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Publisher's Summary

In the fourth Widow’s Island novella by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot, the truth of a twenty-year disappearance will finally come to light.

When the town drunk ends up dead in a hit-and-run, FBI special agent Cate Wilde expects that solving the case will be cut and dried. But evidence quickly surfaces that the victim was involved with another crime. A crime that has gone cold for twenty years. A crime of personal importance to Cate.

Cate’s best friend, Samantha, went missing at fourteen, leaving behind nothing except a jacket and an island full of unanswered questions. Samantha’s disappearance has haunted Cate for more than half her life, and she might finally be able to find some closure.

But not everything is as it seems. As Cate unravels what happened on that fateful day, she’ll discover that the community of Widow’s Island is full of secrets. Betrayed by someone she thought she knew, Cate will need to piece together the truth...before someone else gets hurt.

©2019 Oceanfront Press Company (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Decent

The characters are the same throughout the series a little too many times. It almost feels like you're ready the same book in the beginning of each of the books. The scene is the same. The island is the setting I get that, it is des driving the island and the characters over and over. Needs to be raised to an adult level reading.

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childish

This book was such a disappointment. The author doesn't think the reader can keep up and so repeats each point. There is no real content. It would have been better and just as informative as a news article.

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Too dark for me

This is a short book. I didn't enjoy it although I like the characters. There is too much darkness for me. It felt heavy. I did like the ending. The narration is good.

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Disappointing

This book was not up to Kendra Elliot’s usual standards. The performance was good, and I am always willing to suspend disbelief for a good story, but the story line felt like a soap opera and I just couldn’t do it.

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Surprising Discoveries

This 4th installment leads to some very surprising discoveries in the search for what happened to the childhood friend.

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Well done

This was a sad and joyful book all at the same time. Well written and fast paced it moved smoothly from start to finish. Perfect for an afternoon read or anytime you have a short time to spare.

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Excellent read!

Loved this! Kendra is an awesome story talked and pulls you right into world of words! Have enjoyed several of her books and hope to read more!

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Another great novella.

Widow's Isands Series Book four, Bred in the Bone, continues the ongoing storyline with a new murder to solve, police procedures, and an old childhood friend missing person case to re-investigate.

It's kind like watch a weekly TV series by vis book version.

Really enjoy the novella series.
But have to say, for a small island population, there sure are a lot of deaths in the last few months. Kind of reminds me of the TV show --Murder She Wrote...better get out town...before you end up a murder victim.

Characters are well developed. An fbi agent, whose recovering from a gun shot wound and the death of her partner returns to island to recover..
Her brother returns from Afghanistan suffering from PTSD and works as an island Ranger.. A new doctor has moved to town and has taken over the practice and is also the new coroner. A previous Seattle detective, returns home to take care of her mother's increasing dementia, her teenage sister and now works as one of the islands Police officers.

Nicely developed storyline.
As for the narration, the voices are really done well by Christine Williams.

If you like crime fiction, Police procedures, investigations, suspense, a great cast of characters and a short storyline, then I recommend this Widow's Island novella series,



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Whoa. What???

This series has me enthralled. Which is interesting, because I don't really care for novellas. But while the books in this series are only a few hours long (which I'm sure many prefer), the characters and part of the storyline continue through. So, I'm in. From the beginning.

This particular addition to the previous stories put my head in a spin with some things I didn't see coming. Excellent. These characters are also beginning to feel like old friends, which is why I generally prefer longer novels. But the personalities here are rich, complex, and engaging in their own ways.

I'll keep reading as long as Kendra Elliot keeps writing!

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story may be good

might have been a good book,but couldn't finish due to the narrator. I may try reading the book instead.