NO ONE SAW
Author: Beverly Long
Publication Date: June 30, 2020
Publisher: MIRA Books
Detective team A.L. McKittridge and Rena Morgan are back on their beat after solving the brutal Baywood serial killings, but crime doesn’t rest for long in their small Wisconsin town. In book two of Beverly Long’s electrifying A.L. McKittridge series, NO ONE SAW, a child seemingly vanishes from a day care into thin air and A.L. and Rena must race to bring her home before time runs out.
Baywood police department detective A.L. McKittridge is no stranger to tough cases, but when five-year-old Emma Whitman disappears from her day care, there isn’t a single shred of evidence to go on. There are no witnesses, no trace of where she might have gone. There’s only one thing A.L. and his partner, Rena Morgan, are sure of—somebody is lying.
With the clock ticking, A.L. and Rena discover their instincts are correct: all is not as it seems. The Whitmans are a family with many secrets, and A.L. and Rena must untangle a growing web of lies if they’re going to find the thread that leads them to Emma… before it’s too late.
This might be one of my favorite police procedurals of the year. This is my second A.L. McKittridge book and I’m hooked. He and his partner, Rena, are interesting and relatable, both personally and professionally.
This book is fast-paced and can be read in a long evening, like I did, if you can’t put it down without knowing what happened.
I sometimes shy away from books about missing children but when told through the lens of a police procedural, the mission and tactics for finding the child dominate the plot and help me as a reader to feel like I’m reading a book with a purpose, not just a story about a child being harmed.
The writing was paced nicely and nothing felt rushed, which is another reason good crime procedurals are some of my favorite books to read – the investigation is kept at the forefront. The characters, while some were not likable, were well developed and interesting.
And most importantly (for me), I thought I had the crime solved but I did not. I love books that make the reader guess and without reaching, come to a plausible conclusion of who committed the crime.
If you enjoy police procedural novels, this series is a must.
Thanks to MIRA Books and NetGalley for the gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.
Beverly Long’s writing career has spanned more than two decades and twenty novels, including TEN DAYS GONE, the first book of her A.L. McKittridge series. She writes romantic suspense with sexy heroes and smart heroines. She can often be found with her laptop in a coffee shop with a cafe au lait and anything made with dark chocolate by her side.