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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 t
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Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by Mira Books
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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 p
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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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Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
3 stars.

Started off a lot stronger than it ended.

Two detectives are on the case to track down a serial killer who has been murdering his victims every ten days. He has killed four women so far leaving the police department nine days before they know another victim will be found.

This police procedural started off strong. I really liked the main detective duo. They complimented each other well and I found myself laughing at their sarcastic humour. The mystery and suspense was gripping from the sta
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Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
I had a hard time getting into this one and unfortunately, it never caught my attention. Not my kind of snarky dynamics between the characters. Just not the right reader for this one so I am moving on

I received a copy from the publisher on NetGalley
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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David Putnam
Feb 27, 2020 rated it liked it
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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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 last-
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Linda Strong
Four women dead in 40 days ... every 10 days a woman is killed in her own home. All are smothered, their clothes are folded very neatly next to them. Nothing connects the victims..and barely any evidence left behind.

Detectives A L McKittridge and Rena Morgan have been called in to investigate. With very little to go on, they are desperate to find the killer before another 10 days go by.

Who would want these women dead? Looking into each of the victims' only shows them to mostly be single, with gr
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Sharon Huether
There have been four women murdered in Baywood. Detective A.L. Mc Kittridge and Rena Morgan are a working team.

There has been no evidence, but there are connections to an old hotel that is being preserved, rather than torn down, to make way for a new building.

They realize that Tess Lyons is in danger. She is the fifth woman on the list. A.L. Mc Kittridge and
Rena Morgan waist no time getting protection for Tess.
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 Knig
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Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
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 se
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Teri
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Jen
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
Shelley
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Thrillers / Suspense
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Thoughts*

Ten Days Gone is the first installment in the A.L. McKittridge series by author Beverly Long. 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. Baywood, Wisconsin Police Detectives A.L. McKittridge and his partner Rena Morgan are on the case of a serial killer. 4 women have been murdered in 40 days. As the title indicates, the kill
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Kat Dietrich


Ten Days Gone by Beverly Long is the first the Detective A.L. McKittridge series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Harlequin/MIRA, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  
Series Information:   

A.L. McKittridge is a Detective with the Bayfield Wisconsin Police Department.  He is divorced, and his teenage daughter Traci is his life.  His sister is an alcoholic.  His partner, Rena Morgan has been ma
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Carlene Inspired
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A serial killer is loose in Baywood and detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan know they have just ten days to solve the murders before another woman is killed. Nothing apparent connects the victim, nothing besides the way they are discovered. Following every little potential breadcrumb leads them to Tess, a woman with enough demons on her plate, a woman who has little care for her life already. McKittridge and Morgan need to protect Tess even
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Madeline Brainard
Jan 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Quality of Writing: 7/10
Pace: 8/10
Plot Development: 5/10
Characters: 8/10
Enjoyability: 8/10
Insightfulness: 5/10
Ease of Reading: 8/10
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book was really good in some areas, and not as well written in others. I quite liked the main character, A. L. McKittridge. He’s gruff in all the right ways, but it’s not over done. He’s a softy at heart and Long does a good job of showing that.
I wasn’t as fond of Rena Morgan. While she seems like a solid cop, she is a mess in her ...more
Stacee
I’m jumping back into thrillers and I was excited to get this invite to read this book.

I liked AL and Rena well enough. They’re both good people who are loyal to the job. I liked their dedication and tenacity. There are loads of characters in this book and I don’t think we really got to fully know any of them. I’m not sure if that was intentional or not.

Plot wise, it was okay. The first half of the book made me feel like I should already be familiar with these characters. Their personal lives w
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Paula  Phillips
Murder is afoot in the small town of Baywood as four women are now dead. Neither of the women seems to have a connection except for the fact they all live in Baywood and were murdered the same way - naked and their clothes found folded up neatly beside them. The detectives on the case Rena and AL are stumped and now with the only lead they have which is the murders happened ten days apart, it means that another murder will happen in just over a week unless they can figure out the killer's patter ...more
Robin Loves Reading
There is a pattern that all but stumps detectives A. L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan. There have been four murders of women over a forty day period, each ten days apart. So time is soon their enemy as they know that before ten days is up there will the murder of another innocent woman. Can the pair work together to find the killer or at least identify who he chooses for his next victim in time?

The reason that I give this book 3 stars is because of the constant changes of POV. Usually this is some
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Melissa (honeybee.reads)
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. There
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Whitney
In the town of Baywood, four women have  been killed, each ten days apart. Detectives A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan know the killer's pattern now, it's just a matter of figuring out who the next victim will be. With only a few days before he strikes again, the detectives have to uncover what links these victims to the killer in order to save the next woman before it's too late. I liked how the book showed different points of view from A.L., Rena, and one of the potential victims. Besides hunt ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life
RATING: 3.5 STARS
2020; Mira/Harlequin/HarperCollins

Ten Days Gone wasn't what I expected, and that turned out to be a good thing! I thought this was going to be a romantic suspense novel, but it was more suspense with a bit of romance. I enjoyed the case even though it was easy to figure out. I found it worth reading to see how the whole thing would get tied up. I liked that we also saw more of A.L. and Rena's personal lives. It felt realistic that life keeps going on while police try to solve a
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Janet
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 al
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Renee
Jan 12, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: doubles
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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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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Alyson Stone
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, mystery
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. Th
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Shalini
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wanted something light to read which would have mystery, murder, and the usual mayhem that went with it. And this book by author Beverly Long just clicked with me.

2 detectives, A. L. and Rena, 1 serial killer who had killed 4 women every 10 days + 1 long list of possible victims + something that happened nearly 4 decades ago = made this a wicked, fun-filled ride.

This was supposed to be police procedural thriller, but I would call it a romantic suspense. There was the thrill to get to the kille
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Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of Ten Days Gone. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review which is honest and unbiased.*

This was exactly my kind of mystery / crime novel. I loved the two detectives, A.L. and Rena. They had their own lives, their own worries, and their own hurts. However, they were both good at their jobs, and eager to get to the bottom of this horrible new case that scared their whole community.

A.L.'s dry, sarcastic humor and Rena's insight made the story more than it would ha
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Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3.5 Stars

This was an OK mystery/Thriller. I actually was a little bored by it. There were a lot of characters introduced and they all seemed to be very surface level, so it was hard to get to really know anyone well to form an opinion on how I, as the reader, felt about them.

The mystery was OK, it did keep me reading to find out the whodunit, but the reasoning didn't completely make sense to me.

Still, not a bad book. It was entertaining enough.

Challenges:
RRRC: Hamilton: Quarterly Challenge: Aar
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