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 sten...more
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This fifth installment in the 'Bone Secrets' series gives Chris Jacobs top billing, when he meets Gianna Trask and her teenage daughter, Violet, under extreme circumstances.
When Gianna’s cabin retreat catches fire, she and her daughter barely make it out alive. Chris also happens to be at his cabin at that time and brings the ladies to safety. But, he knows right away the burned-out shell of the cabin will reveal a very serious crime and th ...more
Known begins with a man, Chris, enjoying a solitary weekend at his cabin in the mountains while his son is visiting his Grandmother. While Chris is out enjoying the winter day in the mountains, he comes across a teenager and her unconscious Mother in a SUV. Their burned cabin has a dead body inside. Chris instantly recognizes the smell of burnt human flesh from his childhood and we learn that he has a tragic past that he struggles to bury ...more
A Bone Secrets Novel
Hidden (Book 1)
Chilled (Book 2)
Buried (Book 3)
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) ha ...more
First thing that I noticed:
Known's heroine's name is Gianna Trask.The book I read before this is You Belong to Me and the heroine's name in that book is Lucy Trask.
○Both are doctors.Specifically, forensic pathologist.
I think they're lost lost twins.. Idk, man.This is weird.
Anyway this is probably my least favorite Kendra Elliot book, mainly because there's no litany of medical terms in this book. I was hoping for the fountain of knowledge about dead bodies and shits but alas, no.
What we have i ...more
If you're like me, and love a good old-fashioned style suspense story with an overlay of romance to throw a little spice into the mystery, then you will not want to miss Known. Although this is the 5th book in the Bone Secrets Series, there is no need to have read or listened to the prior books as both the suspense and romantic sub-plots are fully contained within this audiobook. Further complementing this thought provoking suspense tit ...more
One hanging Chad and that was Lee. But everything else wrapped up nicely.
The story was fast-paced and the mystery was nice and mysterious, if not believable. But the plot was far from original - gorgeous woman is rescued by gorgeous, muscular man and they fall in lust and love. Are there no ordinary or unattractive people in fiction land? Both have tragic pasts yada yada. Oh, and then the guy gets to rescue the damsel in dis ...more
Chris Jacobs has finally found some peace after years of living in fear. When he stumbles across a burned out cabin in the woods and rescues Gianna Trask and her teenage daughter, Chris realizes that something sinister is at work. Can he and Gianna confront their darkest secrets in order to survive?
Series note: It is not necessary to read the entire series prior to this book as most of the stories are standalone. However, book #3, Buried, should be read first for the backstory on ...more
Known is the fifth book in the Bone Secret series and although they stand alone, I think you get more out of some of the characters if you have read the prior books in the series. I've read books 1 and 2, but somehow I missed books 3 and 4, but I still really enjoyed this story.
For most of the book I was pulled in and riveted by t ...more
In the 5th installment of the Bone Secrets series, we revisit Chris, who we met in the book "Buried", book 3 of the series. Chris is looking forward to some quiet time when he smells smoke and goes to investigate. He finds Gianna and her daughter huddled in their truck while they cabin they were staying in goes up in flames.
Chris was a good character in Buried and continues to be a good character in this story. He's still got his demons and is a recl ...more
As we know from Buried, Chris knows what burnt flesh smells like. And there was a strong odor of burnt flesh in that cabin. Low and ...more
I've been eagerly waiting for this book a long time, so when my New Year's Book Resolution took me to Net Galley to look for books to review and I found this one, I knew I had to read it quick and review it! For me, this goes back to the success that was the author's third book, Buried.
Chris Jacobs is a man still haunted by a violent past. (See Buried for more detail.) While his biologi ...more
Since Buried I've always thought of Chris and his incrediblly disturbing and sad story. I hoped he'd get his own book and HEA. I admire him so much, he got a soft spot in my heart.
It was with happiness I received the news that Known was his book. I had high expectations for it and I must say I’m not disappointed. Kendra Elliot made Chris justice! It was such an emotion to see C ...more
Known is book six in the Bone Secret series written by Kendra Elliot. Near his cabin in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs followed the scent of smoke, not expecting to stumble upon a burned out cabin. After dragging her unresponsive mother from the building, Violet and her mother Gianna spent the night in their SUV. Finding footprints in the snow and a body inside, Chris has the f ...more
The serial killer's identity isn't known until 3/4 through, but chaptered glimpses into his thoughts/actions are shown periodically. It seems like the author struggled with this book, and it is founded in her acknowledgments.
3.5 stars only.
Gianna gave that to him. The shock of what happened to her and her daughter had her off-center when Chris first found them, but she trusted Chris almost immediately. ...more
Since the nightmare of Jaycee Dugard I have seen many authors mimic the story of her abduction and sexual bondage. ...more
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She grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her family and three cats. She's fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and dreams of living every day in flip flops.
*New series!* THE LAST SISTER and THE SILENCE
The BONE SECRETS NOVELS: ...more