Taken Before Dawn by B. R. Spangler @br_spangler @bookouture #booksontour #bookreview

Happy Tuesday everyone!! I’m thrilled to be hosting the Books-On-Tour today for B.R. Spangler’s Taken Before Dawn.

My thanks to Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the Books-On-Tour and to Bookouture for my e-copy I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

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!

What Did I Think?

OK can I ask a question? Why have I never read a book by B.R. Spangler before?!?? I consider myself fully reprimanded!!! Do I need to spell it out? Yes I seriously enjoyed reading Taken Before Dawn.

I really took to Casey from the off. She’s a woman with trauma in her past but it’s part of her and how she works. And to add to that she’s got an amazing support network around her both in and out of work; to me it felt like working with family, well it is to a fashion! But why the hell did she not say yes the instant Jericho popped the question?! He sounds like a dream 😍😍😍

Taken Before Dawn took me on a right rollercoaster. Quite early on, I couldn’t believe the turn of events playing out before me on my kindle! Oh my!!! I was befuddled how the hell is this story was going to turn out?!?!? And half way through, I needed a breather, the pace of the story was racing me through!

Having never read any of the Casey White books before, I didn’t feel I’d missed out by diving into Book 7. But I am keen to go back and read more from Casey. Spangler drew me and kept me hostage like his evil murderer and the victims. I couldn’t believe how tense I was reading Taken Before Dawn. When I hit the climax and could finally relax at the end. I could feel the muscles in my shoulders and torso had been tightly contracted whilst I sat in my reading position.

Spangler has brilliantly curated a tense crime thriller that kept me engrossed, trying to second guess where I was headed with one helluva finale. You’ve got a new fan 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Who Is B.R. Spanger?

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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