All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke

18635057Finished this as I had a lazy Sunday morning in bed.  This is book 5 in the Ellie Hatcher series.  I have read one other in this series so I am someone familiar with the characters, but I have not read them all in order to know the entire back story.

Ellie is tasked with investigating a conviction that is being reopened due to new evidence.  The case is very public being it relates to a serial killer and the original cop who closed the case is a local legend.  Ellie finds herself pitted against the attorney for the convicted man and her team, which includes a young woman who just happens to be the half-sister of one of the original victims.

This is a well written mystery, with a myriad of twists and turns and characters who each have their own concerns and motivations leading to lots tension, suspicion, and leads in all directions.  With the exception of Ellie and her partners, you don’t really know who else to trust.  Well written mystery with great tension and good pacing throughout.  Works as a standalone although you probably will get more out of the personal subplots if you have read the series in order.


One thought on “All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke

  1. Tina says:

    I prefer to read a series in order but funny enough, I just started a book I won from LibraryThing by Nicci French and it’s the last book in the series. I did not know that when I started.

    I think I will add the Ellie Hatcher series.

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