Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long
Published: February 2020 – MIRA
Review galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
They know exactly when he’ll strike… They just have to find him first.
In all their years working for the Baywood police department, detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have never seen anything like it. Four women dead in forty days, each killed ten days apart. With nothing connecting the victims and very little evidence, the clock is already counting down to when the next body drops. A.L. and Rena will have to act fast if they’re going to find the killer’s next victim before he does.
But identifying the killer’s next likely target is only half the battle. With pressure pushing in from all sides, a promising breakthrough leads the detectives to Tess Lyons, a woman whose past trauma has left her too damaged to appreciate the danger she’s in. Unwilling to let another woman die, A.L. and Rena will put everything on the line to keep Tess safe and end the killer’s deadly spree once and for all—before time runs out again. (publisher)
My take: A fourth body has been discovered in the Wisconsin town of Baywood – fourth in forty days. There’s the pattern of every ten days and there are other similar details that connect the same killer to the murders. The challenge is to find the killer before he strikes again.
As each day passes the urgency is amped up for Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan to solve the case. I enjoyed learning about these two – their work relationship as well as their individual personal lives. A.L. is a divorced father of a sixteen year old and Rena is married and dealing with infertility. They are characters I want to learn more about and am looking forward to the opportunity in the next book.
I found this procedural a fast paced and tightly written story that was hard to put down. Recommended to fans of author Beverly Long and the Mystery/Thriller genre.
9 thoughts on “Ten Days Gone”
This one sounds like it needs to go in my To Read pile!
Another book I’ve been eyeing! Thanks for sharing.
I haven’t read this author before but you’ve made this book sound really appealing.
I really liked this too and am glad you enjoyed it! I really liked that the characters were flawed but not epically self destructive which happens so often in a procedural.
While I don’t read a lot in this genre It reminds me of the J D Robb books and Karen Rose, where its fast and I love the characters.
Very nice spotlight.
The book is good.
I think I might like this book!
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