Thursday, February 18, 2021

Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long

Ten Days Gone
(A.L. McKittridge #1)
by Beverly Long
Published February 18th 2020 by Mira Books

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.

Amazon | Goodreads

5 Stars

A serial killer is loose in Baywood and detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan know they have just ten days to solve the murders before another woman is killed. Nothing apparent connects the victim, nothing besides the way they are discovered. Following every little potential breadcrumb leads them to Tess, a woman with enough demons on her plate, a woman who has little care for her life already. McKittridge and Morgan need to protect Tess even if she won't and stop the killing one and for all.

A third person police procedural novel told from multiple perspectives, Ten Days Gone is the first novel in the A.L. McKittridge series written by Beverly Long. Starting at day 1, counting down to the day an expected fifth killing will occur, McKittridge and Morgan are tasked with pushing their frazzled personal lives to the side to discover the killer and stop them. I really liked the personal stories of both detectives mixed in with the investigation work, as well as the perspective of the potential next victim. There's a lot of plotlines to follow, which kept me on my toes and paying attention to every word. No skimming here. I couldn't guess who was involved and who wasn't and it was just creepy enough. The tension is high in this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Part procedural, part romance, Ten Days Gone was an engaging, interesting read for me. I loved the mix of perspectives, the uniqueness of the crime, and both detectives are solid characters. Well written and a for sure five star read for me, Ten Days Gone is definitely recommended for fellow crime fans.

Post a Comment

© Carlene Inspired. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.