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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Buried by Shelley Coriell

Release Date - November 2014

Shelley Coriell

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

It all starts with a desperate phone call. State prosecutor Grace Courtemanche never expects to hear a girl on the other end, one who has been buried alive and is begging for Grace to find her before it's too late. Refusing to give up hope on a girl who may or may not be telling the truth, Grace turns to the one man she hoped never to see again and one who has suddenly returned to town, her ex-husband.

Hatch is an FBI agent, one of the esteemed Apostles. If anyone can help unravel this crime, it's Hatch. Grace never expects to find herself facing the fact that she still in madly in love with him. He's only in town after learning a brief affair led to a son he never knew existed, and once he's done getting this boy on the right path, he plans to leave again. Can a wanderer change his very nature? Add in a cunning killer's plot and unfinished business between Grace and Hatch, and The Buried becomes very hard to put down.

Chemistry between Grace and Hatch is undeniable, but I really liked The Buried for the interactions between Hatch and his very headstrong son. The relationships formed in this novel are not always easy, but they are engaging. The investigation into the killer plays a whole other part. The killer comes off as very clever, very sadistic, and definitely in it for the game. It's hard to predict the killer's identity, so it kept me on the edge of my seat until the end.

This is the second book in the Apostle series. If you missed the first, The Broken, you really don't need to read it to understand The Buried. However, I did read it and loved that book just as much as this one, so I highly recommend it.

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