Title: Bone to Pick
Author: T.A. Moore
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novel (240 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 14, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Cloister Witte is a man with a dark past and a cute dog. He’s happy to talk about the dog all day, but after growing up in the shadow of a missing brother, a deadbeat dad, and a criminal stepfather, he’d rather leave the past back in Montana. These days he’s a K-9 officer in the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and pays a tithe to his ghosts by doing what no one was able to do for his brother—find the missing and bring them home.
He’s good at solving difficult mysteries. The dog is even better.
This time the missing person is a ten-year-old boy who walked into the woods in the middle of the night and didn’t come back. With the antagonistic help of distractingly handsome FBI agent Javi Merlo, it quickly becomes clear that Drew Hartley didn’t run away. He was taken, and the evidence implies he’s not the kidnapper’s first victim. As the search intensifies, old grudges and tragedies are pulled into the light of day. But with each clue they uncover, it looks less and less likely that Drew will be found alive.
Review: Special Agent Merlo and K-9 Deputy Cloister Witte are assigned to work together to solve a missing child case. These two have worked together before and are attracted to one another yet at the same time cannot stand each other. Tensions abound as the two work closely with one another.
They decide to put their differences aside and focus on the case. The case and mystery itself is complicated as the missing child is related to Javi’s FBI mentor. Needless to say the higher ups want the case solved quickly but it turns into so much more as previous events are connected.
I have to say I loved how the author did not make this story about a romance and side story about the mystery. It was a great read with two MC’s fighting their attraction for each other while at the same investigating the disappearance. There was mystery, suspense and some very hot scenes between the MC’s.
Fantastic read and highly recommended.