A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2) by Melinda Leigh

A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)

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 agen...

Details A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)

TitleA Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreNovella, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary, Suspense, Fiction, Adult

Reviews A Bone to Pick (Widow's Island, #2)

  • Carrie
    A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh is the second book in the romantic suspense Widow’s Island series. This series is all at novella length and penned by Melinda Leigh along with Kendra Elliot by alternating the books. This pair of authors have teamed up in the past for the romantic suspense Rogue River series of which a couple of the characters have moved over to this series but the books can be read and enjoyed separate from the Rogue River serie...
  • Melanie
    A Bone to Pick was another enjoyable novella in the Widow's Island series with an intriguing mystery and a hint of romance.Deputy Tessa Black left her job at the Seattle police department to return to Widow's Island to care for her mother. One night while on call she receives reports of someone screaming in the woods of the state park and upon investigating finds a local man harpooned to a sign. After she begins the murder investigation it become...
  • Ian
    Sheriff's Deputy Tessa Black was forced to return to her hometown on Widow's Island to help care for her ageing mother with dementia. When a young artist is violently murdered she finds herself joining forces with the island's ranger to track down a killer. Widow's Island is a collaboration between Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot. But while they share a setting and some characters each author has her own main characters. The books will probably f...
  • Richard
    Melinda Leigh takes over from Kendra Elliott to pen the 2nd Widow’s Island novella in this four book series.Again it is a stand alone story drawing on the characters we have mostly been introduced to in the first episode.Another investigation following the murder of a local artist. The enquiry is in the domain of the Sheriffs’ Dept and led by Tessa and as the body was found within the State Park, Forest Ranger, Logan helps out.An interesting ...
  • Anita
    Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.Part 2 of the Widow's Island novella series collaboration by Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot. These novellas are really short, in fact I read this one while watching the marathon 18 inning World Series Game, have a mystery to solve and a budding romance to cheer for. As was true in the first novella, the baddie was caught not th...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    Once again the small Pacific Northwest island known as Widow’s Island charmed me. While the first novella focused on FBI Special Agent Cate, this novel focused on Tessa Black. Tessa has recently moved back to the island from Seattle and she’s been enjoying her position with the quiet island police department. She made the move to care for her ailing mother. It was a decision she hasn't regretted. Local park ranger and the older brother of...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    After an enjoyable first novella to the series, this was a bit of a letdown; and not nearly so entertaining a read. The story started off well, with a rather inventive murder to investigate; but quickly went down from there. The main problem was the shortness of the novella. It only took about 45 minutes to read; with a plot that was sparse and underdeveloped in the brevity of the read. The whole storyline felt like it was barely more than an out...
  • Kathy Martin
    Tessa Black has left her job with the Seattle police department and taken a job as a deputy on Widow's Island. She needs to take care of her mother who suffers from dementia. She answers a call from a woman who hears screaming in the nearby forest. Because the other deputy's are off the island or already on duty, she calls local park ranger Logan Wilde to go with her. He's her best friends older brother and the object of her childhood crush. Loga...
  • Anna's Herding Cats
    Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pA5c0JOoh yes. A Bone to Pick was a nice mystery that kept me guessing and left me even more curious about Widow's Island. The Gist: An artist has been killed and naked paintings uncovered in his studio? Well they make for lots of potential suspects. They sure do.Tessa & Logan were both wonderful and whew they have their hands full. Logan's a forest ranger and trying to settle back...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deputy Tessa Black has come back home to Widow's Island to look after her mother, giving up her career as a detective in Seattle to do it. When she came back to her small island to look after her mother slowly succumbing to dementia she expected her job as deputy would be the easy bit. However, fir...
  • Pelusa Rivera
    Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author..(netgalley) And she is back and back at work looking at a new case and the poor thing really need a break she has her sick mother and another case and she is still working on Samantha's disappearance from years ago. Tessa comes across a dead man who is not all that he seemed as she starts working on the case, she finds that he has all these secrets, lots a money and fake ID, who was he? And why was he keeping all...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    The dynamic writing duo is back with a new series that takes place on remote Pacific Northwest island. I just devoured both of these books loving the setting, getting to know the new characters along with the suspense in addition to an overarching plot mystery I am sure will take the whole series to solve. This second part of the series has Deputy Tessa Black getting a call that ends up leading her to find a man murdered in a most unusual way. I ...
  • Mags
    I’m a huge fan of Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot and when they come together to produce their novellas you know you are in for a treat! A Bone To Pick is set on Widow’s Island where Deputy Tessa Black has returned home to look after her mother who isn’t well and she gets a call from an islander to say they heard a scream and when herself and the park ranger Logan go to investigate they come across a particularly gruesome murder! I absolute...
  • Megan
    Thank you, NetGalley, for providing this ARC for review!If you've read Melinda Leigh before, then what's below won't surprise you.A Bone to Pick fell in line with the rest of Melinda Leigh's books with its amazing characters and fast-paced story! I didn't read the first book in this series, but the author usually does a great job at creating solid standalones. This book was a short 100 pages, but packed a punch. Leigh is one of the authors I'll p...
  • Sarah
    Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of A Bone to Pick by Melinda Leigh that I read and reviewed.I really enjoyed the second novella in the Window's Island series. This was Tessa's story and I really enjoyed getting to know this character and her family. The crime that she had to solve was also intriguing because not that many people get killed harpoon gun. I can't wait to see what happens next and if Cate and Tessa find out what happened to Sam.A Bon...
  • Tracie R
    The second book in the Widow’s Island series, A Bone to Pick, take off from where book 1 Close to the Bone by Kenda Elliot left off. With a new murder this romantic suspense is gripping novella, straight out of the gates. I am really enjoying this duel penned novella series and hope to read more by these two authors. I recommend if you a looking for a quick, gripping, romantic suspense go grab this series.
  • Carolyn
    Second novella in the Widow's Island series. Just as good as the first in the series. The writing is always so great with Melinda Leigh that I wish these were longer. Great mystery/romance.
  • Martha Martin
    A murder via harpoon, a missing mother, a breaking and entering, and an arson. Can all of the possibilities this presents be covered in a mere 12 chapters? If you know the writing of Melinda Leigh (and Kendra Elliot), you know that it can.The main characters: Logan Wilde, a forest ranger formerly an Army Ranger who did duty in the Middle East and the brother of Cate Wilde, an FBI agent on medical leave after being shot in the shoulder in the line...
  • Margie
    Deputy Tessa Black is one of the three deputies living and working on Widow's Island, a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Of the other two deputies, one is off the island for the birth of his daughter's baby and the other deputy is handling a vehicle accident. That leaves Tessa to answer the call from Mrs. Davies about hearing screams coming from Bishop State Park in the middle of the night. Hmm... Tessa knows she should have some backup be...
  • Jennifer
    Really enjoyed the book!! I wish it was longer. It's the second book in the Widow's Island series. Loved the story, characters and writing style. This book is centered more on Tessa Black and Cate's brother Logan. Definitely see a romance starting with Tessa and Logan. All the familiar characters are back in this book- Cate, Henry and Jane. A local artist is found dead in the state park. It's definitely murder, since he was harpooned to a sign. L...
  • Cris
    I’m a big fan of both Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh individually and thoroughly enjoyed their joint Rogue River novella series, so I jumped at the chance to read their new co-writing effort, the Widow’s Island series. CLOSE TO THE BONE (#1, Kendra Elliot) and A BONE TO PICK (#2, Melinda Leigh) are the first two novellas in the series and introduce us to heroines FBI Special Agent Cate Wilde (CLOSE TO THE BONE), back on Widow’s Island on m...
  • M
    Quick, Short But Middling MysteryI believe this book can be read as a stand-alone, although I read the first book of the Widow’s Island novella series. The protagonists have changed in this book, so the emphasis has shifted toward a police procedural. The primary storyline is about the brutal murder of an artist. In the secondary storyline, Deputy Tessa Black tries to balance her policing duties with being a good daughter to her mom, who has de...
  • Sharon Grow
    Deputy Tessa Black, former Seattle P.D. detective, takes the lead in this the second novella in the Widow’s Island series. Tessa is called to a home, near the state park, when a woman reports hearing screams during the night. Tessa calls for backup from Logan Wilde, former army ranger and now the park ranger. Logan is also the older brother of her good friend, Cate, who is an FBI Agent (from the first book by Kendra Elliot). When Tessa and Loga...
  • Charlotte Lynn
    A novella is not always easy to read. Sometimes it seems that you only get part of the story or the story seems unfinished. With A Bone to Pick there is a complete story. There is a definite ending and no cliffhangers or to be continued. A gruesome murder takes place and Tessa must solve the crime while taking care of her aging mother. Luckily there is help on the island for her. It was amazing how much they could do when they are such a small co...
  • BeeKay
    Oh my goodness this book ended to quickly! This was book 2 of the Widows Island series and I just can’t get enough!!! I read both books today (and got none of my chores done :(). So worth it!!! Where book 1 focused more on Cate’s struggles, this book focused more on Tessa’s struggles. All the characters from book 1 are there but we get to get to really get to understand Tessa and meet Cate’s brother Logan. Just like the first book this st...
  • Tarrah Marie
    Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh are reliable. Readers can always count on quality writing. This novella is the second in the Widow’s Island series. It can be read alone, as there is enough background provided to support the characters.When Sheriff’s Deputy, Tessa Black, responds to a routine noise complaint, the last thing she expects to find in the State Park is a man impaled by a harpoon. With the help of her childhood friend, Park Ranger L...
  • Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
    Tessa is a Deputy Sheriff at Widow's Island. She has her hands full between her job, her mother who is in the beginning stages of Dementia, and raising her sister who is only sixteen. Receiving a call to respond to a complaint of bone-shattering screams at the Forest Park in the middle of the night is one more thing to add to her list. Finding a body harpooned to a sign by the Park's picnic area is the icing on the cake.Logan the Park Ranger is t...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    The second novella in the the Widow's series tells the story of Tessa Black, one of the island's police deputies, and Logan WIlde, a park ranger, who discover the body of a local artist who's been harpooned.Apparently, Damien, the artist, had a lucrative business painting local women of a certain age and social status -- in the nude. The suspect list of who could have killed him is vast, and includes not only the women models, but their jealous h...
  • Kelly
    The second Widow's Island book plunges us into the life of Tessa Black as she deals with the heartache of her mother's illness on top of a gruesome murder. Plus, there's the whole thing with her and Cate's missing childhood friend. And potential romance with Cate's brother Logan.You know, all little things.Anywho. Tessa's stretched thin and she's struggling a bit. That doesn't mean she's willing to skimp on investigating. Fortunately for her, she...
  • Aimee Dars
    A Bone to Pick is a quick, fun read, perfect when you need an easy, gripping mystery story for entertainment. Deputy Tessa Black responds to an evening call from Mrs. Driver who heard a blood curdling scream. With the other two deputies otherwise occupied, Tessa enlists the help of park ranger Logan Wild. Together, they find the body of artist and newcomer Dante Moreno harpooned against a warning sign on beach within the state park. Searching Dan...