Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliot

After rereading A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, I wanted a quick read, so I chose Close to the Bone. This novella is by Kendra Elliot is available on Kindle Unlimited. (Yes, I do have a Kindle Unlimited subscription- if you read a lot, I highly recommend it). It is short, only about 90 pages long.

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Cate Wilde, FBI special agent, returned to the island where she grew up to recover from a gunshot. She’s only three weeks into her recovery when human bones are found on a nearby island. Duty forces Cate into action, due to the ferry from the mainland being out.

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Dr. Henry Powers is a newcomer to the island (Widow’s Island that is). The island needed a new doctor, when the previous one retired. Henry discovers he’s also the coroner when he’s called to Ruby’s Island when bones are found.

Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliott

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Close to the Bone, Cate reunites with her childhood best friend, Tessa Black. Both had gone into law enforcement- Cate- the FBI, Tessa- the Seattle police before returning to Widow’s Island as a sheriff’s deputy. When they see each other again over the bones, they can’t help but wonder if they could have found their other best friend, Samantha’s bones.

The investigation takes some twists and turns. Yet, the killer is caught before the end of the novella.


I needed to read this one since I had ten books out on my Kindle Unlimited and I have others to read too. This was a quick and easy read (as in I finished in about an hour). If you have Kindle Unlimited, enjoy mysteries, I would recommend you read this one. This is the start of a series that Kendra Elliott writes with Melinda Leigh. The next book focuses on Tessa Black. I haven’t decided if I’m going to read that one next yet or not.

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