Mar 5, 2016

Book Review: Known

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.

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It's not often that I am surprised when reading a romantic suspense but Ms.  Elliot definitely threw me some curve balls.  I very much enjoyed trying to figure out just how all the pieces fit together.

And I can't rave enough about the characters.  Chris has been wounded by his past horrors but he had been taking steps to move beyond them.  It has made his hyper vigilant which is just what Gianna and her daughter need to escape from the snowy Cascades.  

I just love Gianna and her practical view on life.  She's a single mother who has raised a wonderful daughter.  They both have a strong practical side mixed with a side of whimsy.  She recognizes almost immediately the prize she has in Chris once he takes her and her daughter under his wing.

I highly recommend KNOWN to my readers who enjoy a rocking romantic suspense.  It has just the right mix of tension and humor to keep the reader entranced.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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