Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long
MIRA Books: 2/18/20
eBook review copy; 384 pages
Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long is a highly recommended police procedural and the beginning of the A.L. McKittridge series.
In Baywood, Wisconsin, small town police detectives
A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan are on the trail of a serial killer.
Four women have been found dead in forty days, exactly 10 days apart.
There seems to be nothing connecting the women to each other and the
careful killer is not leaving any clues. A.L. and Rena need to find out
what connects the victims to each other and the significance of the ten
days apart. Hopefully they can discern who the next victim will be and
stop the killer before there is another murder. Finding who the next
victim will be may be just the beginning of their struggles.
Long writes in an well-done easy-to-follow style. As the case unfolds, the clues are logically uncovered and followed. The narrative is told through alternating points-of-view
and it ensures
A.L. and Rena are viewed as distinct individuals as the story delves
into their personal lives. The background provided in the narrative
makes it easy to learn about the personal lives of A.L. and Rena while
we follow their professional collaboration. Like most characters in a
procedural, they have personal stuff going on while they are trying to
stop a killer.
Ten Days Gone is a nice solid start to a new series and would
be a nice choice when you want to simply read for relaxation and follow
along as the clues as they come. There are no wildly twisty surprises or
red herrings in this solid procedural. I'm looking forward to the next
book in the series.
My review copy was courtesy of MIRA Books.