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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping second novella in the Widow’s Island series, bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers a chilling tale of murder in the Pacific Northwest.

Deputy Tessa Black gave up her career as a detective with the Seattle PD and returned to the Pacific Northwest island she calls home to care for her ailing mother. Tessa thinks her mother’s illness is the worst thing she’ll face - until she responds to a routine call in the state park and discovers a local man harpooned to a sign.

As the murder investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the victim harbored secrets. Together with her FBI agent best friend, Cate, and park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa must connect the pieces before the murderer strikes again. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself - and the ones she loves - in harm’s way.

Pressure mounts as Tessa attempts to juggle the current case with her search for the truth behind her childhood friend Samantha’s disappearance twenty years ago. Can Tessa find the murderer and uncover answers about Samantha without jeopardizing everything she holds dear?

©2018 Melinda Leigh (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 2018-11-04

Much better than Close to the Bone

Christine Williams' narration is also much better. A BONE TO PICK is a first rate novella. It is not that Melinda Leigh is a more talented author than Kendra Elliot (she is not; they are equally talented). The Widow's Island novella series has potential to be as successful as the other novella series Elliot and Leigh have coauthored.

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  • rose
  • 2019-10-24

Meh

Leaves much too much under done. The plot races to a conclusion on rather weak development.

Narrator needs acting lessons. She has virtually no inflection or variation.....
Simple seems to be reading a text.

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  • Trish R.
  • 2018-11-01

OK book, horrible narration..



I said I wasn't going to listen to this because the narrator was soooooo awful but since it was a
free read, free listen I decided to give her another chance to see if she got better. She didn’t. So, I quit listening and just read the novella.

This was a story about the murder of an artist who had been harpooned AND Tessa’s problem trying to take care of her mother who has dementia and who finally wandered off into the woods.

Since it was only 101 pages I can't say much without giving it away so, enough said.

There was a thought or two of romance but that was all and the F-bomb was thrown out there 5 times.

As to the narration: Horrible! Jeez, everything Christine Williams read was so romantic sounding. If she was talking about a dead body she made it sound romantic. That was the only emotion she had. AND every time the book said it was Logan talking I thought WTH, I thought that was Tessa or Cait. Every man sounded just like a girl. I quit listening after about 15 minutes, just about the time Logan spoke for the first time. NOTHING worse than a girly-sounding man. The other few reviews must be friends or relatives of the author or the narrator, to have given her 4 and 5 star reviews.

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  • YOLANDA
  • 2019-08-04

Awful!

Awful! When I first starting reading (audible version) I thought the book should have been longer than 2 hours. By the time I finished I wished it was less than 2 hours.

I have enjoyed all of Melinda Leigh's books, the She Can Series, Morgan Dane, Scarlet Falls, Midnight Exposure and the books she wrote with Kendra Elliot. I did not enjoy this book and I if I recall I didn't enjoy the 1st book either. The characters are not interesting. I felt that the book was more about the characters mother who unfortunately has a mental disorder that effects her memory. Towards the end of the book when the Mom got lost, the entire book became dedicated to searching and finding her instead of searching and finding a murderer.

Nope, didn't like it and don't think I'll read any other books in this series.

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  • J. Dixon
  • 2021-05-30

Enjoyable Read

This was a pretty good short story. I'll probably finish the series just to see how she wraps up the loose ends

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-04-07

Narration Nightmare

I tried, I couldn't finish this. The narration is just really irritating. Can't rate the story.

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  • AF, Pennsylvania
  • 2021-03-17

Unsatisfying read

Cookie cutter plot, weak mystery, and bland characters. Do not recommend. I kept waiting for something to happen that would draw me into the story - never happened.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-01-31

Quick listen

I enjoy listening to these Widows Island books while walking, cleaning house, etc. Nice and short. Crime is solved quickly. Well done.

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 2021-01-19

Awesome job.

Suspenseful and thrilling. Great action scenes and it tugs at your emotions as well. Very well written and the narration was perfect. I recommend this book.

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  • mylifeisgoodnow
  • 2020-11-15

Things happen in a small community

A small community has its share of unusual things happening. It's a good thing that FBI Tessa agent has been recuperating with her family and friends on WIDNOW'S Island.