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The thing about novellas . . .
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019
Here we are back on Widow's Island. When I read the first book I commented that most women would not want to live on an island named Widow's Island. Now I expand that to include the fact that no bigger than the island appears to be according to its description, they seem to have more than their share of murder and mayhem.
Fortunately for Widow's Island, they have a sheriff's office and a deputy good at what they do and an FBI agent trying to overcome a violent episode in which she was shot and her partner killed. However, this novella was over almost before it had started. I have to admit I was surprised at how short the story was. I remember one time reading an email or FB post by J.R. Rain, author of the Samantha Moon, vampire detective, series of books that told how many words a book had to have to be considered a novel and the number for other forms of literature.
I realize that the first two books in the series were longer than these two books but those books required introduction to the persons involved in this series. It was important that we know their backgrounds and why they were involved with the islands and its inhabitants.
All of that said, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and read it and the subsequent Novella by Melinda Leigh (No. 4) in a very short period of time. They were both extremely interesting books and it is apparent that the first three books are leading up to a climactic confrontation. I would have given this book more than 3 stars if it had just been a bit longer and fleshed out the characters and their interaction in more depth. Other than that, I strongly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys reading mysteries/thrillers and Kendra Elliot's and Melinda Leigh's books like I do.