Top positive review
Suspense, mystery & passion makes this a fascinating read
21 January 2016
This is the fourth installment in Kendra Elliot’s debut series, Bones Secrets - however the first book I have read. The suspense, mystery, passion and characters held my complete attention the entire book. Kendra Elliot in Alone takes sinister, and twists it 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’ being too intense or NCIS like, to actually be relaxing, yet this was so much more than a crime novel.
She is a forensic anthropologist that has been nicknamed the ice queen and bone lady. She is perceived as being anti-social and unfeeling but her walls begin to crumble at the site of a mass murder of young girls. One of the reasons she sealed off her emotions, is Seth Rulledge, who shows up at the scene as one of the candidates for the medical examiner job. Seth and Victoria were college sweethearts whose romance ended in heartbreak but Seth has vowed to make up for that now and hopes to win Victoria back.
The investigation of the murder of the young girls is eerie & similar to one from the 60’s and this is threaded throughout the book. There is fascinating information within on how a forensic anthropologist finds out who a person is just from bones and the inner workings of an autopsy. It's not all crime, this is also a character story of how people overcome traumatic events to still succeed in life.
This book did have plenty of suspense from the moment the girls are found lying in a field all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle to the atrocious revealing of why, you are turning the pages and gasping as each clue is revealed. I will definitely be reading more of Kendra Elliott's books.