A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2) PDF Book by Melinda Leigh PDF ePub

A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)

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Published 30 Oct 2018
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Pages101
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Publisher Montlake Romance
ISBN -
ISBN13-
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Deputy Tessa Black gave up her career as a detective with the Seattle PD and returned to the Pacific Northwest island she calls home to care for her ailing mother. Tessa thinks her mother’s illness is the worst thing she’ll face—until she responds to a routine call in the state park and discovers a local man harpooned to a sign.
As the murder investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the victim harbored secrets. Together with her FBI agent best friend, Cate, and park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa must connect the pieces before the murderer strikes again. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself—and the ones she loves—in harm’s way.
Pressure mounts as Tessa attempts to juggle the current case with her search for the truth behind her childhood friend Samantha’s disappearance twenty years ago. Can Tessa find the murderer and uncover answers about Samantha without jeopardizing everything she holds dear?

A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2) Reviews

Diane
- Lake George, NB, Canada
4
Tue, 30 Oct 2018

As much as I dislike novellas, this was a pretty good read. Story line was nicely wrapped up and delivered. The characters are quite likeable, and the murder quite nasty! Apparently, this series will be made up of novellas - since I like the first two I guess I'll continue with it.
From the blurb: In this gripping second novella in the Widow’s Island series, bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers a chilling tale of murder in the Pacific Northwest.
Deputy Tessa Black gave up her career as a detective with the Seattle PD and returned to the Pacific Northwest island she calls home to care for her ailing mother. Tessa thinks her mother’s illness is the worst thing she’ll face—until she responds to a routine call in the state park and discovers a local man harpooned to a sign.
As the murder investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the victim harbored secrets. Together with her FBI agent best friend, Cate, and park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa must connect the pieces before the murderer strikes again. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself—and the ones she loves—in harm’s way.
Pressure mounts as Tessa attempts to juggle the current case with her search for the truth behind her childhood friend Samantha’s disappearance twenty years ago. Can Tessa find the murderer and uncover answers about Samantha without jeopardizing everything she holds dear?

Asheley
- Fayetteville, NC
4
Tue, 27 Nov 2018

Deputy Tess and park ranger Logan investigate a murder in a park on Widow's Island, off the coast in the Pacific Northwest area of the US. A man has been stabbed with a harpoon and stuck to a sign. As far as murders go, this is a fairly grisly one for the small town, but Tess' experience as a former Seattle detective will help her determine who did this and why. Her friends Cate, an FBI agent, and Henry, the local physician and coroner, will also assist with the investigation.
The previous novella in this series was told from Cate's POV but this story is told by Tess. Since I just finished the previous story, I have plenty of background on Cate and Henry (who are now dating), but I get to learn more about Tess and Logan, who happens to be Cate's brother. Tess moved back to Widow's Island from Seattle because she wanted to be able to take care of her mother, who has declining health. Throughout the story, Tess' mother's health presents issues and it is clear that this causes various stresses for Tess. The author does a great job of showing the relationship between the characters as they rally around Tess while she juggles her job during its more intense moments with being her mother's caregiver.
Logan's backstory is also shared a little bit, and I really liked his time on the page, especially since has a connection to both Cate and Tess. Logan took the job as a park ranger on a small island thinking that it would be less stressful than his previous job but whoo boy this murder in the park proved to be more than he anticipated.
The murder and the investigation are compelling and fast-paced, and once again I didn't guess the outcome. However, I think the relationships between the characters are what will keep me coming back to this series. I love the way Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh are able to write seamlessly back and forth between installments. They're able to keep the characters interacting with the same level of friendship and trust in their work no matter who is doing the writing. These characters have this intimacy among them, and I don't mean a romantic intimacy, that I love when I'm reading detective stories.
I'm eager for more from Widow's Island. When I look at the release dates for the next installments, it looks like an entire year before we get the next two, which honestly bums me out. I want to keep going with the story and the characters.
Audiobook Notes: Currently the A Bone to Pick audiobook is offered in Kindle Unlimited as both an ebook and audiobook option, meaning you can "read and listen for free." So far, I have done that with both novellas in this series, which has been very enjoyable. The narration is good and so is the length. It's always nice to have a shorter-length story available for those times when I've finished a book, but I'm a little too busy to try to invest in another full-length novel.
Title: A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh
Series: Widow's Island #2
Narrated by: Christine Williams
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Length: 3 hours, 4 minutes, Unabridged

Carla
- Windsor, ON, Canada
4
Fri, 28 Sep 2018

A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh is the second book in the romantic suspense Widow’s Island series. The second novella in this series spotlights Deputy Tessa Black, who grew up with FBI agent Cate Wilde (introduced in Close to the Bone).
Tessa returned to Widow's island from Seattle, where she worked for the Seattle P.D. Her mother had been diagnosed with alzheimers and she was needed to care for her. Tessa receives an unexpected call that a man has been killed in the local forest with a harpoon. She stops and gets the park ranger, Logan Wilde to accompany her to the gruesome scene. This call sets off an investigation that involves several suspects, Tessa putting herself in danger, and some puzzle solving to find the culprit. The romance in this story is not blatant, but it is easy to see that there is something developing between Tessa and Logan. I also like that the story of Tessa and Cate's relationship is mending and they are dealing with the loss they suffered as teenagers.
Once again, Melinda Leigh has penned a novella that reads like a full length story. I love how she gets me to connect with the characters and get sucked into the story, even though it is only novella length. I will definitely be checking out the next two books in this series. I listened to this book from Kindle Unlimited and enjoy the narration for this quick read and I hope to continue listening to this series.

Kathy
- Duluth, MN
5
Mon, 01 Oct 2018

Tessa Black has left her job with the Seattle police department and taken a job as a deputy on Widow's Island. She needs to take care of her mother who suffers from dementia. She answers a call from a woman who hears screaming in the nearby forest. Because the other deputy's are off the island or already on duty, she calls local park ranger Logan Wilde to go with her. He's her best friends older brother and the object of her childhood crush. Logan has left the Army Special Forces to take this job because he couldn't deal with the situations he was forced to handle anymore. He's hoping that Widow's Island will be a quiet healing place for him.
Together, they discover the body of a young local artist who has been harpooned. He's only been on the island for about a year and no one knows him well. Almost the first thing that they discover is that he is living under a false identity. Tessa is attacked by a stranger when she goes to investigate the artist's house, but she also discovers a dufflebag with about $100,000 which is much more money than an artist painting landscapes for tourists should have and four nude portraits of older women. More searching also discovers a portrait of Tessa's mother.
Tessa and Logan investigate wondering if the killer is someone from the artist's past or perhaps one of the husbands of the women the artist painted. Meanwhile, Tessa's mother has taken to wandering away. One time, Tessa's friend Cate finds her and brings her back. Another time it takes an organized search before she is found. Tessa doesn't know what she is going to do, but the local Widow's Knitting and Activist group and Logan come up with a plan that will work for now.
The story was suspenseful and fast-paced. The mystery in this episode was solved. The larger mystery begun in the first book of this quartet takes the backburner here. FBI files about their friend's disappearance are located and are surprisingly thin.

Carole
- Maryland Heights, MO
4
Mon, 26 Nov 2018

Initial Thoughts
This was a nice short read. There are a whole lot of crazy things happening on this island! This one starts off with a murder and an investigation with a lot of twists and turns. There was even a bit of romance to top everything off. I thought that the narrator did a great job with the story.
Book Source: Kindle Unlimited
Full review to be posted soon.

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