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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Tour: All Day and a Night by Alafair Burke

Author: Alafair Burke
Publisher: Harper
Date of publication: May 2014

The latest story dominating New York tabloids—the murder of Park Slope psychotherapist Helen Brunswick—couldn’t be further from Carrie Blank’s world handling federal appeals at one of Manhattan’s most elite law firms. But then a hard-charging celebrity trial lawyer calls Carrie with a case she can’t refuse. Anthony Amaro, a serial killer convicted twenty years earlier, has received an anonymous letter containing a chilling detail about Brunswick’s murder: the victim’s bones were broken after she was killed, the same signature used in the murders attributed to Amaro. Now Amaro is asking to be released from prison.
Carrie has a reason to be interested. Her older sister, Donna, was one of Amaro’s victims. Determined to force the government to catch Donna’s real killer, Carrie joins Amaro’s wrongful conviction team with her own agenda.

On the other side of Amaro’s case is NYPD Detective Ellie Hatcher, who, along with her partner, J. J. Rogan, is tapped as the “fresh look” team to reassess the investigation that led to Amaro’s conviction. The case is personal for them, too: Ellie wonders whether they got the assignment because of her relationship with the lead prosecutor, and Rogan has his own reasons to distrust Amaro’s defense team.
As the NYPD and Amaro’s lawyers search for certainty among conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to Carrie’s hometown, where secrets buried long ago lead to a brutal attack—one that makes it terrifyingly clear that someone has gotten too close to the truth.

All Day and a Night is the fourth book that I have read by this author.  Ms. Burke is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine.  Her stand alone books as well as the Ellie Hathcer series books are always engaging, fast paced and well written.  I really enjoyed All Day and a Night.  As usual, I was sucked right into the mystery and couldn't put it down.  

There are a few mysteries wrapped up in this story.  Ellie Hatcher is just the cop to sort through all of the muck and figure it all out.  I was kept guessing through most of it, although I did have my suspicions about one of the killer's identity.  I was happy to see I was right.  Aside from the mystery, we get to see more of Ellie and Max.  They have now been living together for a few months and their jobs are testing their relationship.  I loved the resolution to their conflict.  

This is another fabulous book from Ms. Burke.  I eagerly await her next one!


About the author:

Alafair Burke is the bestselling author of ten novels, including the thrillers Long Gone and If You Were Here,212Angel’s Tip, and Dead Connection. A former prosecutor, she now teaches criminal law and lives in Manhattan.
and the Ellie Hatcher series:

Find out more about Alafair at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Alafair’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, June 10th: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, June 11th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, June 12th: Booksie’s Blog
Monday, June 16th: Book Chatter
Tuesday, June 17th: Drey’s Library
Wednesday, June 18th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, June 23rd: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, June 24th: 5 Minutes For Books
Wednesday, June 25th: Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Thursday, June 26th: A Bookish Way of Life
Monday, June 30th: cupcake’s book cupboard
Tuesday, July 1st: The House of Crime and Mystery
Wednesday, July 2nd: Mystery Playground
Thursday, July 3rd: BoundbyWords
Monday, July 7th: A Bookworm’s World
Tuesday, July 8th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Wednesday, July 9th: Peppermint PhD

3 comments:

Librarian Lavender said...

That sounds really good, I have to check it out!

heathertlc said...

It's great when a book grabs you from the very start and doesn't let go - what a treat!

Thanks for being on the tour.

trish said...

It's always nice when an author continues to please you with their books. :)