All Day and a Night (Ellie Hatcher Series #5)

All Day and a Night (Ellie Hatcher Series #5)

by Alafair Burke
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All Day and a Night (Ellie Hatcher Series #5) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic!  I love Alafair Burke.  I couldn't put down this book.  Highly recommend.
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Not great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Five stars
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Twink More than 1 year ago
I tell you, Alafair Burke just gets better and better with every book. (And she was pretty darn good to start with!) Her latest release is All Day and A Night, the fifth book in her Detective Ellie Hatcher series. A psychotherapist is murdered in her office. The murder includes unusual elements that echo astring of murders committed almost twenty years - details never revealed to the public. Anthony Amaro was convicted for the murder of those five women and sentenced to life without parole aka all day and a night. Could he be innocent, as he has proclaimed from day one? An ambitious lawyer named Nancy Grace and Carrie, a woman with ties to one of the victims, think he might be. The District Attorney also thinks his case deserves another look. Hatcher and her partner Rogan are assigned to take a 'fresh look.' Is that fresh look going to be hampered by the fact that Ellie is in a relationship with the DA? I really enjoy Ellie as a character. She's tough, outspoken and driven. I enjoy following the evolution of a character and Burke lets Ellie make some personal decisions in this latest novel. Rogan is a favourite as well - although we are aware of his personal life, it's not to the same degree as the lead role. I would like to see and know more about him. The antagonists in this book are strongly drawn. Nancy Grace is very easy to dislike, as is Amara. Carrie keeps us guessing as she provides a back and forth perspective on Amara's guilt or innocence. Burke has created a great set of recurring characters, but the real strength in All Day and A Night was the plotting. The police work is logical and straight forward, allowing the reader to piece together the clues along with Rogan and Hatcher. I had my suspicions about three quarters of the way through, but Burke threw in enough twists and turns to keep things really interesting. Burke's law background gives her legal and criminal situations added dimension and the ring of truth. Readers new to Alafair Burke would be able to easily read and enjoy this latest novel without having read previous books in the series - although I encourage you to pick up Burke's back list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I eagerly awaited this book and was not disappointed. The characters were believable and easy to connect with. The storyline was interesting. I couldn't give it 5 stars because it wasn't exciting or unique enough to be perfect, but it was a very entertaining read and I would recpmmend it to those who enjoy police procedurals. Stephanie Clanahan
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A thriller that had an interesting twist with a lawyer that has a connection to the case.  For those who have read the previous Ellie Hatcher books, this fifth book in the series will return you to characters that are fantastically matched - what a great working pair.   The characters were the high point in the book for me.  Ellie and JJ were top notch - I could imagine them completely and loved how they were the usual detectives without being too cheesy!  Unfortunately, the beginning really dragged with a slow setup and it took me a little bit to get into the thick of the story, but once I was in, there was no stopping!  As any who dun it the real killer is either the best or the worst part in the book, in this case I loved the outcome.  I loved the choices that the author made.
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gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
Ellie Hatcher, a detective with the NYPD, and her partner, Jeffrey James (“J.J.”) Rogan, working homicide in the 13th Precinct, return in the fifth entry of this wonderful series by Alafair Burke. The pair have conflicted reactions when Ellie’s boyfriend, ADA Max Donovan, assigns them, on behalf of the Conviction Integrity Unit, as a “fresh look” team to look into the 18-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Amaro, a man who had been put away as a serial killer and is serving a life sentence without chance of parole (in prison slang, “all day and a night,” “all day” simply being a life sentence). The problem arises when a Park Slope psychotherapist is found murdered in a manner identical to that of the women Amaro had been accused of killing [those having apparently all been working prostitutes], and the police start receiving anonymous tips. Things get more complex when there is a question about the possibly coerced confession made by Amaro to one of the murders, the fallout of that being a review of all ‘confessions’ elicited by that same cop, again reminiscent of something along similar lines in New York in recent years. The rather obscure DA unit handles cases of “wrongful conviction,” of which there have been many successful ones over recent years. The attorney who represents Amaro here is Linda Moreland, a celebrity trial lawyer with 8 exoneration wins under her belt, who in turn contacts Carrie Blank, a former law student of Moreland and now an attorney with a prestigious law firm who is the step-sister of one of the victims, killed many years ago in Utica, NY. Carrie can’t refuse, hoping she can gain some insight into her step-sister’s murder. The novel’s point-of-view alternates accordingly, with the parallel investigations. The writing completely captures the toxic atmosphere currently plaguing the US and, especially, New York City, with regard to community vis-à-vis police relations, and the stop-and-frisk policy just recently changed by New York’s current mayor. The case revolves around both venues, the upstate New York area where most of the murders occurred and where the most recent victim once worked, as well as the New York area, now home to Ellie [originally from Wichita, Kansas], Rogan, Max and the author as well. The novel moves ingeniously and quickly to a terrific conclusion, with several unexpected twists and turns along the way. The author gets everything right, with many ‘ripped from the headlines’ story lines, and the book is highly recommended.
quaintinns More than 1 year ago
ALL DAY AND A NIGHT, an Ellie Hatcher Series #5, by Alafair Burke, opens with the shocking murder of psychotherapist Helen Brunswick, and complicates an old case, as NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher and attorney Carrie Blank both search for the truth from opposite sides of the law. The entire city suspects her estranged husband - until the District Attorney's office receives an anonymous letter. Over a decade ago Anthony Amaro was tried and convicted for the murder of Donna Blank. She was the suspected fourth victim in a series of murders and the police were able to get a confession out of Amaro for her case. The letter's author knows a chilling detail that police have kept secret. Her injuries were similar to the signature used 20 years earlier by Anthony Amaro, a serial killer serving a life sentence for his crimes. Now, Amaro is asking to be released from prison, arguing that he was wrongly convicted, and that the true killer is still on the loose. Has suspected serial killer Anthony Amaro spent 18 years in New York’s Five Points Correctional Facility for a murder he didn’t commit? Meanwhile Amaro has a top-notch defense attorney on his side as well as Donna Blank's sister. Carrie wants her sister's killer to pay for his crimes and knows that joining Amaro's team will allow her full access to the case files. NYPD Detectives Ellie Hatcher and J. J. Rogan are tapped as the "fresh look" team to reassess the original investigation that led to Amaro's conviction. They are asked by her District Attorney boyfriend, Max Donovan, to take a look at a long closed murder case. Hatcher and Rogan’s task is to take a fresh look at the case to see if anything was missed in the initial investigation. The case pits them against both their fellow officers and a hard-charging celebrity defense lawyer with a young associate Carrie. As both the NYPD and Amaro's legal team search for certainty in years of conflicting evidence, their investigations take them back to Carrie's hometown and secrets left behind there. A psychological complex and multi-layered thriller, Burke’s ALL DAY AND A NIGHT raises larger questions about the choices we make, the mistakes we can’t undo. The author’s view of the criminal prosecution is skillfully designed with alternating perspectives of the detective and attorney. Fans of Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Amanda Kyle Williams, and Karin Slaughter will enjoy the tough female police officer and complexities of the system. The main reason I am not giving a higher ranking is due to the audiobook. Andi Arndt, the narrator’s voice was annoying as she tried to use her voice range for the different characters and did not connect, It took away from the overall story, combined with the fact I have not read the previous books in the series, which may have impacted my thoughts.