One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a strange and haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls — all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle — have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighting for her life at a nearby hospital, has survived the carnage. Stranger still, the crime is an exact replica of a decades-old cold case.
Things only get more complicated when Medical Examiner Seth Rutledge, Victoria’s first love, arrives on the scene. The timing couldn’t be worse for Victoria, who faces the case of her life and a killer determined to destroy her. In the fourth book in her heart-pounding Bone Secrets series, bestselling author Kendra Elliot sends listeners on a dark and thrilling journey as forensic anthropologist Victoria Peres races to solve a horrific new case while confronting the secrets of her past.
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One reviewer on Amazon said it was more of a romance than a mystery. I beg to differ. There was really nothing romantic to speak of. There was no desire, no passion and definitely no wanting. You could take the one gratuitous sex scene and the few swear words out and all those readers who hate both of those things would probably love this book. I was looking for a good romance and a mystery and don't feel like I got either one. I'm glad this book and the audio was free with my KindleUnlimited. I can't see myself reading anything else by this author.
As to the narrator: As usual Ms. Eby did a good job. Not much emotion but at least the men sounded like men.
Name: Ann-Michael Brickey My mother, Craig, and I share an Amazon account.
Yes. I like the sound of Tanya Eby's voice, but I found her mispronunciations (the main character's last name, along with many other instances) of simple words extremely distracting.
I was actually a tad surprised at the twist!
The dialogue is a bit hokey.
Alone is the 4th in a series of mystery thrillers by new author Kendra Elliot. Although the books retain the main characters, each can also be a stand alone read. This book, and the other 3, which are equally good, have gripping plots and realistic, sympathetic characters that really kept me engaged.
All around, the story was creative, engaging, and the characters were written well. ALONE is a story of 2 young girl mass murders that occur 30 years apart. The story devolves into figuring out the links between the 2 and the personal stories.
I enjoyed the romantic storyline between the main characters
2 gruesome mass murders of beautiful girls, 30 years apart. What is the connection.
I absolutely love how she ties all her characters and their various professions into cohesive yet unique stories. The stories just keep getting better and better and you end up caring deeply about the characters. More audible books please!
This was so bad I could not stand it anymore. The Narrator was so bad..
Yes.. A different Narrator!
The plot was slow to evolve......the romance, slow, and predicable ....lots of descriptive romantic stuff ( gestures, thoughts, actions ) repetitive, repetitive, repetitive......
Plot does take a unexpected turn towards the end.....but not strong enough to give this novel more than a two rating.......
This was a total WIN for me for on both the story front and the narration. Tanya Eby is a fabulous narrator ~ I wish she'd done this whole series! There have been 4 stories in this series so far ~ Chilled, Hidden, Buried and Alone ~ and all 4 have had different narrators. That pretty much drives me crazy, lol, as we see cross over characters.
Dr. Victoria Peres is a forensic bone Doc ~ she's with the medical examiner when he's called out late to a chilling scene where 5 girls are dead, and 1 barely clings to life. She's appalled ~ and surprised when the first love her life shows up on scene, Seth Rutledge. She's surprised to find that he's trying for her retiring boss's job...and that he's going through a divorce fromt he woman he'd left her for so many years ago.
The detail of the crimes in Ms. Elliot's books are eerily real to read about ~ and her characterization is so life like you KNOW the people you're reading about. I loved the interaction between Seth and Victoria ~ it was believable and had you rooting for Seth, who'd done what he thought was the only right thing there was to do, and Victoria who's guard has never quite went down since their relationship was over.
Ms. Elliot threw a few red herrings in there to fool me and make me think I knew whodunnit ~ and even when you DID know who it was to doubt it, lol.
Just an all around fabulous listen I'd recommend to any suspense fans!!
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