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As the minutes tick by, the body count rises in Beverly Long's Dead by Wednesday 

With no leads, no witnesses and four teenage victims, it's a race against the clock for Detective Robert Hanson to catch a vicious serial killer. But he gets thrown slightly off course when Carmen Jiminez asks for his help. Fiercely independent, the pretty pregnancy counselor is the only wom
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Harlequin
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Paula Brandon
Dec 19, 2016 Paula Brandon rated it it was ok
I was hoping to break the spell of below average Intrigue books I've been reading lately, but Dead By Wednesday unfortunately fell short. I never felt the urgency of the countdown, and there was no mystery behind the identity of the killer, which you would think was important to have a little 'intrigue' in your story!

Also, the book description is highly inaccurate! Carmen never asks for Robert's help. He just keeps poking into her life and wearing down her resistance. It didn't feel very romanti
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Paula Legate
I read a lot of books, and this is one of the best Harlequin books that I have ever read. The story had a serial killer that would torture teen boys before he killed them. The details were gruesome, and turned my stomach. He was one sick man. Every detective, and policeman in the city was working the case, and pulling over time. The book described the long hours very well. Every Wednesday another kid was turning up dead. They had to stop this guy.

Carmen met Robert at her best friend's wedding.
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Rhonda
Oct 09, 2013 Rhonda rated it really liked it
4 stars

Dead by Wednesday was pretty suspenseful. It was easy to figure out who the bad guy was but we did not know who he was or why he was killing teenage boys. Still it was a suspenseful.

I liked the characters. Especially Carmen. She has raised her brother since he was young. Her job was to help teenage girls. She was a believable.

Now Robert's case I wonder at how fast he changed his ways, falling hard and fast for her. Robert is a cop who is attracted to Carmen for months. Especially when the
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Janet
Jan 29, 2014 Janet rated it liked it
Beverly Long has given readers a nice romantic suspense story. It was fast paced; the action occurs over a one week time span, and quite suspenseful. The lead couple definitely had sparks flying between them, and the romance starts quite quickly. It is difficult to balance suspense and romance, but Ms. Long does a good job with the time frame constraints. The suspense and intrigue were well plotted and there were enough twists and turns to keep me reading far too late.
*I received my copy from N
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Debbie Heaton
Mar 03, 2014 Debbie Heaton rated it liked it
In Long’s romantic suspense novel, Detective Robert Hanson is racing the clock in search of a serial killer. When Carmen Jimenez asks for help following some “accidents” that have happened, the detective finds himself struggling to maintain a professional distance between them. Attraction wins out and Robert agrees to protect both Carmen and her brother at all costs against a killer drawing closer.

Fast-paced and action-packed.

Sandy
Dec 17, 2013 Sandy rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It is a great love story & suspense!! The characters were well thought out & intriguing. You really wanted to get to know them. I really hated for the book to end. I could follow the characters through more books. Plus it was an easy read which meant I could pick it up at anytime n enjoy a chapter or 2. Then continue on watching my grandson. Of course that was while he was napping. I highly recommend this book!!
Anita
First of all: Apparently I'm in the minority here about this book.
Second of all: I had only intended to write a short opinion piece... then the ranting started and here we are.


This book wasn’t the worst thing in the world; and to be honest, I thought about cutting it some slack because it wasn’t really as terrible as some of my frustrated mutterings made it seem. But it still wasn’t the best thing in the world either. It was simply your standard, formulaic, carbon-copy romance using a crime thri
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ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; DEC 12, 2014
Narrator: Violet Grey


This book got off on a bad start for me because the MCs, as far as romance were concerned, came across like adolescents wading into the dating pool for the first time. Actually, it is like that for the heroine as it's the first time she's finding herself even thinking about a man in a romantic sense in 13 years. While that's fine with me, I'd rather not have my romantic suspense tilting towards the romance especially when most of it involves
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Heather
Feb 04, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Was lucky enough to win a signed copy of "Dead by Wednesday" from Beverly Long in the GoodReads GiveAway Contest.

"Dead by Wednesday" is written in a way to allow for a fast paced, all in one read. There is no dragging in the plot, contestant moving as the story takes place in the time span of one week. Allowing for a whirlwind romance complete with intrigue, danger, and suspense.

I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.
Harlequin Books
"Long delves into the problems of gang violence, bullying and teenage pregnancy as she builds a scary story about a serial killer into a compelling tale of redemption". (RT Book Reviews) rated 4 stars
Bonnie Drummond
Feb 03, 2015 Bonnie Drummond rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unthinkable crimes against teenagers; hart brakes for parents and providers of children. Bad guys get it in the end , and a hospital, a recoverie and a wedding. Add a 100% to that and you get good over evil every time.
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