Ten Days Gone

Ten Days Gone

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...

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Ten Days Gone Reviews

  • PamG

    Updated 1/18/2020 with my full review.

    by Beverly Long is a police procedural and the first book in the A.L. McKittridge series. It is largely set in Wisconsin with a couple of scenes in Minnesota and Illinois. The two main characters in the story are Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan. The book starts with the death of a fourth woman in forty days. Each was killed ten days apart and so far, the clues to the identity of the serial killer are eluding the Baywood, Wisconsin

    Updated 1/18/2020 with my full review.

    by Beverly Long is a police procedural and the first book in the A.L. McKittridge series. It is largely set in Wisconsin with a couple of scenes in Minnesota and Illinois. The two main characters in the story are Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan. The book starts with the death of a fourth woman in forty days. Each was killed ten days apart and so far, the clues to the identity of the serial killer are eluding the Baywood, Wisconsin police department.

    The characters are compelling and felt three-dimensional and very relatable. The author gave enough background of the two protagonists to set the stage for future novels in the series. Identifying the next person slated to be a victim gave a sense of urgency along with the ten day deadline. Therefore, there was enough at stake to keep me engaged throughout the story. There are a number of themes running through this novel including murder, family relationships, friendship, physical abuse, divorce, alcoholism, lies, communication (and lack thereof), and even a hint of a romance.

    Overall, this is the best first book in a police procedural series that I have read in a long time. The plot was intriguing, suspenseful, ominous and well-paced. I would recommend it to those that enjoy police procedural novels and want to get in on the first book of the series. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

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    My review will be published 1/18/2020. Review is held until one month prior to publication per publisher's guidelines.

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    What could the significance of ten days be for a serial killer?

    For this serial killer, ten days is the time frame between murders.

    How can they find the next victim before it happens?

    Detectives McKittridge and Morgan are on the case with slim leads until they find one sheet of paper that might be their main clue.

    The investigation moved forward but always had some setback, and they were running out of time before the next ten days were up.

    If you enjoy an intense, difficult investigation and

    What could the significance of ten days be for a serial killer?

    For this serial killer, ten days is the time frame between murders.

    How can they find the next victim before it happens?

    Detectives McKittridge and Morgan are on the case with slim leads until they find one sheet of paper that might be their main clue.

    The investigation moved forward but always had some setback, and they were running out of time before the next ten days were up.

    If you enjoy an intense, difficult investigation and last-minute tension, TEN DAYS GONE needs to be in your TBR stack.

    TEN DAYS GONE will keep you on the edge of your seat as all the clues come together for an ending you won’t forget. 5/5

    This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jonetta

    Theres a serial killer at work in Baywood, Wisconsin and he or she has a pattern. Thats the reluctant conclusion Detectives A. L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have reached when they arrive at the scene of the fourth victim where it mirrors three others. Even more concerning about the pattern is, if theyre right, the killer will strike again in ten days. A. L. and Rena race to figure out the victims connections so they can identify the next person before the ten days are up.

    When I decided to read

    There’s a serial killer at work in Baywood, Wisconsin and he or she has a pattern. That’s the reluctant conclusion Detectives A. L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have reached when they arrive at the scene of the fourth victim where it mirrors three others. Even more concerning about the pattern is, if they’re right, the killer will strike again in ten days. A. L. and Rena race to figure out the victims’ connections so they can identify the next person before the ten days are up.

    When I decided to read this book, I didn’t know it was going to be part of a series, and after finishing, I couldn’t be happier that there will be more stories about these detectives. I like them as partners as they have sort of a yin yang relationship that worked extremely well in every aspect while maintaining proper boundaries. The procedurals were engaging and well paced, creating tension and excitement. There’s also a strong relationship element here where there was focus on A. L.’s and Rena’s personal lives that was equally as interesting. The suspense kicked up a notch when they identified the next potential victim and the story went in a new (great!) direction.

    This is my first experience with the author and I liked her character development. By the end of the book, I felt like I knew them well enough but wanted more. The procedurals were well researched and followed logical investigative directions, which I find important. While I figured out the likely suspect, the why of it all was elusive and kept me guessing. I didn’t learn what A. L. stands for and that promises to be a whole thing in itself. I enjoyed the mystery, the procedurals and the interpersonal dynamics, enough to want to see more of these characters. It’s a strong start to what promises to be a good series.

    (Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

  • Dita

    I'm not typically a fan of procedurals but something about this book intrigued me.

    I'm so glad I read it!

    I couldn't wait to find out who was behind the mysterious recurring murders of Baywood women every ten days. Crackling with tension and very well-written, I found the alternating POVs easy to follow. This book was so difficult to set down!

    Most important, it zoomed to a satisfying conclusion.

    Thank you to Beverly Long, HARLEQUIN Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada)

    MIRA, and NetGalley for

    I'm not typically a fan of procedurals but something about this book intrigued me.

    I'm so glad I read it!

    I couldn't wait to find out who was behind the mysterious recurring murders of Baywood women every ten days. Crackling with tension and very well-written, I found the alternating POVs easy to follow. This book was so difficult to set down!

    Most important, it zoomed to a satisfying conclusion.

    Thank you to Beverly Long, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada)

    MIRA, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    This book was an interesting read. I loved both characters, A.L. and Rena because they both sounded sassy with an attitude. Rena's love life with her husband was dry, at least at first. Not sure if that's the intention of a realistic couple who have been married for awhile or what. I enjoyed the humor, especially when A.L. revealed to Tess his personal life without intending to. There's a cliffhanger to this book because readers will not know what A.L. stands for.

    This book is told in the third

    This book was an interesting read. I loved both characters, A.L. and Rena because they both sounded sassy with an attitude. Rena's love life with her husband was dry, at least at first. Not sure if that's the intention of a realistic couple who have been married for awhile or what. I enjoyed the humor, especially when A.L. revealed to Tess his personal life without intending to. There's a cliffhanger to this book because readers will not know what A.L. stands for.

    
This book is told in the third person point of view following Detective A.L. McKittridge as he examined the new victim. This fourth victim marked the 4th female killed in 40 days where each woman was killed 10 days apart. Police needed to catch the killer before the next 10 days is up otherwise they will find another dead body. Finding this serial killer is hard because there aren't any clues left at the scenes. The second view is Rena, detective and A.L.'s partner. She has been undergoing fertility treatment but had 2 failed IVF attempts. Both have been overworked with their personal life going off kilter. A.L's teen daughter was caught skipping school and Rena's husband seemed to be hiding something. This book is organized by a timeline counting from day one to day ten until either the detectives capture the serial killer or another woman dies. The third view is the next victim. Each view is not separated by each chapter but rather popped inside a chapter with another view.

    
Ten Days Gone is well written and a fast paced read! The chase is suspenseful and I do like that there are clues that lead closer to catching the killer. As always, I couldn't guess who the killer is. The ending is intense and I loved it; however, there weren't clear explanations as to why the killer chose 10 days and 5 women. I like the location of this thriller because I used to live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and it's nice to read about familiar locations in a story. The start of A.L. McKittridge is a great read and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I recommend everyone to read this book if you are looking for some honest detectives who will not sugarcoat or downplay what they want to say or think.

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  • Jen

    A well written police procedural featuring a new dynamic duo! The plot was well paced and had some timely twists. I was thoroughly perplexed by this mystery and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The case was dark, disturbing, and adrenaline inducing. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to continuing their stories in this series! 4⭐ Thank you to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.

    A well written police procedural featuring a new dynamic duo! The plot was well paced and had some timely twists. I was thoroughly perplexed by this mystery and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. The case was dark, disturbing, and adrenaline inducing. I enjoyed the characters and look forward to continuing their stories in this series! 4⭐️ Thank you to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.

  • Teri

    While I have gotten to the point I will take story over romance I still enjoyed this nail biting read. I haven't read this author before so when Netgally offered I was all in. There's a serial killer on the loose killing every 10 days. So far they haven't had much success in catching a break in the case. We get to know the 2 lead officers and follow them as they go through the grind of catching the killer. It's a slow start with plenty of background on the detectives. This is a plus and minus. A

    While I have gotten to the point I will take story over romance I still enjoyed this nail biting read. I haven't read this author before so when Netgally offered I was all in. There's a serial killer on the loose killing every 10 days. So far they haven't had much success in catching a break in the case. We get to know the 2 lead officers and follow them as they go through the grind of catching the killer. It's a slow start with plenty of background on the detectives. This is a plus and minus. A plus because you get to know them in the beginning of the series and probably more as the series progresses which is all good. The minus is sometimes it feels like filler and the romance didn't add to the story. All in all the mystery part of it is done well and holds you in place until the end. I enjoyed this authors style and was thrilled it was well edited. I will definitely be back for more.

  • Melissa

    3.5 stars, rounded up

    This is a pretty good police procedural, with a bit of romance and drama thrown in. I liked the overall premise of the mystery--four women have been killed ten days apart, and the police detectives are trying to figure out why these particular women were chosen and how to stop the killer from killing again. The unfolding of the clues and the way the villain is revealed are both handled well and and ending is very satisfying. I will definitely read additional books in this

    3.5 stars, rounded up

    This is a pretty good police procedural, with a bit of romance and drama thrown in. I liked the overall premise of the mystery--four women have been killed ten days apart, and the police detectives are trying to figure out why these particular women were chosen and how to stop the killer from killing again. The unfolding of the clues and the way the villain is revealed are both handled well and and ending is very satisfying. I will definitely read additional books in this series. The author's handling of the character development is solid and I felt the police details seemed accurate.

    There were a few POV changes that seemed a bit jarring, it was sometimes difficult to determine whose head I was in for a little while, thus the half star deduction. Otherwise, great book and mystery.

    I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

  • Michelle

    3.5 stars

    McKittridge and Morgan are faced with their biggest case yet. A serial killer has hit the small town of Baywood, Wisconsin. He has a very curious MO. Strike every ten days. Strip the victims of their clothing. Asphyxiate them.

    Leave no trace. Despite being murdered in their own homes there are no signs of struggle and no clear connection between the victims. That is until A.L and Rena come across a petition list to restore an historical landmark in their town. Leshia Fowler. Marsha

    3.5 stars

    McKittridge and Morgan are faced with their biggest case yet. A serial killer has hit the small town of Baywood, Wisconsin. He has a very curious MO. Strike every ten days. Strip the victims of their clothing. Asphyxiate them.

    Leave no trace. Despite being murdered in their own homes there are no signs of struggle and no clear connection between the victims. That is until A.L and Rena come across a petition list to restore an historical landmark in their town. Leshia Fowler. Marsha Knight. LeAnn Jacobs.

    Jane Picus. All of their names are on the list -- in line spaces 10, 30, 40, and 50. What is so special about the number 10? Can McKittridge and Morgan get to the killer's next intended victim in time?

    is my first Beverly Long novel. I was glad to see that this was the start of a new series as I really liked the dynamic between A.L. and Rena. Even though they were both hard asses with snarky retorts they had alot of heart. This came through in the care and empathy they gave to the victim's families and each other.

  • David Putnam

    DNF, just not for me. Writing craft is strong but the kind of stories I enjoy have a just a tad more bite to them. Sorry. I can see though, how this book would be very popular for other readers. It pushes all the buttons on a softer type of mystery. Very character driven.

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