Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Brilliance Audio
Released on October 30, 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited
The night’s calm is broken by the sounds of a man screaming in great pain. Thus begins Sheriff’s Deputy Tessa Black’s investigation into the gruesome death of a well-loved artist. With the aide of her high school crush and her best friend’s brother, Logan Wilde, she works the case and attempts to balance a situation in her home life. I found this second novella in the series just as engaging as the first.
A Bone to Pick follows on the heels of the events in Close to the Bone. It continues Tessa and Cate’s investigation into their high school friend’s disappearance, but shifts focus from Cate’s POV to Tessa’s and introduces a new murder to investigate. Book one introduced the history and way of life on the island and now book two is able to move right along with the new chain of events.
I enjoyed being along as Tessa worked the case, taking into consideration the way the locals on Widow’s Island are isolated and have to do things a little differently even with their police work. I liked seeing Cate’s brother, Logan, introduced into the story and getting to know this man who is trying to heal after his work as an Army Ranger of three tours of duty. The murder happens in the park and so he partners to solve the crime with a now grown up and capable Tessa who, yes, he notices she is all grown up without his matchmaking grandmother’s help. Logan doesn’t think any woman should have to take on his issues and Tessa’s life is complicated with a mother diagnosed with Alsheimer’s and a younger teen sister in her care. Again, I found the blend of character and relationships developed well with an engaging murder to be solved was done so well.
Christine Williams continues to delight me with her narration work She does male and female voices, age and emotion well.
Now, I’m caught up on the series and now have to kick my heels for another year to find out what comes next for Cate, Tessa, and the rest on Widow’s Island. These well-developed and clever romantic suspenses are a series I can whole-heartedly recommend to others.
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