Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long
Publishing: February 18, 2020 by Harlequin/MIRA
Just a Few Words: Great start to a new detective series.
Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long is the first the Detective A.L. McKittridge series.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harlequin/MIRA, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
A.L. McKittridge is a Detective with the Bayfield Wisconsin Police Department. He is divorced, and his teenage daughter Traci is his life. His sister is an alcoholic. His partner, Rena Morgan has been married to Gabe for three years, and desperately wants a child. They have a new boss in Christian Faster, and the verdict is still out.
My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
Every ten days, the nude body of a woman is found in her kitchen, clothes neatly folded beside her. She has been smothered with the pillow from her bed. No trace evidence from the perpetrator is left behind. Not even the pillow.
So the detectives know when the killer will strike next. The hard part is finding him, and preventing the next woman’s death. When they finally get a lead, they also discover the identity of the next potential target. Their best chance of finding the killer will be by protecting this target….but they can’t find her either.
Meanwhile, A.L. is having problems with his 16-year old daughter, and Rena is starting to question the fidelity of her husband.
This is going to be a really good series. Both the main characters are likable, strong, and determined police officers. Their personal lives were also interesting.
The plot was good, and although I did guess some of the motive, I did not see all of the twists that developed. The book was well-paced and a fast read. It was written from both A.L. and Rena’s points of view, which kept everything flowing smoothly.
Although we still don’t know what A.L. stands for, I’m hoping that maybe the next book will shed some light on that.
If you are in need of a new series, you might want to give this one a go. It may have lacked a little “punch”, but overall, it was a good solid mystery.
Read: February, 2020
Favorite Quote from Ten Days Gone:
“Midnight regrets,” Rena said. That’s what she called it when worries kept her from sleeping. “Woulda, shoulda, coulda. “
About The Author: Beverly Long is an American author, born in Illinois, with an MBA. But her love of writing took over, and she started producing novels in 2005, mostly romantic suspense. Check out her website at www.beverlylong.com
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I have also reviewed this book on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3080392497