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Publisher's Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

A former FBI special agent must come out of retirement to solve a murder in the fifth novella in the Widow’s Island series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot.

Former FBI special agent Cate Wilde is a new bakery and bookstore owner - and retirement is now complete with a doctor boyfriend. Although she struggles with PTSD, the sweet life she’s living is a far cry from the gruesome work she left behind six months ago.

But when skeletal remains turn up on Widow’s Island - and the MO of the killer is too familiar to Cate - the dream comes to an abrupt end. What if the case she solved eight years ago isn’t as closed as she thought? Her hometown needs her, and despite her mental health and her boyfriend’s protests, she has no choice but to return to her dangerous past life.

Soon Cate is in a desperate race to stop a cold-blooded murderer from killing again, once and for all…only this time, she’ll have so much more to lose.

©2020 Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • acorley84
  • 2021-04-16

Has Cate found her Niche?

The last book I wrote that I was excited to see what is up next for Cate Wilde. Although this books finds her wavering on if she made the right decision and is she content with her new life? I think by the end she has it figured out!

We pretty much have the same cast of characters that we have come to know and love out of the Widow’s Island crew, with a few former co-workers of Cate joining in!

The story kept you on your toes and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end!

I love the fact that Christine Williams has narrated every book in this series! I felt like I have come to know her as these characters and she identifies well with them!

The Kendra Elliot/Melinda Leigh team does it again with another excellent novella!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-02-20

Short and good

I like these Widows Island short stories. They have mystery, humor and love all in a quick whodunit that gets solved. Fun!

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 2021-01-19

Great job

Wonderfully written, interesting and the narrator did a great job with this story. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I would recommend this story.

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 2021-01-10

Below the Bones

Short and just right amount of suspense for an afternoon listen while crafting. Cate has settled on Widow's Island and runs the Bakery/Bookstore and is as far from the FBI as she can get after leaving since suffering from PTSD. That is until skeletal remains show up and she is drawn into the investigation when all the clues lead to someone she put away years before. Definitely a good addition to this series.

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  • Book Bug!
  • 2020-11-09

Great mystery

I have enjoyed this series and this book has been a wonderful addition to it. I hate waiting between books though! Suspenseful and puzzling, the answers to other previous mysteries are further revealed. I am looking forward to the next book!

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  • mcgman
  • 2020-11-07

Another solid novella!

Another solid novella from Kendra Elliott with the carefully crafted world she has built. I had an inkling about the bad guy but the redirection was well placed. If you have not read the previous stories, you will be lost.

The only drawback for me is that for a short story, the first half moved fairly slow. Kendra is one of my favorite authors and will continue to be as she writes intriguing stories.

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  • Lish71
  • 2020-10-30

great

love these but wish they were longer. Great narrator and story. always twists n turns.

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  • Reggie
  • 2020-10-28

Welcome back to the now-infamous Widow's Island

Life should be quiet and simple on Widow's Island, but it's anything but! In this book, while former FBI agent, Cate, is adjusting to life as a bakery and bookstore owner, there is yet another gruesome discovery...the bones of missing women. When the FBI is brought in, Cate is asked to consultant by her former colleague, and bf, Mike. As the team, along with island doctor/coroner, Henry...and Cate's current flame...investigate, they realize that there is a connection to her last case. Can Cate and friends stop the killer before it's too late for another woman? Enjoyable, quick novella.