In the exciting continuation of the Widow's Island series, Bred in the Bone written by Kendra Elliot is the best book in the series so far! Book 4 in the series starts with a hit-and-run of the island's town drunk. FBI special agent Cate Wilde is working on the case and thinks that this case is going to be relatively easy to solve, but it turns out to be much more that anyone has anticipated.
Very quickly the investigating team is able to identify the victim as Brad Gill because both Kurt and Tessa grew up with him on Widow's Island. The odd thing is that when they are getting ready to identify next of kin, Cate realizes that the father's name is Jon Gill and she had just recently called him for a different reason. Cate had called him in connection to evidence in the Samantha Bishop case. In the previous book, Whisper of Bones, Samantha's necklace had been found in a building on the property that was previously owned by Jon Gill. This was brand new evidence and was giving Cate and Tessa a new lead to follow.
The disappearance of Samantha Bishop
Twenty years ago, when Samantha, Cate, and Tessa were just 14 years old and part of an inseparable trio, Samantha went off alone and just...vanished. Her coat was left at the top of the dangerous Widow's Walk and she was never seen again. Neither Cate nor Tessa knew who she was meeting that night, and they had told her that they could not go out. So Samantha's disappearance has haunted them for all these years.
As the investigation into Brad Gill death expands, they find a connection that no one had seen coming. If you have been reading the entire series you know that Samantha's case has affected the whole island. People want answers about this unsolved crime and they want closure for a young member of their community. I'm giving 5 stars to Bred in the Bone by Kendra Elliot and I can't wait to hear about your reaction to this mystery. This will be a book that will haunt you for days to come and leave you yearning for books 5 and 6 in the Widow's Island series which are due out in October and November of 2020.
Disclosure: Thank you to Montlake Romance for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.