Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams

 Today on this Thanksgiving eve in the US Sophia Rose is here to review A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams.

A Broken Bone by Melinda Leigh, Narrated by Christine Williams

#6 Widow’s Island

Romantic Suspense

Publisher:  Brilliance Audio

Published:  11.3.20

Time:  2 hours and 42 minutes

ISBN:  179972705X

Rating: 5

Format: MP3

Source:  Brilliance Audio

Sellers:  Amazon - Audible

Add To: GoodReads  


GoodReads Blurb:

The mysterious death of a local teen leads to a hunt for a killer in the sixth Widow’s Island novella by #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh.

On Widow’s Island, the secrets are dark…and everybody has one. So when Deputy Tessa Black responds to a call about an explosion in a quiet neighborhood, she gets more than she bargained for: the body of a teen who went missing weeks ago.

Until recently, Gavin was living in a reputable foster home. But now that he is found dead—Tessa can’t help but wonder if sinister forces are at play. Who would want to hurt him, and why?

With the help of her partner, Park Ranger Logan Wilde, Tessa tries desperately to decipher what happened to Gavin before another life is cut short. Someone on Widow’s Island knows the explosive truth. Will Tessa find the answers she needs before someone else turns up dead?             


Sophia Rose's audio review:

Just another day at the office?  Not on the atmospheric Widow's Island.  A series of well-developed, novella-length, thrilling romantic suspenses.  Set in a remote location where natural beauty, folklore, and quirky locals are the backdrop, these tales deliver on riveting plot, complex characters, and engaging relationships.  Authors and narrator always bring the listener along for a fabulous story every time.


A Broken Bone is the sixth of the Widow's Island series and there is a build on what came before so in order works best.


The latest has Tessa and Logan responding to a call about a bomb going off in an abandoned house.  The situation turns into a murder investigation when a decomposing body is found at the scene along with evidence that someone was squatting.  I loved following the deputy and her forest ranger boyfriend along as they follow the evidence into a surprising situation.  They are a great team on and off the job. 


Tessa is stretched to the limit taking care of a mom with Alzheimer's a teenage sister, and a full-time job, but she is learning to lean on her friends and neighbors to let them help including Logan.  She must also face up to the inevitable about her mom's growing needs.  Logan is still working with his PTSD issues, but the therapy and his move home and relationship with Tessa is helping.  He's ready to take on more and that includes dangerous work at Tessa's side and being in her life permanently.


The victim is a foster kid and my heart both broke and warmed for how the foster system was part of the story.  There was one point where I felt such a lump of sorrow and disappointment.  But, happily, a huge twist, that restored a little.  The mystery was a good one.


Christine Williams told it well and infused so much energy and emotion as is usual that I was utterly captivated by her narration work.


In summary, another visit to Widow's Island made me feel part of a wonderful group in a gorgeous setting while a murder was solved satisfactorily.  Those who want quick-listen fully developed romantic suspense should grab these up.


My thanks to Brilliance Audio for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.


Author Bio:

#1 Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker who learned that writing books is way more fun than analyzing financial statements. Melinda’s debut novel, SHE CAN RUN, was nominated for Best First Novel by the International Thriller Writers. Since then, she has garnered numerous writing accolades, including two RITA® Award nominations and an induction into the NJ Romance Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have sold more than 7.5 million copies across the world. Melinda loves martial arts, rescue dogs, and sea turtles.



Sophia’s Bio:

Sophia is a quiet though curious gal who dabbles in cooking, book reviewing, and gardening. Encouraged and supported by an incredible man and loving family. A Northern Californian transplant to the Great Lakes Region of the US. Lover of Jane Austen, Baseball, Cats, Scooby Doo, and Chocolate.

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