ARC Review: A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh

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ARC Review: A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh
A Bone to Pick
Book Info

Released: October 30th 2018
Genre: Mystery
Series: Widow's Island #2

” It’s no wonder I raced through it! It was a lot to pack into such a small amount of pages.”
~ Under the Covers

Deputy Tessa Black has come back home to Widow’s Island to look after her mother, giving up her career as a detective in Seattle to do it. When she came back to her small island to look after her mother slowly succumbing to dementia she expected her job as deputy would be the easy bit. However, first there were the bones of a missing teenager found, a crime solved by her close friend Cate Wilde. Now there has been a grisly murder which she and Logan Wilde, her best friend’s brother and park ranger must investigate before the murderer strikes again.

This is the second book in the Widow’s Island series, in this series Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh each write alternating books. In this novella we get to know Deputy Tessa Black, Leigh’s character, as she solves a brutal murder where at the dead of night in a public park a man has been harpooned. With her is Logan Wilde, the brother of Cate Wilde, the heroine in the first book and Tessa’s best friend.

This was a short read, approximately 100 pages, but in that short time we get to see a murder solved, a woman struggling to take of someone with a mental illness and the beginnings of a romance. It’s no wonder I raced through it! It was a lot to pack into such a small amount of pages. I’m a fan of Leigh’s work and this book was no different, it was a good mystery read and I can’t wait to read more.

I especially can’t wait to read about the disappearance of Cate and Tessa’s friend Samantha. It has been hinted at in these first two books that there may be something sinister happening in regard to their missing friend, so I now can’t wait for them to dive into the case. Hopefully that will be the focus of the next two books coming out next year.


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About Melinda Leigh

#1 Amazon Charts and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. Melinda’s debut novel, She Can Run, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. She’s garnered numerous writing awards, including two RITA nominations. Her other novels include She Can Tell, She Can Scream, She Can Hide, and She Can Kill in the She Can series; Midnight Exposure, Midnight Sacrifice, Midnight Betrayal, and Midnight Obsession in the Midnight novels; Hour of Need, Minutes to Kill, and Seconds to Live in the Scarlet Falls series; Say You’re Sorry, Her Last Goodbye, Bones Don’t Lie, What I’ve Done, Secrets Never Die, and Save Your Breath in the Morgan Dane series; and the Bree Taggert novels, Cross Her Heart, See Her Die, Drown Her Sorrows, and Right Behind Her. She holds a second-degree black belt in Kenpo karate, has taught women’s self-defense, and lives in a messy house with her family and a small herd of rescue pets. For more information, visit


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