ARC Review: Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliot

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ARC Review: Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliot
Close to the Bone

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 23rd 2018
Genre: Mystery
Series: Widow's Island #1
Format: eARC

“This is a short, but very satisfying read…”
~ Under the Covers

FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde has come back home to Widow’s Island after receiving a gun shot would. Cate’s always had mixed feeling about her home, she loves the island, but it has a mix of good and bad memories. Her ending up in law enforcement is no coincidence. Cate, Tessa Black, who is now a local deputy and Samantha were a tight knit trio when they were teenagers. However, Samantha went missing when she was 13 and hasn’t been seen since. Old memories are brought flooding back when the body of a teenage girl is discovered on the Island. Now, Cate and Tessa, as well as the new doctor in town, must investigate the possible crime. Could this be their missing best friend?

I love a good mystery! Which, is exactly what Kendra Elliot delivers in this novella. Close to the Bone is the first in the Widow’s Island series which is co-authored by Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. Melinda Leigh will be writing A Bone to Pick, the next book in the series. Each author writes from a different characters point of view as they help to solve crimes on the Widow’s Island and look into the disappearance of their childhood friend Samantha.

This was a short read, about 100 pages, but in a such a short time it does a great job of introducing you not only to the characters but the atmosphere of the small island as well. All this whilst trying to solve the murder of an unidentified teenage girl. I enjoyed reading about the investigation and I loved that I didn’t gues the whodunit until it was revealed by the author. Close to the Bone also has a little glimmer of romance in it as well between Cate and Henry, the doctor. I know the Elliot has another book out, book 3, next year and I look forward to seeing that relationship develop further .

This is a short, but very satisfying read and I can’t wait to read more in this series. If you like a mystery, especially in small town settings, then I highly recommend you give this book a try.


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I hope these come out in paperback


Thanks for the review Suzanne

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review suzanne!!! I put this whole series on my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!??

Amy R

Thanks for the review.