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The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
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Sep 09, 12

Read from September 08 to 09, 2012

The Dead and Buried reminded me of a R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, Diane Hoh type of books from the late 80s, early 90s. Those books and this one are great for escape. The Dead and Buried was a quick mystery and it took me a little bit to figure it, but I did.
Jade and her family have moved from farm country in Massachusetts into rich suburbia and Jade does wonder why her family suddenly could afford the new home, but she doesn't ask. She is dismayed, to say the least, to learn that the house was so cheap because a young girl, Kayla, was murdered in it the year before. Turns out Kayla is still around and is determined I find out who killed her, and threatens Jade's little brother's life, so that Jade will bring the killer to light. The problem is, while Jade was the queen of the school, mostly everyone hated and feared her. There's a long line of suspects and Jade is dealing with step-family life an romance and ghosts of her own as she goes about her detective work. The book doesn't go into a lot of character depth, which is something I do enjoy, but sometimes you need a book like this, to take your mind off of the world and draw you in to a good, old-fashioned, scary ghost story. It will be easy to recommend and it will be well received, I bet.
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Jen Ryland Yep, I agree. To me it reminded me of the Lois Duncan books I used to love as a kid.


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