musician vanishes in Christi Daughertys Revolver Road.

Even in the chill of February, no place touches Harper McClains heart like Savannah. She should be walking beneath the historic citys towering oaks, surrounded by graceful mansions. Instead, shes hiding miles away on Tybee Island after a mysterious voice
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Minotaur Books
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Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss
This is the third book in the Harper McClain series and although it will read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the previous two books in the series, A Beautiful Corpse and The Echo Killing. They provided much-needed background information on Harper, Luke, those in their lives, their relationships and their jobs. Plus, throughout the series, Harper has been haunted by the murder of her mother. In this book, she will have her answers!

As a crime reporter, Harper is called to
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
I do enjoy this series so much! This is the third book in the Harper McClain series and all three are really good. Christi Daugherty has created a lovable, determined, and courageous character in Harper McClain.

Harper is a journalist for a newspaper in Savannah, Georgia. You can tell she loves her city and the people there, and she enjoys her job. Much of this story is set on tiny Tybee Island, a beach town near Savannah, where Harper is hiding from someone who wants her dead. While on Tybee, a
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars

Crime reporter Harper McClain is working for a Savannah, Georgia newspaper in dire financial straits and hiding out on Tybee Island after an anonymous call six months ago warning her that someone wants her dead.

Fortunately for the struggling paper, McClain has a front page story that can distract her from her personal drama.

Popular musician Xavier Rayne walked out of his Tybee mansion after midnight for a walk on the beach and never returned.  Two of his bandmates and his actress
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Crime reporter Harper McClain is back in the third book in this crime series. Someone wants Harper dead, and she's been scared into hiding. She's tired of hiding though, and she believes finding who killed her mother will help solve the mystery of who is after her. For work, Harper is staying busy with the case of missing man Xavier Rayne, a popular musician. Harper works to solve both mysteries.

The mysteries are intriguing. One mystery has Harper digging into the past, and learning the truth
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. It's most appreciated!

I really love Harper McClain. She's a great protagonist - dogged, determined, and head strong in the best of ways. She doesn't always make the safest decisions, but she fights hard to find the truth and is a damned good reporter.

This time, she's in semi-hiding, aiming to protect herself from the person who is threatening her life. Her mother's murder, while solved, still
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harper is a reporter for a Savannah newspaper who is sent to cover the disappearance of a well-known local musician. She has more on her mind than the story though. A madman who killed her mother 16 years ago is now out of prison and is looking to kill her, too. I was unfamiliar with this series, but it's well-written and suspenseful, with interesting and sympathetic characters, and I loved the Savannah ambiance. It worked well for me as a stand-alone, but I plan to go back and read the author's ...more
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the third in a series and while Im sure you could read this on its own I wouldnt recommend it. Part of why Im such a fan of these books is because Ive become so invested in Harper and her history, so if you start here I dont think youll really appreciate her as a character quite as much as if you read from the beginning. BUT, Ive really enjoyed all three books and can definitely recommend them all.
While the story Harper is working on is entertaining enough its pretty standard fare as far
Robin Loves Reading
Her mother's murderer is going to kill her. Yes, Harper McClain is in fear of her life. A very successful reporter, yet hiding from a killer. Instead of living and working in beautiful Savannah, Harper is ensconced in a small beach house on Tybee Island. She can barely get a cell phone signal. However, she must stay hidden until the police can find the person behind the phone call that has terrified Harper.

As it is, Harper has never, ever forgot her mother's murder. It happened when she was
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Harper McClain has retreated to the isolated area of Tybee Island after receiving a mysterious phone call warning her that someone wants her dead. The call was too specific to ignore and too dangerous to not take seriously. The caller knew everything about Harper. After months of no threats against her life, Harper is restless to get back to Savannah. Her daily commute to work at the newspaper is her only time back in the town she calls home.

Soon Harpers private and work lives find themselves
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-publisher
My first in this series. The premise sounded great, but I struggled through this in the beginning. I think its because I didnt find Harper very interesting. I read through some reviews of the first two books in the series and I felt I was just missing something.

I also found it unrealistic that the friends (and band mates) of this singer/musician would just open the house doors to her and divulge all the info they did. Even to the point of calling her and asking her to come back out because there
Melanie Johnson
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great book in the Harper McClain series! Harper is still trying to figure out who killed her mother many years ago and finally gets some answers. She is also trying to figure out who killed a famous singer that is in Savannah for rest and relaxation. Theres also a smidgen of romance thrown in because, well, love is what makes the world go round. As a native Georgian, I love how Daugherty always makes me feel as if I am in Savannah right with Harper, driving down Abercorn in her black ...more
Janet Martin
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Harper McClain's 3rd episode finds her hiding in a beach side community near Savannah in an effort to stay safe from her mother's unknown murderer. While there, Harper's on the spot to cover the disappearance of a well known musician. Things move pretty fast, but this book tidies up the major story arc that's been hanging over her since the first book, while leaving her barely enough time and energy to solve an ancillary murder. But, OTOH, there are enough continuing complications to leave me in ...more
Laura Rash
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love this series! This was probably the best so far!
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty is a highly recommended mystery and the third book in the Harper McClain series.

Crime reporter Harper McClain is investigating the disappearance of a musician Xavier Rayne from Tybee Island. Harper happens to be living on the island after receiving a credible warning that she needed to move out of Savannah because someone wanted her dead. She never thought that the quiet island where she has been living for months would be the scene of a major story.

Oh, I really hope that this isn't the end of this wonderful series!! This third installment of the Harper McClain series opens up with just enough reminders and recaps of the first two books that my memory felt refreshed without it being too much of a giveaway (though, honestly, I always recommend starting from the beginning of a series!). In contrast to the second book, this one does a better job of not revealing too much of the previous plots. And though this one has a self-contained mystery, ...more
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Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Revolver Road takes us back to the troubles of crime reporter Harper McClain on the streets of Savannah. This is the third book in the series and I recommend reading the others first. You need a bit of background on Harper to fully understand what the author is resolving within this storyline. I missed out on the first book but read last years A Beautiful Corpse.

Im not much of a #bookseries reader and tend to gravitate towards standalone books. Series are big commitments to me and I avoid
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, edelweiss
First book I read in this series and won't surely be the last.
It's an excellent mystery, well crafted and solid, with a great cast of characters and a vivid depiction of Savannah.
I found it engrossing and entertaining, recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Kathy Martin
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in a series and I could tell that I was missing things. But the story pulled me in and didn't let me go until I reached the last page. Harper McClain is hiding from some sort of murder threat when the story begins. She has left her home in Savannah to hide on nearby Tybee Island. She isn't eating or sleeping well.

As a newspaper reporter, her work is her only refuge. But with constant threats of shutting down the newspaper by its owner, work isn't a secure spot for her.
Donna Hines
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Someone wants Harper dead!
This much we know but now we must backtrack in the third of this series and uncover why.
It's not as cut and dry as one might expect but we do know Harper loves Savannah.
We also know she's still suffering from the death of her mother and it effects her daily decisions.
While on Tybee Island we learn not only is she in hiding, but we also uncover the musician who has gone missing.
This isn't the first time but this is the time when Harper becomes part of the investigation.
Kimberly Young
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty is the third book in the Harper McClain series. Can I just say I absolutely love this series! If you havent read the first two, make sure to read them before this one. Harper has been hiding out in Tybee Island, a 20 minute drive from Savannah. At the end of book two she received a warning that the man who killed her mom 12 years ago is after her. Unfortunately, a famous musician from Savannah, Xavier Rayne, goes missing. Harpers reporter instincts kick in and ...more
Denice Langley
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An exciting murder mystery featuring Harper McClain, a crime reporter for a Savannah newspaper who has a murky past of her own. There are several crimes woven throughout the book, each requiring Harper watch her back while investigating. As she digs for clues to a celebrity's front page murder, she receives threats against her own life that add tension to the story. Christi Daugherty has developed Harper into a world class investigator while setting her into a realistic community of family, ...more
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved reading it from the beginning until the end. Well written and love the storyline. Great book.
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked on this book from Chapter 1. I loved the setting and I really enjoyed the characters. I'm going to go back to read the other books in this series. I found this mystery really well crafted and totally enjoyable.
Patricia Romero
We're back in Savannah with crime reporter Harper McClain. After being told to RUN!, she is hiding out on Tybee Island while she figures out who wants her dead.

In between working at the newspaper and trying to solve her mother's murder, she is now on the case of who killed Xavier Rayne. An up and coming music star who was set to go on tour when he walked out of his rented beach house on Tybee. His girlfriend and two bandmates are acting very suspicious and when a body shows up with bullet holes
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Revolver Road is the third installment in Christi Daugherty's Harper McClain series, and while these books (technically) can be read as standalones, I do recommend they are read in order. The first two installments, A Beautiful Corpse and The Echo Killing, introduce readers to Harper, Luke, and the haunting murder of Harper's mother.

Harper, a crime reporter, investigates the disappearance of Xavier Rayne, a singer who is rapidly climbing some buzzy music charts. His girl friend and band mates
Carla Vaisman
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book moves pretty slowly at first and aspects of it (I.e. the romance) werent necessary to the story, these seem to only have added pauses when the mystery and excitement were gearing up. Towards the end the book picked up pace and all the issues are fixed and mysteries resolved within two chapters. Overall, this is an easy, entertaining and fast read. Sadly, I did guess the answer to the mystery early, but overall an alright book. ...more
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Yet another book I couldn't put down and finished in a day! Although this book could stand alone, I would recommend reading The Echo Killing and A Beautiful Corpse before tackling Revolver Road, because one of the main story lines begins in the earlier books. I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know journalist Harper McLain, and I look forward to reading more about her.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of my favorite series - Harper McLain by Christi Daugherty! While staying out on Tybee Island Harper finds herself involved in the investigation of a murdered musician while still looking for answers of her mother's murder years ago. Fast paced suspense, grabs you from the start!
Thank you NetGalley for the advanced copy.
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A good but not great mystery. Decent plot, but a little uneven, and just didn't have the polish of higher quality mysteries. This shows promise, and I hope the author continues to write.

I really appreciate the ARC for review!!
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reporter Harper McClain has been warned that her mother's murderer sixteen years ago now has Harper in his sights. She temporarily relocates from Savannah to Tybee Island to try to stay safe. She is more determined than ever to learn the identity of the man who killed her mother. While working on that, she is assigned to cover the case of a missing musician, Xavier Rayne, for the Savannah Daily News. Can Harper do that story justice while looking into her mom's case without becoming the killer's ...more
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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: You can ...more

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