Friday, January 22, 2016

Known by Kendra Elliot


Book Description
After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burning vacation rental.
Still scarred from a childhood ordeal, Chris knows there’s something sinister about the scene—it’s the stench of burned flesh.
Forced to wait out the blizzard in their rescuer’s retreat, medical examiner Gianna Trask wonders if her hidden past has finally caught up with her. When a body is found in the destroyed cabin’s ashes and a forest ranger is brutally murdered, both Gianna and Chris must confront their secrets if they want to escape the violent threat lurking outside.
In the fifth book in the Bone Secrets series, Kendra Elliot leads readers on a dangerous, twisting journey of two lives forever changed by a fiery snowstorm in the mountains.

AVAILABLE: January 19, 2016

A Bone Secrets Novel
Hidden (Book 1)
Chilled (Book 2)
Buried (Book 3)
Veiled  *novella*
Alone (Book 4)
Known (Book 5)

Known by Kendra Elliot is the fifth book in her Bone Secrets series.  While each book focuses on a new "couple", and can be read as a standalone, I fully recommend reading these in order so you really get the backstory of certain characters.

We first met Chris Jacobs in Buried.  And since then, Chris (with his son Brian) has been trying to move forward with his life and become a more active part of society.  But Chris is still a work-in-progress, which leads him to his cabin in the Cascade Range where he isn't bothered by people (his closest neighbor was about a mile away) or technology (NO WI-FI or cell service!!!).  Early one morning, Chris is awoken by the smell of heavy smoke and goes to see if anyone needs help.  What he discovers is a shell of a cabin and a sick Gianna and her scared teenage daughter, Violet, stuck in her SVU.  

From that moment on, Known takes you on a continual action-packed ride full of surprises, murder, and a growing relationship between Chris and Gianna.  I thought this story was fast paced and kept me guessing as to who and why someone was targeting Gianna.

Rating: 4 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**