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Buried Bones

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This was everything I expected from a Melinda Leigh story and more. Her character development is top notch. She masterfully weaves the murder mystery with twists and turns to develop a wonderful reading adventure.
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Melinda Leigh has such a way of creating characters that come alive off the page. She has done it again with this fun story keeping the reader guessing about who did it and adds a little fun  sprinkled in the story.
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This is number seven in this series of novellas - every other written by either Melinda Leigh or Kendra Elliot. These are two of my favourite authors, both have similar writing styles, and I think I have read all the books they have written. This series takes part on Widows Island with Deputy Tessa Black and her boyfriend ( soon to be husband) Logan Wilde the park ranger two of the main characters. Along with the other residents of this community each book is a separate short story about their lives but also about the mysteries and murders committed on the island. This time Tessa while hiking with her sister literally stumbles over a dead body…
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Melinda Leigh is a definite read for my and I wasn't disappointed in this novella.  The characters, the storyline they grab my attention and keep it until the last word.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I loved this book. I want it to be a bigger story though because the potential of getting yourself lost in this addictive suspenseful thriller is immensely higher than anything else. 
And after reading it I feel like I need a reread of the series just to refresh my memory of why do I love this author’s books so much
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I've been reading this series since the beginning and am really enjoying the progression of Tessa and Logan's relationship. While I don't think you necessarily need to have read the previous books - the mystery in this story is self-contained - I do think it would add something to the story if you saw how far both Tessa and her sister and Logan have all come.

In this addition to the series Logan and Tessa are left searching for answers about the half-buried body in the woods that Tessa and her sister Patience stumble upon while out in the woods - all while dealing with the issues of their own personal relationship and how that is developing.

The mystery itself isn't particularly complex, but I didn't immediately pick up on who the killer was, either. There are some nice action scenes, and enough of the local colour written into the book to really bring the island setting to life, but it isn't quite up to the same standard as earlier books, so my rating would be more of a 4.5. if you're new to the series I definitely wouldn't start with this one, but it's a solid - if a little safe - edition.
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Buried Bones by Melinda Leigh is another suspense novella in the Widow's Island/Rogue River series. I have enjoyed reading all of these novellas, and are a special series written with the author Kendra Elliot. I think I have read all of Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot's books. They are not to be missed!
Deputy Tessa Black is shocked to find the remains of a young woman while she is on a hike. The body had been left off a path in the woods. As Tessa investigates the crime, she learns the student had never been reported as missing and this murder could have remained undiscovered.  Tessa depends on the support of Park Ranger Logan Wilde who is also her fiancé. I won't post spoilers, but this is a short suspense with some favorite characters. As I read these novellas it is like short visits with my "book friends" in Oregon.
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and publisher for the opportunity to read this book!
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BURIED BONES is part of a series of RS novellas by Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh in the ‘Widows Island’ series. Deputy Tessa Black and her sister discover a body during their hike. When they find out the identity of the victim and that no one has been looking for her, Tessa vows to get justice for the victim. She does this all while caring for her teenage sister, her mother who has Alzheimer's and with the support of her fiancé Park Ranger Logan Wilde. Another good book in an entertaining RS series.
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This is part of a series. I am really enjoying this series. Love her books and am waiting for her next series
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I'm usually not a fan of novella's, but I love this series by 2 of my favorite authors!!

I love visiting with old friends, meeting new friends, and seeing how it all intersects. There is a little something for all of us...murder and the hunt for the murderer, twists/turns, non-stop page-turning action, and just enough romance.

Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this book for an honest review.

#Tessa #Logan #Aurora #LovedIt #NetGalley #BuriedBones #MelindaLeigh
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Buried bones, the investigation reveals a dangerous predator hiding in the Widow’s Island community. With her fiancé, park ranger Logan Wilde, by her side, Tessa must find Aurora’s murderer before they strike again. A gripping thriller that I devoured in one sitting!
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Another smash hit from Kendra Elliot. As always it kept me up reading well into the night. The surprises just kept on coming and just when I thought I'd figured out the ending something else happened. Certainly one of my favourite authors of all time.
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Number seven in the Widows Island series. Absolutely brilliant!! Melinda can always be guaranteed to deliver. Even tho it's a short novella just like Melinda's regular books it packs a punch. Thanks to Netgalley, Bookouture and Melinda for allowing me to read this Arc.
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Melinda Leigh's novels are light but filled with suspense. They are an easy read, yet never ever disappointing. "Buried Bones" kept me up all night reading. It is a great book if you are looking for a story to finish in one sitting :)
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We return to Window's Island for book seven of the ongoing novella series with the same name.   This book centers around Tessa and Logan as they search for the killer of a tourist college student.
I look forward to the release of four new novella every Fall by Melinda Leigh and Kendra EllIot.  These short, fast paced mysteries are perfect for reading in one sitting.  The authors do a great job of intertwining the story lines so as not to confuse the reader.
Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Publishing for providing a copy of this book for review.
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I love this series and each new book brings new drama and suspense. Tessa can't seem to stop stumbling on crime scenes but with the help of her hunky fiancée she always manages to solve the case! Absolutely loved this story and couldn't stop once I started!
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I have only recently discovered Melinda Leigh's novels, and so far, I have enjoyed each book immensely. The stories are police procedurals, with a side of romance, and I find them to be well-paced, with tension that builds from the first page.  This shorter book was no exception.   ​

Melinda Leigh writes strong, yet vulnerable, female characters that have family obligations and pressures that are similar to those of many women.  Tessa's mother's dementia, and her teenage half-sister's reluctance to talk to her, are relatable problems.  The relationship with her fiance Logan is supportive and respectful, as well. I enjoy reading about healthy, realistic  relationships especially when they are mixed in with a good murder mystery.  

Buried Bones is a continuation of the Widow's Island novellas, and even though I have not read the first in the series, this was an easy read; I did not feel as though there were missing pieces.  I will be picking up at the beginning, however, as I want to find out how Logan and Tessa found each other.   

Thank you to Netgalley and Montlake  Publishing for the opportunity to read an e-ARC of Buried
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Thanks for the chance to read this novella as an early release.   I adore Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot and hadn't caught that there was a new installment in this series.  a quick little read that continued the storyline of Tessa and Logan while they solved a murder on the island.  As usual, quality writing and a solid storyline.
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A police crime/suspense with a hint of romance. (The H/h are engaged and work together). Beautifully written story about a murder investigation on a tourist island. This is part of a series, but each investigation is contained. I would recommend reading them all from the beginning so you have a feel for the characters and their ongoing relationships and stories, but saying that, this novella can be read as a stand alone. There are red herrings and an interesting back story, a bit of blood, action and some confronting crime scenes. This was a novella, but it's a perfectly paced story with nothing feeling rushed or missing - great job - 4.5 stars. My thanks go to NetGalley and Montlake romance for the eARC in return for my opinion.
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Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC.  The novella (roughly 100 pages on my device)  is number seven is a series that all takes place on Widow's Island in the Pacific Northwest.  Deputy Tessa Black discovers human bones while hiking with her younger sister.  Her fiancé, Logan Wilde, a park ranger investigates the murder with her.  Using procedural police work they identify the body and investigate a few potential suspects.  I was surprised in a novella they were able to come up with more than one plausible suspect.  And they are doing things by the book, getting warrants etc.  The characters are good and obviously there is ongoing background characters and relationships from the previous books.  I enjoyed this enough to already have gotten the eighth in the series and happily found that the previous books are available for my Kindle.
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