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A Bone to Pick

Widow's Island Novella Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Christine Williams
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping second novella in the Widow’s Island series, bestselling author Melinda Leigh delivers a chilling tale of murder in the Pacific Northwest.

Deputy Tessa Black gave up her career as a detective with the Seattle PD and returned to the Pacific Northwest island she calls home to care for her ailing mother. Tessa thinks her mother’s illness is the worst thing she’ll face - until she responds to a routine call in the state park and discovers a local man harpooned to a sign.

As the murder investigation unfolds, it becomes clear that the victim harbored secrets. Together with her FBI agent best friend, Cate, and park ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa must connect the pieces before the murderer strikes again. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself - and the ones she loves - in harm’s way.

Pressure mounts as Tessa attempts to juggle the current case with her search for the truth behind her childhood friend Samantha’s disappearance twenty years ago. Can Tessa find the murderer and uncover answers about Samantha without jeopardizing everything she holds dear?

©2018 Melinda Leigh (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 04-11-2018

Much better than Close to the Bone

Christine Williams' narration is also much better. A BONE TO PICK is a first rate novella. It is not that Melinda Leigh is a more talented author than Kendra Elliot (she is not; they are equally talented). The Widow's Island novella series has potential to be as successful as the other novella series Elliot and Leigh have coauthored.

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  • Trish R.
  • 01-11-2018

OK book, horrible narration..



I said I wasn't going to listen to this because the narrator was soooooo awful but since it was a
free read, free listen I decided to give her another chance to see if she got better. She didn’t. So, I quit listening and just read the novella.

This was a story about the murder of an artist who had been harpooned AND Tessa’s problem trying to take care of her mother who has dementia and who finally wandered off into the woods.

Since it was only 101 pages I can't say much without giving it away so, enough said.

There was a thought or two of romance but that was all and the F-bomb was thrown out there 5 times.

As to the narration: Horrible! Jeez, everything Christine Williams read was so romantic sounding. If she was talking about a dead body she made it sound romantic. That was the only emotion she had. AND every time the book said it was Logan talking I thought WTH, I thought that was Tessa or Cait. Every man sounded just like a girl. I quit listening after about 15 minutes, just about the time Logan spoke for the first time. NOTHING worse than a girly-sounding man. The other few reviews must be friends or relatives of the author or the narrator, to have given her 4 and 5 star reviews.

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  • kim pierson
  • 28-03-2019

great book

loved it. good story. easy read. sorry about bad English but you get it. hope you enjoy it.

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  • Keith Williams
  • 02-03-2019

Good story to charters I've come to know.

I really enjoyed the story of this 4 book novella. This story is a little slower than book one,but I really enjoyed the characters.

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  • LadyZhenJi
  • 19-02-2019

Love the novella format

Good story. It's all about relationship building. Overall very entertaining and I really like the characters.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-01-2019

A bone to pick

This was a great story to listen too while recovering from a surgery, it held my interest and attention while being a distraction from my discomfort from surgery

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  • Ekelley
  • 06-01-2019

Not as good as the first in the series, awkward audio

Not as good as the first in the series. The narrator was not great. Awkward when it came to narrating questions, her emphasis on certain words left you wondering why. Wouldn’t be in a hurry to listen to audio with her narration again. I am an avid audiobook listener, numerous books per week. Never had it feel quite so awkward?

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  • Lady S
  • 05-01-2019

Great Story

Great story. The performer was not that good. The different voices used were annoying at times.

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  • Washington State
  • 12-12-2018

Ending felt sloppy

The ending was just rushed through. It felt sloppy and like the author just needed to be done with the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-2018

Excellent

Such a great book. I loved it. A great series. Would recommend reading them if you read the previous books.