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Buried Threads

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Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Creative Edge Publishing
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Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Although I haven't read the first book in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed this installment. It had everything to keep me captivated - treasure hunt, romance, twists.
It was also fun to read a book that took place in Japan. The author most certainly took her time to research the culture of this Asian country and it helped make the story more believable.
I will go back and read book one sometime to learn the beginning of Rachel's story. I also look
Grace Elliot
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rachel and Chase are experts at recovering lost treasure –and their next assignment is in Japan. But all is not as it seems and what should be a straightforward job to retrieve an ancient Samurai sword – turns out to be anything but…
Despite being slightly out of my comfort zone (being unfamiliar with Japanese culture) I soon relaxed into ‘Buried Threads’ because I found myself in the hands of a talented writer, who knit together the threads of erotic romance, gangs, cults, mystery and Japanese s
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Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren is a 2013 Creative Edge Publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Book Blurb:
Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an all
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
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My Rating: 4.5 Stars

“In this world, all lust is grief.”

In this exciting story of romance and adventure, two professional treasure hunters are thrown in to an unfamiliar world, filled with ancient religions and modern gangsters. East meets west when the Rachel and Chase must navigate dangerous waters, booby-trapped tombs, human traffickers, and Japan’s mysterious culture, religion, and dangerous Yakuza assassins. The fish out of water aspect is m
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first began reading. This is a great book! It has dangerous plots, passion, super natural, and even a treasure hunt all tied up in this great story called Buried Threads. I felt the author is very familiar with Japanese culture as it shows throughout the story with both the clothing and customs. It does have some steamy erotic scenes. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it isn't predictable. It was like being taken on an adventure and not quite knowi ...more
Jessica Smith
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this second installment of the Threads series, we find our two main characters, Chase and Rachel, heading off to Japan to help locate a treasured sword with a gem in the handle that was lost when a boat sank. Along the way they encounter gangs, ninjas, and evil spirits and have to battle all and more while trying to find the treasure and save Japan from the worst earthquake it has ever experienced. This novel has so much action, more action than all the others in this series so far put togeth ...more
Alicia (aka Rozzie) Chamberlain
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I received a free copy of this book for an unbiased review. But honestly, if this book had been talked about more in online groups or a top Amazon rating I would have picked this up anyways. I LOVED the intensity this book brought. Action, DANGER, lust, extreme ups, and downs are all there. The cover is unique and beautiful. Not that you should pick a book by its cover.

Rachel and Chase are treasure hunters, but that might be the only normal basic part of this story. There are monks, cursed sword
Buried Threads - a review by Rosemary Kenny

Three cursed legendary Samurai swords, created by the greatest maker of all time and lost/stolen over the centuries from the Buddhist monks who were charged with protecting them. One jewel-hilted wakizashi has been located under water near Tokyo, Japan, while the other two remain hidden below ground in their owner's lost tomb. According to mythology, those worthy to possess any/all of the dead Prince's swords will acquire great powers, but an unworthy o
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great Japan culture so vividly walked us step by step into the world of eastern geishas, honor among clans.....sake, swords and kimonas
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From the cover: Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords...before time runs out.

I received t
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
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Buried Threads is book 2 in the Thread series. I completely missed that memo this time around and haven't read book one, Severed Threads, yet. But fortunately, I got into this book just fine, so it won't be much of an issue. What a ride this was, I didn't know what to expect with this, but I am definitely a new fan. Buried Threads gives you a bit of everything. McFarren oozes talent and I am
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I ended up loving this and wanting to read the other two in the series Severed Threads (book 1) and Banished Threads (coming soon).

It started out kind of slow for me in the first few pages, but once Rachel popped into the story it picked up and moved along quickly. (323 pages – I read it all in one day.) Actually, before the story even starts, there is a poem with the same title as the book, I loved it. I read it a couple of times and it gave me a bit of insight into where the story was going w
Apr 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Buried Threads picks up pretty much where Severed Threads left off. Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen are treasure hunting partners and lovers. They are offered a job finding buried treasure in Japan. The Heart of Darkness, a katana with a very large emerald embedded in the scabbard. There is a curse that goes along with the katana and will drag Rachel and Chase into a world of mobsters, intrigue, human trafficking and a touch of the supernatural.

I enjoyed the book, though not nearly as much as I did
B.K. Walker
Oct 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren was so much more than I expected! I love Kaylin's work and have read her before, and I just think she keeps getting better and better.

Lost treasures, heated romance, seeing the dead and Monks! What more can you ask for all in one book? NOTHING!
We meet Rachel in the beginning on a plane heading to Japan to meet a boss she has no idea of what they look like or who they are. She's having issues with her boyfriend and it looks like it may be over, and the last thin
Cold  Coffee
Sep 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When the mysterious, beautiful Japanese woman with a sword peering from the black sheen of the front cover of ‘Buried Threads’ - by Kaylin McFarren arrived, the silent beckoning began.

I always know when I am reading a well-researched, well written action-adventure, mystery, romance novel when the plot enters my night dreams. Although I didn’t read book one in the series ‘Buried Threads’ stands well on its own. The author knows how to take a great plot, create believable characters, hold the read
Kathleen Short-Ridge
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a continuing store about a woman and man that are treasure hunters. In this installment the two go to Japan to see find not one but three swords. There is lots of danger that has you cheering for the heroes.
What I liked about this book is that even though I have not read them in sequence I have read the other two and they are great stand alones as well as great together. You can follow along if you got one at the library and did not know it was a series. Then when you read them in order
Rae Ryans
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kaylin Mcfarren has a great series with threads, I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I'm very glad I took the chance. It has action, adventure, suspense, and even a little romance. The romance wasn't overboard, and was very well intertwined in the story...It didn't feel forced at all.

Buried Threads is the second in a series. I didn't read the first one(yet!) but it read very well as a standalone. Of course after finishing this one, and being very impressed, I am going to grab Severed Threads
Sara H
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating. Intriguing. Bizarre. No, really.
This complex tale of finding Japanese artifacts to pay off a modern-day debt sucked me into its world and didn’t let go. This is part Indiana Jones with a little Fifty Shades of Grey thrown in. Most thrillers tend to favor government spy agencies or serial killers, while this one will introduce readers to the Japanese mob or yakuza, who are just as brutal and sociopathic as any frightening murders.
This fast-paced book takes the reader on a roller-co
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobookboom
I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

There are currently four books in the series and I received all four together. Thus I was able to listen to them one after the other, in chronological order and didn't feel like I was missing out on any part of the story. Actually, you can enjoy of the books on their own too. All four books of the series are almost equally good, maybe some slightly better than the other. Hence, I will be
Jenny Santini
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don’t normally go in for the Romancing the Stone type of books but I might just have to change my ways.
This is one thrilling story of sharks, horrid eels, rotting corpses, flying darts, ghosts and swords somehow surviving hundreds (thousands?) of years stored in an under the ocean hideaway.

Getting to the swords is a whole ordeal overcoming personality clashes, gangsters, diving mishaps and general threats to end one’s life if they don’t follow orders. I think it was the Japanese gangster ele
Matt Ing
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I see that Buried Threads is a sequel but I saw no hint of book one in the novel. This is most definitely a stand-alone novel. I haven’t read the first one and it didn’t seem to matter. The characters have lots of dramatic backstory, mostly revolving around Rachel’s scoundrel dad and Chase’s daughter, but it hardly seemed important considering the plot revolved around people halfway across the world.
I’m still recovering from this intense drama. There were so many moments of near death that my he
Cianna Sunshine & Mountains Book Reviews
Grade: A (Five Stars)

This book is definitely one to pick up. It’s got a little bit of everything, and it doesn’t leave you hanging. It’s also able to be read without reading the first one in the series, so you won’t miss anything if you didn’t read Severed Threads. Reading this book is just an adventure. The author does a really great job of pulling you into the events instead of letting you stand on the sidelines and watch. I really liked that it was set in Japan, and that the main character ha
Sandrag Gallegos
Dec 08, 2013 rated it liked it
When I first received the opportunity to review this books I was hesitant, being the second book of the series what had I missed from not reading the first book? Will it just continue where it left off and I would be completely lost? That was so not the case! I was able to jump right in and it read as if it was a story all on it's own. First I loved that this book took place Japan. Kaylin really gave you a detailed explanation of the culture and rituals that take place. All I have ever done is s ...more
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is CRAZY. I mean CRAZY. I say that in a good way. There is just so much going on. I’ll start at the beginning.
Rachel goes to Japan to meet up with Chase for a treasure hunt. I have to admit this whole angle was great and new and interesting. I mean how many books are out there with underwater dives to get treasure buried thousands of years ago.
Anyway, Rachel’s client is a bit bonkers and seems to have a shady past as does the women who is working with him. The background of the charac
Tiffany Brewer
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow. I loved this book. It was everything I had no idea I was expecting. There were so many hot scenes, crazy dangerous people and breathless moments. I am never going swimming again. Even Kenji – a mass murderer - was a hot mess with his bad boy-damaged soul act. I never thought a killer could be sexy. I thought what happened to him was very, very sad. I’ll start at the beginning but I don’t want to give too much away. There are two Americans who are going to help a monk find some swo ...more
Colleen Start
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that you feel sad when it ends because you still want to read about the people you’ve gotten to know. I feel a little empty now and wish there was more to read.
I tried to draw out the story but rushed to the end because I couldn’t stop reading. The characters are three-dimensional, even the killers. There’s a lot more to Chase, Rachel, Mariko, Yuki and Shinzo that you can imagine.
I wasn’t a fan of Mariko in the beginning, but she got stronger as the story unfolded. T
Karen S
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was really impressed with this book. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. It's a bit of a slow start but the action soon picks up and doesn't stop. I am not exaggerating. It doesn't stop and carries you through the entire book. It's that blood rushing, ears pounding type thriller where nothing is as it seems and no one is quite like you thought they were. There is a ton of bizarre stop going -- ghosts, body possession etc - that can turn a reader off, but I thought it wen ...more
J Van
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I would almost characterize Buried Threads as a mystery. I say that because there is a main character that is killed in the beginning third of the book and it sets an edge to the story that doesn’t go away. After this character is killed all I could think about was who did it? And it’s followed by another murder and some very suspicious events, which just set me on edge for the rest of the book. I thought at any moment, anyone could be killed by this unknown murderer. And in the end, the person ...more
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Kaylin McFarren has received more than 50 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious RWA Golden Heart Award nomination for FLAHERTY'S CROSSING - a book she and her oldest daughter, New York Times/USA Today best-selling author Kristina McMorris, co-wrote in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular THREADS psychological thriller series, she poured her pa ...more

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