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Ten Days Gone

(A.L. McKittridge #1)

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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
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Published February 18th 2020 by MIRA
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Dita
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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
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PamG
Updated 1/18/2020 with my full review.

TEN DAYS GONE 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
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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
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Jonetta
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
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Jen
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. ...more
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
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Melissa (honeybee.reads)
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
First off I want to thank @netgalley, @mirabooks & Beverly Long for my advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I am so surprised that I actually devoured this book so quickly. I am usually not into procedurals and kind of cop mysteries but this one worked great for me and kept me hooked.

The case builds up slowly and you do have an idea of who the perp is but it's still so well done and elaborated. The research that was put into it to make it seem like such a real story was great.
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Renee
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ten Days Gone introduces two detectives, A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan, as they search for a serial killer. What they know so far: someone dies every ten days, the victims are all left naked with no obvious signs of struggle, nothing seems to connect these women, and the clock is ticking. They need to find the killer before another body is found.
When the detectives uncover something all the victims have in common, the search is on the find the woman destined to be next. Can they keep her safe
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Alyson Stone
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, arc
Book: Ten Days Gone
Author: Beverly Long
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars

I would like to thank the publisher, Mira Books, for sending me an ARC.

I’m just going to be flat out honest. There was something about this one that just had me hooked. I found myself wanting to read huge chunks of this book in one sitting. I cared about the story and the characters a lot. Normally, I don’t get this involved in police thrillers, but this one, yeah, this one had something about that had me wanting to read more.
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Renee
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-netgalley
Description
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
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Janet
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

They know exactly when he’ll strike… They just have to find him first.

In all
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Beej Jeffery
Well we never did find out what the "A.L." stood for in A.L. McKittridge. Never mind.
Crime Fiction is a big, competitve genre and the Nesbo's, Rankin and Robotham's lead the field so Beverly Long has a tough job tossing "Ten Days Gone" into the mix.
Nevertheless she makes a fair fist of it posing a scenario where we know the nature of the crime, the MO and the when of it. The issue for me being the significance of the 10 days and every tenth punter on a rather nondescript list becoming a victim.
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Edna
Dec 03, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book was a fair enough read. It was spiced up with vulgar words and sex, for no real reason. I finished it, slowly. It was one that I read and did not really feel much about any of the characters.
Thanks to NetGalley for the advance copy to review.
Kristina
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long is the first An A.L. McKittridge Novel. Ten Days Gone is a police procedural mystery set in Baywood, Wisconsin. We follow Detective A.L. McKittridge (we do not get to find out what A.L. stands for) and Detective Rena Morgan as they search for a deadly killer. Four women have been murdered in forty days. They were murdered ten days apart with them just discovering the latest victim. Our duo has ten days to find the killer before he strikes again. The killer is smart ...more
Amanda
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5/5
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

Ten Days Gone
is the start of a new detective mystery series by Beverly Long. It follows detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan has they hunt down a serial killer and attempt to protect his next potential victim.

The last procedural type mystery I read was a hard miss for me, so I was a little apprehensive going into this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The detectives are trying to find connections between the
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Donna Hines
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, netgalley
"They know exactly when he’ll strike… They just have to find him first."
Four women dead. Four women with zero connections. Four women in 40 days only 10 days apart.
My word, we have a serial killer on the loose with nothing to go on for these two veteran detectives.
However, one thing is for sure--He'll strike again!
He must be stopped and at all costs as lives are in peril.
First, there's a glimpse into the direction with Tess who is detached from the danger she's in and oblivious to what could be
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T.R. Horne
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

eBook, 400 pages, Expected Publication: FEBRUARY 18, 2020

If you like police procedurals, this is going to be right up your alley!

Beverly Long writes a novel reminiscent of a Law & Order: SVU show. We follow McKittridge and his partner, Rena Morgan, as they look for a serial killer that suffocates a woman every ten days in their home. There are no signs of forced entry or struggle. The detectives must find a link between the victims in order to know who will be next and how to stop
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Shannon Dyer
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, mystery, 2020
Not bad, but didn’t quite scratch my police procedural itch. Review to come at AAR.
Avid Reader
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ten Days Gone (A.L. McKittridge #1) by Beverly Long
4 stars
M/F Thriller
Triggers: Child abuse, Murder, Kidnapping
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

This book was very procedural in its style. And, while it was well written, it didn’t necessarily grab me from the beginning like some mystery / thriller books do.

I found that this book was very intense. You are counting down the days with the detectives and you can’t help but feel a little helpless when they are just running
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Annette
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2019
I thought this was a good book, it was fast paced and kept me guessing who the bad guy was. I really enjoyed it and look forward to more in the series. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the early copy
Thamy
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley2020
2.5.

This is an investigation thriller for whose mystery we know when the serial killer will strike, for he's been making a victim every ten days, the investigators still need to know, though, whom and why. The clock is ticking.

I think this had a lot to be at least an okay story. We had good crimes and a good reason to feel the pressure of having find the culprit. The book also had good discoveries, which would make the investigation fun as we follow the two investigators. I also think both Rena
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Laney Estel
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
AUTHOR: Beverly Long
#BeverlyLong
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Published: February 18, 2020
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Normally I do not like cop procedural books as much as other mysteries and thrillers. However, I enjoyed this one a lot. It kept my attention through each little turn and I hardly knew who to guess as the killer. I am glad to see that it is the first in a series, because I really liked the characters a lot.

Plus I really appreciated that the ending gave closure and left me satisfied. This also makes me think
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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
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Tessa
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars out of a possible 5

Ten Days Gone is a realistically authentic plot-driven police procedural, following Detectives McKittridge and Morgan as they investigate a serial killer who strikes every ten days.

What I Liked

My favorite character: Gabe Morgan
He is a keeper- a husband who loves unconditionally and who takes time to think about problems without acting rashly. He makes decisions based on what is best for everyone, not just himself. He is supportive and steadfast, understanding when an
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Jana
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**Thank you Net Galley for the advanced copy of this book

Four women dead in forty days. That means on day 50 the killer will strike again. Will partners Rena Morgan and A.L. McKittridge find the killer in time? Only time will tell.

I throughly enjoyed this book. The author kept me engaged the entire time. I was desperate to find out who was behind the killings. The point of view does switch between several characters, even in the same chapters but it flows nicely and I never once got confused
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Jen
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"They know exactly when he'll strike… They have to find him first."
Four women dead. Four women with zero connections. Four women in 40 days, only ten days apart.
This story of catching a serial killer kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. I got a total Cagney and Lacey vibe from this one. I'm super happy it's a series. It was just the right amount of twisty for my taste.
I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher, and the author in
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Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Baywood police department has a serial killer in their midst. The killer strikes every ten days, leaving a woman dead with no defensive wounds, no sign of struggle and no leads. A.L. McKittidge and Rena Morgan have limited time to get ahead of the perp before another woman loses her life.

With a lot of thrillers/police procedural books, you get the tracking of the killer and little else. Not true with Ten Days Gone. Ms. Long integrates the lives of her detectives through the story giving the
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Ashley
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Ten Days Gone from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I really loved this. With every chapter more information was revealed and it just got better and better. I loved the two main characters and I can't wait to read more about them solving cases. This book would've been a full five stars if I hadn't guessed some of the mysteries about the serial killer. I enjoyed the writing style and I was extremely entertained. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
BookwormishMe
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a serial killer on the loose in Baywood, Wisconsin. Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan have ten days to find the killer before he or she strikes again. Finding the link between the victims isn’t going to be easy, there don’t seem to be any common threads.

Beverly Long has a prolific resume of mystery novels with strong characters. This is the first book in a new series starring A.L. McKittridge. A.L. is a strong male detective with a soft heart. He has an independent teenage
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Deana
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about two detectives, A.L. and Rena who are desperately trying to track down a serial killer in their town. They not only have to solve several murders, but also have to stop the next one from happening. The killer is killing a woman every ten days and they still can't find a pattern. I won't go too much into plot since half the fun is finding out what is going on yourself. I will say that I liked how not only did we get a police procedural/mystery, we also got a glimpse into A.L.'s ...more
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