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A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh
Narrator: Christine Williams
Series: Widow's Island #6
Published by Brilliance Audio on November 3, 2020
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 2 hours, 42 minutes
On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.
Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?
With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?
I read the first 4 books in this Widow’s Island series through Kindle Unlimited. They are written alternately by Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh. I enjoy both these authors in their mystery genre work. This series is all short novellas so I have to be more careful not to spoil too much. I really enjoy these for quick and easy reading.
Tessa is one of our three ladies who grew up on the island. A Broken Bone features her character. She is one of the main law enforcement officers for the island. Tessa has a lot of family responsibility with her mother facing early dementia, and her high school age sister in her household. Her guy, is Logan, who is also Cate’s brother and a park ranger.
Logan works with her on the cases which have a variety of dangers from humans, old housing structures and natural outdoor ones. Tessa and Logan are caring professionals and do a great job in difficult situations. There is some development in their personal relationship as well.
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 usual 1.5x speed.
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i love kendra elliot’s books and this series sounds great. glad you are enjoying it so much
These are enjoyable and very, very short compared to everything else I read.
You’ve convinced me to add this series after I finish reading their earlier series. Great review, Anne?
Thanks! They are very short and fun.
It’s great that it continues to be good!
I am enjoying this short, fun series
It is a short, fun set of books!
I’ve listened to the first four books a few months back, but haven’t got to this one yet. I do like the narration and the mysteries are nice, easy quick reads. I’ll have to get back to it soon.
These are fun and easy listening, not earth-shattering. They seem less complex than some series but I’m not sure that is the truth.