Book Review: Kendra Elliot Buried – Emotional, Raw And Unpredictable

Book Details:

Title: Buried
Author: Kendra Elliot
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: March, 26th, 2016
Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Romance

My thoughts:

Emotional, raw, and unpredictable, those are the first three words that come to mind when I think of Buried. Some books are predictable, others feel like you may know what could happen next, and then there are books like Buried, where you don’t have a clue, and that is a good thing.
I fell in love with all of the characters, even if the cast was rather large, which made it at times hard to remember who was who in the beginning, but once I got further into the story that went away, because all of the players – even the villain – were interesting, and made me want to know more.
The quick chapters, moved seemingly from point of view to point of view, without being distracting, which says a lot about the Authors ability to weave an interesting story. No matter who’s side of the story I read, I felt completely connected and engulfed by the story.
Yes, this is a mystery, but it contains the right amount of romance, not the rushed kind, but the organic flowing connection between two people who were connected through past and present tragedy. Which brings me to another point I enjoyed this book.
While this story plays in the present, it has deep ties to the past, deep ties that lead us – the reader – to follow along plot turns and twists, that made this story so special. As with all mysteries, I am not able to share with you any of the details without spoiling it, so I won’t, but I have a feeling there are at least a few moments where readers will be surprised. I love that type of mystery.
Buried was a fascinating and fast read, that made me wish for more, even though the ending was more than satisfactory, and left no stone unturned.

Book Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

Book Summary:

2014 Daphne du Maurier Award Winner

International Thriller Writers 2014 Thriller Award nominee—Best Paperback Original Novel

Eighteen years ago, Chris Jacobs walked out of the forest, the lone survivor of a school bus load of children who’d vanished two years before. His memory was gone, his body beaten and emaciated.

Today, the sad remains of the missing children have been discovered along with evidence that they were held captive for years. But investigative reporter Michael Brody’s brother is still missing. He sets out to question Chris, hoping his memory has returned.

Constant fear of being found by his kidnapper has driven Chris into hiding. The only lead Michael has is Chris’s sister, Jamie. As they race to find Chris, Michael and Jamie somehow find each other among the decades of wreckage. But locating Chris may not be so easy. Now grown, his scars go far deeper than skin.

In Buried, the next thrilling Bone Secrets novel from bestselling author Kendra Elliot, a damaged hero digs deep into his terrifying past…and unearths a chance at love for the future.



  1. Wow another great article! I love reading your stuff, the passion really shines through in your writing! Consider me a fan!
    This is a great review! I want to be “engulfed” too. Am I going to need to keep the Kleenex close?
    Thanks again for the great read! I will keep an eye out for your future stuff!

    1. Author

      thanks, Nik – I appreciate that. Yup, this book is absolutely a Kleenex kind of book. 


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