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Brilliant, riveting read – Taken Before Dawn by BR Spangler – #CrimeThriller

Title: Taken Before Dawn 

Series: Detective Casey White #7

Author:  BR Spangler   

Publisher: Bookouture

Published: September 23rd, 2022

BUY LINK:

https://geni.us/B0B829DQ7Zsocial

My Review:

Kidnapping, torture, murder and a serial killer
All occur in this chilling thriller.
What makes it worse for Detective Casey White
Is a colleague is taken, so not right!

A body is found on a coastal road
Not her friend but what she sees makes her cold.
A killer who disappeared ten years before
Appears to have started killing once more.

With family drama and decisions to make
This had me enthralled, with so much at stake.
If you enjoy crime thrillers this is a book you need
Like earlier ones in this series it is a brilliant, riveting read!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.

Description:

The early morning light illuminates the girl’s ivory skin. Little cuts are carved into her cheeks—one under each eye. But her body is still. The perfectly round wound above her heart has stopped it beating forever…

When Detective Casey White is called to a murder scene on an empty stretch of coastal road, her whole team is in a panic. Could the body be their missing colleague Samantha? The promising investigator was last seen two days ago, going home after an evening of dancing with friends. Her family are beside themselves with worry.

Casey’s relief is short-lived when she sees the short dark hair of another woman. Pauline Rydel has been missing for a week. Devastated that anyone would take this innocent life, and terrified Samantha will be next, the tear-shaped cuts on the victim’s face make Casey’s heart stop. She’s seen these marks before…

On one of her very first cases a murderer known as the Midnight Killer stole young women in the darkest hours, kept them alive for seven days, and abandoned their bodies at dawn. Casey was seconds away from catching him when she made a deadly mistake that’s haunted her ever since. After all these years, is he back?

Knowing every second counts, Casey is pouring over forensics when another body is found. This time, markings on the back of the victim’s neck spell out Casey’s name.

With everyone in this small community scared for their daughters’ lives, Casey must face up to the past in her most personal case yet. But even if she sacrifices herself, will it be too late to save one of her own?

An utterly addictive thriller that fans of Kendra Elliot, Lisa Regan and A.J. Rivers won’t be able to put down!

Author Bio:

B.R. Spangler is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Mysteries and Crime Thrillers.

A resident of Virginia with a wonderful family, including five cats, two birds and a lizard. During the day, the hours are filled with engineering work. Off hours, time is spent writing, editing, and thinking up the next great story.

With too many stories to write, books are split across pen names, writing crime thrillers, science fiction, horrors, paranormal and contemporary fiction.

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