DEAD BY WEDNESDAY (4) by Beverly Long: Carmen Jimenez’s job is helping troubled teens, and now she fears she’ll lose her teenage brother to gang violence just like she lost her older brother. Cop Robert Hanson is tracking down a serial killer who picks off teenage boys. He hasn’t been able to get Carmen out of his mind since they met at a friend’s wedding. By offering to spend time with her brother, Robert hopes he can not only help her out, but also find the killer — if he can keep his hands off the beautiful woman with the troubled smile. Long delves into the problems of gang violence, bullying and teenage pregnancy as she builds a scary story about a serial killer into a compelling tale of redemption.
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper