All Day and a Night thrilling en­try in se­ries

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Alafair Burke tells a com­pelling tale that com­bines a po­lice pro­ce­dural and a le­gal thriller in All Day and a Night.

Anthony Amaro, con­victed of killing six women 18 years ago, has al­ways claimed he is in­no­cent and that he was co­erced to con­fess.

Now the mur­der of a psy­chother­a­pist puts his con­vic­tions in doubt, and a hot­shot at­tor­ney named Linda More­land sees the case as a way to fur­ther her ca­reer. She hires a woman named Car­rie Blank who works with federal ap­peals in a pres­ti­gious law firm to as­sist her. Car­rie, whose sis­ter was one of Amaro’s vic­tims, is ea­ger to help find the killer.

NYPD de­tec­tives El­lie Hatcher and J.J. Rogan are as­signed to give the case a fresh eye, even though it’s out of their ju­ris­dic­tion. El­lie is dat­ing the lead pros­e­cu­tor in the case, and she’s forced to ques­tion whether she earned the job or it’s pref­er­en­tial treat­ment.

There isn’t much time to pon­der why she and Rogan got the as­sign­ment be­cause the in­vesti- All Day and a Night By Alafair Burke Harper gation of the psy­chother­a­pist’s death ap­pears to prove Amaro’s in­no­cence.

Burke’s talent as a writer continues to grow along with El­lie’s char­ac­ter. Al­though this is the fifth book in the El­lie Hatcher se­ries, there isn’t a bet­ter start­ing point than All Day and a Night, which will keep the reader up all night.

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