With a District Attorney trying to please voters, and NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher living with an Assistant DA, it's just their luck that she and her partner, J.J. Rogan, are asked to look at an old case from a fresh angle. But, it's our good luck that Alafair Burke decided to write a terrific police procedural, All Day and a Night.
Anthony Amaro had been convicted of killing one woman twenty years earlier, but the police were convinced he was a serial killer. Now, when psychotherapist Helen Brunswick is murdered in her office, there are similarities to Amaro's methods. When, the Distract Attorney receives a letter with details of Brunswick's death, he's forced to ask the police to take another look at the murders. Suddenly, Amaro has a high-profile defense attorney who even recruits another lawyer, the half-sister of a victim.
Carrie Blank always thought her half-sister, Donna, was different from Amaro's other prostitute victims. Now, she'll have the chance to work with Linda Moreland to prove Amaro didn't kill her sister. She may want to get Amaro out of prison, but Ellie and Rogan are determined to find a killer, if it's Amaro or another suspect the NYPD and the Utica police department overlooked twenty years earlier. Facing a court deadline, Hatcher and Rogan find themselves one step behind a media-savvy defense attorney.
All Day and a Night is another successful crime novel from Burke, a master storyteller. It's a fast-paced story that keeps police and readers moving quickly to find answers. Burke skillfully blends police procedures, legal maneuvers, and fascinating characters in one of the strongest books in this series.
Alafair Burke's website is www.alafairburke.com. She can also be found at www.twitter.com/alafairburke and www.facebook.com/alafairburkebooks
All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke. HarperCollins. 2014. ISBN 9780062208385 (hardcover), 352p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I picked up a copy at Book Expo America, and reviewed the book as part of a book tour.