Widow's Island Novella

4 books in series
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Close to the Bone Publisher's Summary

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kendra Elliot comes the first novella in the thrilling Widow’s Island series.

FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde is back home on a remote Pacific Northwest island when she gets the call: a teenager’s skeletal remains have been found on a nearby island.

Together with Tessa Black, a childhood friend turned local deputy, Cate confronts dreary weather and bleak leads to make sense of the death. The complications pile up as Cate is distracted by the coroner on the case - and by nagging memories that draw her twenty years into the past. The remains suggest eerie similarities between this victim, and Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha, who disappeared when she was fourteen.

Cate finds herself up against closemouthed locals, buried town secrets, and even her own heart. As the case unravels, will she be able to cut through the fog and find justice for the missing and the dead?

©2018 Oceanfront Press Company. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Close to the Bone

    • Widow's Island Novella Series, Book 1
    • By: Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,087
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 889

    FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde is back home on a remote Pacific Northwest island when she gets the call: a teenager’s skeletal remains have been found on a nearby island. Together with Tessa Black, a childhood friend turned local deputy, Cate confronts dreary weather and bleak leads to make sense of the death. The complications pile up as Cate is distracted by the coroner on the case - and by nagging memories that draw her two decades into the past. The remains suggest eerie similarities between this victim, and Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha, who disappeared when she was fourteen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not for Me

    • By Patricia M. Brown on 10-25-18

    Regular price: $9.99

  • Book 2

    • A Bone to Pick

    • Widow's Island Novella Series, Book 2
    • By: Melinda Leigh
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 595

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than Close to the Bone

    • By Wayne on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $9.99

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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