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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 killer. There was a race against time to find out the next victim and protect her. There were sudden twists in the lead detectives’ personal lives. There were some intelligent characters who helped the detectives. Everything about this book kept me completely gripped to my kindle. There were some wicked turns in the investigation along with revelations at the right time.

I started with the audiobook, but with the suspense getting ramped up, I was getting short of patience. I needed the truth faster, switched to the ebook and completely enjoyed it. It was what I needed where my brain didn’t want to think too much, yet be entertained by the mystery.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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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 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 he does.

But identifying the killer’s next likely target is only half the battle. With pressure pushing in from all sides, a promising breakthrough leads the detectives to Tess Lyons, a woman whose past trauma has left her too damaged to appreciate the danger she’s in. Unwilling to let another woman die, A.L. and Rena will put everything on the line to keep Tess safe and end the killer’s deadly spree once and for all–before time runs out again.

Publication Date: February 2020

17 Responses

  1. I hadn’t thought of it as a romantic suspense but I do agree with that. You liked it a bit better than I did but it was hard to put down as they raced against time.

      1. Gosh! Her impatience was so big, prefering reading instead of listening to an audio book! 😉 My dear, is its possible hiring you as an typewriter? Lol
        However a good plot here. Different in saving common victims. Thank you for this very interesting review. Michael

        How do you feel, my dear? Hope you are well, and enjoy staying far away from nCov-19.

          1. Yes, I think so too… If I am comfortable with a person then I can talk and talk and talk. Most times, I keep silent

          2. Oh, i am sorry for the forced silence. Let me learn a little bit more of the English language. Than we can talk, all over the nights. 😉 Here i have to be silent, too. They are saying, i am waffling too much. 😉

  2. Great review. I do that all the time. When I want to get to the good stuff faster, I switch to the ebook if I have it. This sounds like a fun, yet twisty one.

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