I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by MIRA on February 18, 2020
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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.
Here is what I thought
When I picked this one up I was already reading a crime mystery type of book but for some reason I couldn’t get into it at that time. This one on the other hand must have had something that caught my attention as I just flew through it and couldn’t wait to figure out who the killer was!
It’s about detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan who are trying to find out who is killing a woman every ten days. They have had 4 women killed in 40 days and they have only ten days to figure it out before there is another death. Stress levels are high, home lives are suffering. While they are trying to find the killer they get a break on who might be next and a hunt for that woman begins as well. If they can’t find the woman then they must figure out who the killer is and they know there has to be some sort of connection.
I really enjoyed this one and I liked McKittridge and Morgan. McKittridge is divorced and has a teenage daughter who is giving him a few fits. Morgan is married trying desperately to have a child but things are not going so well. Stresses of her job makes her think some not so nice things about her husband and instead of talking to him she lets it fester. All of this is woven into the storyline while they word nonstop to try and find the killer. Both characters are interesting and flawed and just really likeable.
It has a great mystery as well and I liked learning about why it was happening, I kind of thought I knew who it was but no clue as to the motive. I would say the only problem for me is that I thought it was taking to long to figure out whodunit, but I think that was just me being impatient as I was in a slightly weird reading mood. 🙂
If you like crime mystery stories then I think you might enjoy this one!