Skin and Bone Book Cover Skin and Bone
Digging Up Bones Book 2
TA Moore
M/M Mystery Suspense
Dreamspinner Press
February 26, 2019
253

Cloister Witte and his K-9 partner, Bourneville, find the lost and bring them home.

But the job doesn’t always end there.

Janet Morrow, a young trans woman, lies in a coma after wandering away from her car during a storm. But just because Cloister found the young tourist doesn’t mean she’s home. What brought her to Plenty, California… and who didn’t want her to leave?

With the help of Special Agent Javi Merlo, who continues to deny his growing feelings for the rough-edged deputy, Cloister unearths a ten-year-old conspiracy of silence that taps into Plenty’s history of corruption.

Janet Morrow’s old secrets aren’t the only ones coming to light. Javi has tried to put his past behind him, but some people seem determined to pull his skeletons out of the closet. His dark history with a senior agent in Phoenix complicates not just the investigation but his relationship with Cloister.

And since when has he cared about that?

Reviewed by Gloria Lakritz

Sr. Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

I just finished the first book in the series, as Amazon sent me text that this was a pre order. I was surprised I had missed the first but TA Moore was a new author to me, after reading one of her contemporary romance stories.

The First book was challenging, meeting the two main characters, with them out of site opposites yet both carrying extreme personal trauma. You had to love the big mush Cloister, his K-9 partner Bourneville a well trained and loved female Sheppard.

The working and personal relationship between Cloister and FBI Agent Javi Merlo was zero on both counts at the beginning of this series, and we watched as voyeurs as that slowly changed. Bringing a young man home, back to his family was the best they could ask for, solving his disappearance and now in this second installment Cloiser and Javi are faced with a young trans woman left for dead in the middle of the street.

Ms Moore again takes us through the town of Plenty’s corrupt local police department  and the not only have to worry about the bad guys, but some of the good guys are bad s well. The path to the end was winding, and we followed the clues with our guys….sometimes as frustrated as they were.

The bond of a relationship began in the first book and now Cloister HAS A KEY to Javi’s house….Seeing them begin to share is heartwarming and gives the reader rooting for them !

I loved this story, although sometimes I needed to check on who was who…There was so many people involved from the past and the present. Can’t wait for more ….

Now sitting on a brand spanking new 737 I and was enchanted. Cloister Witte is part of the K-9 Unit for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He and his partner a black well trained female German Sheppard named Bourneville work well together. The tall blond attractive is a shadow, with enough baggage to fill my 737. Javi Merlo is the local FBI agent for the area. My first impression of Javi was not great. I saw him as a Spoiled, arrogant, snob. The exact opposite of the shy, hidden Cloister. Bidden to work together on a case as a young boy disappears from a local camp ground we find opposites do attract.

The story is a hard read, where a child disappears. The finger pointing, the horror for a family. So here we begin to see who Cloister and Javi are, what they bring from their past and experience and the attraction that was inevitable, making those scenes hot.

I don’t want to give away anything…..Just want to tell you IF YOU LIKE MYSTERIES…It’s a good one! Lucky me there is a sequel coming out this month….I am on it….and will follow up going down the list of this authors other writings.