It’s late evening on Widow’s Island in Washington and Deputy Tessa Black is heading home from patrol when she sees a small figure dart across the road, seemingly coming from the nearby cemetery. She stops to assess the situation and finds three local kids, who, while playing hide and seek, spotted a ghostly figure digging a grave. Tess heads in to see for herself, and catches a darkly cloaked figure with a shovel, who turns and runs as she approaches. She chases him to a fence line where he climbs the fence and takes off, but not before leaving a box on the ground. Much to Tess’s shock, the box contains human remains…
A quick examination by the medical examiner determines that the bones belonged to a young woman – and that she was murdered. A unique feature makes her easily identifiable – and it’s determined that she disappeared from nearby Bainbridge Island less than a year ago…but how did she wind up here, in a box, with someone trying to bury her bones? A killer’s remorse? Or something more. Tess, and fiancé Logan, a State Forest Ranger, are determined to find out.
This may be a ‘novella’, but it’s a fast-paced, who-dun-it and delivers all of the ingredients you’d expect from a full sized novel – suspense, murder, intrigue, dysfunctional characters, and a sweet ending – from two of my favorite authors! Great read – great series! If you enjoy murder and mayhem, you’ll love these authors and this series!
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