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Publisher's Summary

A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

A former FBI special agent must come out of retirement to solve a murder in the fifth novella in the Widow’s Island series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot.

Former FBI special agent Cate Wilde is a new bakery and bookstore owner - and retirement is now complete with a doctor boyfriend. Although she struggles with PTSD, the sweet life she’s living is a far cry from the gruesome work she left behind six months ago.

But when skeletal remains turn up on Widow’s Island - and the MO of the killer is too familiar to Cate - the dream comes to an abrupt end. What if the case she solved eight years ago isn’t as closed as she thought? Her hometown needs her, and despite her mental health and her boyfriend’s protests, she has no choice but to return to her dangerous past life.

Soon Cate is in a desperate race to stop a cold-blooded murderer from killing again, once and for all…only this time, she’ll have so much more to lose.

©2020 Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Murdered Mothers

The fifth in the series finds Cate Wilde happily running her bakery and bookstore on Widow's Island when a bone is dug up by a local dog. Turning out to be an entire skeleton, having been buried for about five years, Cate's interest in peaked when there are many similarities to an old case she worked with the FBI. However, with the perp in jail at the time, it can't be the same killer. When Cate is asked to assist the FBI in solving the case, she agrees. But is she in for more than she bargained for? This is a great short murder mystery. I enjoy Cate'r relationship with Dr. Henry Powers who runs the medical clinic on Widow's Island and also serves as the coroner. I like that there is little bad language or involved sexual scenes in the books. The murder mystery wasn't solved until near the end, and I hadn't figured it out.

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Below The Bone Widow's Island Book 5

Within the pack a citizen who was walking with his dog found a human bone and he went to see what his dog has uncovered. As Jerry Hooper sew that the bone was human he call the Deputies who came to uncover the bone as they work with their own towns' FBI special agent Cate Wilde together with the only town doctors'. It was discovered that there are other bones and it led to agent Cate been called backed into the case. They had to see the killer that was responsible for the arts. Now in the Island this new bodies has raised more investigator. It led to uncover that new criminal is in the city and among the Island. In the end they discover who was responsible.

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Entertaining suspense novella, very good narration

I really enjoy these quick novellas that Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh write (separately). This is more on Widow's Island with the enjoyable characters, entertaining suspense, and a bit of romance. The narration is very good.

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Has Cate found her Niche?

The last book I wrote that I was excited to see what is up next for Cate Wilde. Although this books finds her wavering on if she made the right decision and is she content with her new life? I think by the end she has it figured out!

We pretty much have the same cast of characters that we have come to know and love out of the Widow’s Island crew, with a few former co-workers of Cate joining in!

The story kept you on your toes and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end!

I love the fact that Christine Williams has narrated every book in this series! I felt like I have come to know her as these characters and she identifies well with them!

The Kendra Elliot/Melinda Leigh team does it again with another excellent novella!

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Short and good

I like these Widows Island short stories. They have mystery, humor and love all in a quick whodunit that gets solved. Fun!

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Great job

Wonderfully written, interesting and the narrator did a great job with this story. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I would recommend this story.

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Below the Bones

Short and just right amount of suspense for an afternoon listen while crafting. Cate has settled on Widow's Island and runs the Bakery/Bookstore and is as far from the FBI as she can get after leaving since suffering from PTSD. That is until skeletal remains show up and she is drawn into the investigation when all the clues lead to someone she put away years before. Definitely a good addition to this series.

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Great mystery

I have enjoyed this series and this book has been a wonderful addition to it. I hate waiting between books though! Suspenseful and puzzling, the answers to other previous mysteries are further revealed. I am looking forward to the next book!

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Another solid novella!

Another solid novella from Kendra Elliott with the carefully crafted world she has built. I had an inkling about the bad guy but the redirection was well placed. If you have not read the previous stories, you will be lost.

The only drawback for me is that for a short story, the first half moved fairly slow. Kendra is one of my favorite authors and will continue to be as she writes intriguing stories.

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great

love these but wish they were longer. Great narrator and story. always twists n turns.