ARC Review: A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh

Posted October 30, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh
A Bone to Pick
by Melinda Leigh

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 30th 2018
Series: Widow's Island #2
Format: eARC
 

” 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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About Melinda Leigh

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing as a way to preserve her sanity while raising her kids. Over the next few years, she learned a few things about writing a book. The process was much more fun than analyzing financial statements, and she decided to turn her hobby into a career. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She is a RITA® Award Finalist and has earned three Daphne du Maurier Award nominations, two Silver Falchion Awards, and a Golden Leaf.

Melinda holds a 2nd degree belt in Kenpo Karate. She’s dabbled in Arnis stick fighting, studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and taught women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two kids, a couple of shelter dogs and two rescue cats who clearly run the show. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination. Find out more about Melinda by visiting melindaleigh.com.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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?
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Amy R

Thanks for the review.

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Timitra

Sounds good, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Suzanne

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I really hope these get released as paperbacks.

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Sophia Rose

I have just binged listened to two of Melinda Leigh’s other series and can’t wait to get to this joint effort. Glad to see you enjoyed it.

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Awesome review suzanne!! I have this series on my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉