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.
As the start of a series, Ten Days Gone does a good job of introducing the main characters and giving us their personal stories. However, it didn't quite come through for me on the mystery. The case is certainly interesting enough, and I do like a good serial killer story, but this one left me with more questions than answers. Oh, we do get the big answer, the who, but I wanted the why. Maybe I missed something, but I never got the reason for the ten days between murders, why the killer chose those specific victims, the significance of the list... For me, the why of it, the look into the serial killer's motives is an essential part of the story, and this one just didn't deliver. As this is the first in a series, I could've understood unanswered questions about the main characters or even a cliffhanger, but to solve the crime and leave the why of it up in the air left me a bit disappointed.
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