One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a strange and 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. Stranger still, the crime is an exact replica of a decades-old cold case.
Things only get more complicated when Medical Examiner Seth Rutledge, Victoria's first love, arrives on the scene. The timing couldn't be worse for Victoria, who faces the case of her life and a killer determined to destroy her. In the fourth book in her heart-pounding Bone Secrets series, bestselling author Kendra Elliot sends listeners on a dark and thrilling journey as forensic anthropologist Victoria Peres races to solve a horrific new case while confronting the secrets of her past.
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"More bone secrets in Oregon"
Alone is a very typical Kendra Elliot mystery. It's an excellent story that's a combination of science and relationships. Neither mystery nor suspense are particularly strong. Alone is not a romance novel but it could be considered chick lit. Tanya Eby's narration is excellent.
"Kendra Elliot Keeps Delivering"
I absolutely love how she ties all her characters and their various professions into cohesive yet unique stories. The stories just keep getting better and better and you end up caring deeply about the characters. More audible books please!
"Narrator's Chronic Mispronunciation Distracts"
Yes. I like the sound of Tanya Eby's voice, but I found her mispronunciations (the main character's last name, along with many other instances) of simple words extremely distracting.
I was actually a tad surprised at the twist!
The dialogue is a bit hokey.
"Fabulous narration for a GREAT story!"
This was a total WIN for me for on both the story front and the narration. Tanya Eby is a fabulous narrator ~ I wish she'd done this whole series! There have been 4 stories in this series so far ~ Chilled, Hidden, Buried and Alone ~ and all 4 have had different narrators. That pretty much drives me crazy, lol, as we see cross over characters.
Dr. Victoria Peres is a forensic bone Doc ~ she's with the medical examiner when he's called out late to a chilling scene where 5 girls are dead, and 1 barely clings to life. She's appalled ~ and surprised when the first love her life shows up on scene, Seth Rutledge. She's surprised to find that he's trying for her retiring boss's job...and that he's going through a divorce fromt he woman he'd left her for so many years ago.
The detail of the crimes in Ms. Elliot's books are eerily real to read about ~ and her characterization is so life like you KNOW the people you're reading about. I loved the interaction between Seth and Victoria ~ it was believable and had you rooting for Seth, who'd done what he thought was the only right thing there was to do, and Victoria who's guard has never quite went down since their relationship was over.
Ms. Elliot threw a few red herrings in there to fool me and make me think I knew whodunnit ~ and even when you DID know who it was to doubt it, lol.
Just an all around fabulous listen I'd recommend to any suspense fans!!
The love story and mystery/suspense wasn't as good as the first and third novel in the series.
"I like kendra"
she has me hooked. I have listened to about five of her books. It really helps my commute to work
"too many curse words, otherwise great"
The language was disheartening, as I listen to the books with my child in the car with me, otherwise, good read
Not enough hotness or relationship details for me. The murder mystery part was not action packed enough. Just not a page turner for me. The narrator was good.
"Second Chances and no bad blood."
The characters and their honor despite the sacrifices.
When Seths daughter was found. He was willing to go to her, yet she made him realize while she loved her mother she knew their marriage was not working and didn't blame him--even though her mother tried to use her to keep them together.
Her pacing and character separation. I've listened to several of her narrations. She sounds very natural, conversational not as if she is reading.
Another good mystery from the author. I have one last book to read and listen to in the series. And I already own the book. Enjoyed each one individually.
"good but forgetable"
Seemed to go on and on. I almost forgot what the problem was until the story got back on track.
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