Goodreads: Close to the Bone (Widow’s Island #1)
Author: Kendra Elliot
Published: 23rd October 2018 (Montlake Romance)
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “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” – Goodreads
Review: It was an extremely fast listen. It didn’t have a whole lot of the meat and grit of police work/FBI work. That is why it was so short, it more oh the ‘killer’ has come out to play. Here is the murderer. Which made the story so fast-paced near the end. You literally had no clue what was going on, why it was going on until everything came to a head.
I really enjoyed how Cate is damaged, both physically and mentally. She not superwoman but an ordinary woman with her own past, her own issues. Her relationship with Tessa was so great. It was great to see two very strong independent women, fighting for the truth.