One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls—all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle—have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighting for her life at a nearby hospital, has survived the carnage. Things get stranger still when Victoria and the police discover that the disturbing arrangement of the bodies—as meticulous as it is mysterious—is straight from the pages of a decades-old cold case. Victoria is called on to do what she does best, read the bones of the dead for clues…while dealing with the surprise return of her first love, medical examiner Seth Rutledge. Only this time she must figure out how the two cases, fifty years apart, are connected.
This is the fourth installment in Kendra Elliot’s debut series, Bones Secrets. The suspense encapsulated my complete attention. Kendra Elliot takes sinister and twists into a horrific tale that spans generations. I’ll admit that I was worried about a story featuring the forensic anthropologist, Victoria aka ‘the Ice Queen’. However, the author incorporated only subtle romantic undertones that felt very realistic to her character. Seth complements her perfectly. Another successful installment to the Bone Secrets series.
Disclosure: This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
About The Author
Kendra Elliot grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She left the dental world after sixteen years to write full time in 2012. Her first two books HIDDEN and CHILLED spent months on Kindle's top 100 paid best seller list. Two more Bone Secrets novels will be released in 2013. She's always been fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and loves a strong Mai Tai on the beach on Kauai. Before being published, Kendra's manuscripts finaled in RWA's Golden Heart Awards, the Daphne Du Maurier, and the Linda Howard Award of Excellence.