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Below the Bones by Kendra Elliot
Narrator: Christine Williams
Series: Widow's Island #5
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 27, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 2 hours, 29 minutes
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.
I read the first 4 books in this Widow’s Island series through Kindle Unlimited. They are written alternately by Kendra Eliot and Melinda Leigh. Each book in the series are short, novella length. Below the Bones is by Kendra Elliot and is very short, only a couple of hours. I would not read this without reading the series, as it is like an epilogue to Cate’s story.
In previous books, Cate is an FBI agent who is injured and comes back to the island to stay with her grandma while she recuperates. While she is there, she gets involved with a new case on the island. She is on leave but decides to stay on the island to run the bakery / bookshop with her grandma and her new boyfriend, the island doctor.
Now she hasn’t given final notice to the FBI and is perhaps a little bored with her new life. So when a case comes to the island that seems connected with one of her old cases she gets involved. The FBI is keen to have her back. Cate works this case along with another agent and makes a final decision about how to continue her life.
Christine Williams has narrated the entire series, so by now I am very comfortable with her voices. She differentiates enough so I can tell different characters. I listened at my normal 1.5x speed.
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