I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Melinda Leigh
Released: October 30th 2018
Series: Widow's Island #2
” It’s no wonder I raced through it! It was a lot to pack into such a small amount of pages.”
~ Under the Covers
Deputy Tessa Black has come back home to Widow’s Island to look after her mother, giving up her career as a detective in Seattle to do it. When she came back to her small island to look after her mother slowly succumbing to dementia she expected her job as deputy would be the easy bit. However, first there were the bones of a missing teenager found, a crime solved by her close friend Cate Wilde. Now there has been a grisly murder which she and Logan Wilde, her best friend’s brother and park ranger must investigate before the murderer strikes again.
This is the second book in the Widow’s Island series, in this series Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh each write alternating books. In this novella we get to know Deputy Tessa Black, Leigh’s character, as she solves a brutal murder where at the dead of night in a public park a man has been harpooned. With her is Logan Wilde, the brother of Cate Wilde, the heroine in the first book and Tessa’s best friend.
This was a short read, approximately 100 pages, but in that short time we get to see a murder solved, a woman struggling to take of someone with a mental illness and the beginnings of a romance. It’s no wonder I raced through it! It was a lot to pack into such a small amount of pages. I’m a fan of Leigh’s work and this book was no different, it was a good mystery read and I can’t wait to read more.
I especially can’t wait to read about the disappearance of Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha. It has been hinted at in these first two books that there may be something sinister happening in regard to their missing friend, so I now can’t wait for them to dive into the case. Hopefully that will be the focus of the next two books coming out next year.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?