Author: Kendra Elliott
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in a Series
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Blurb: After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burning vacation rental.
Still scarred from a childhood ordeal, Chris knows there’s something sinister about the scene—it’s the stench of burned flesh.
Forced to wait out the blizzard in their rescuer’s retreat, medical examiner Gianna Trask wonders if her hidden past has finally caught up with her. When a body is found in the destroyed cabin’s ashes and a forest ranger is brutally murdered, both Gianna and Chris must confront their secrets if they want to escape the violent threat lurking outside.
In the fifth book in the Bone Secrets series, Kendra Elliot leads readers on a dangerous, twisting journey of two lives forever changed by a fiery snowstorm in the mountains.
Review: If you’re in the mood for a great romantic suspense, this book is for you. Kendra Elliott takes the genre and spins it on a new axis, keeping me guessing until the very last minute–and I loved each and every second of it.
Forensic pathologist Gianna and her daughter Violet have started a new life in Oregon. Their little vacation to a gorgeous cabin gets interrupted by a very unpleasant fire in the middle of the night, leaving them homeless in very frigid temps. Disoriented and sick, they’re camping out in the family Suburban. How in the heck are they going to get help?
Luckily for them Chris Jacobs is at his cabin nearby. He smells something wrong in the heavy smoke coming from their direction and sets out to discover what’s happened. He finds them hiding, stranded and sick, unable to start their vehicle. He takes them to his cabin and helps them recover.
Unfortunately, the weather has become so bad that they soon realize they’re trapped there, far away from any help. And they’re going to need it because while Chris was checking the burned cabin, he smelled something wrong. And since he’s got his very own specialist there with him, he confides in Gianna. Sure enough, there’s a dead body in the cabin.
But that’s only the start. As they stay investigating the death and the fire, bodies start piling up and it begins to look like someone’s after Gianna. But why?
Take two characters, add a cup of bad memories, saute with some emotionally devastating baggage, throw in a twist of cover-up and you’ve got the perfect mystery to keep you company on a cold winter’s night. I certainly enjoyed this mystery and I hope you do too. Thanks!