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When New York psychologist Will Hardy's wife is killed, he and his teenage daughter Bernadette move into Godwin Hall, a dusty, shut-up mansion in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades - including her o
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Published January 8th 2019 by Witness Impulse
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    “Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense.” –Chris Ewan

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    Paromjit
    Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is a chilling psychological thriller with gothic elements from a favourite author of mine, Richard Montanari, who here moves in a different direction from his long running series. In the 19th century, Dr Rinus Van Laar, leaves Amsterdam to settle in Ohio in the US. In the present, 38 year old Dr Will Hardy is a forensic psychologist who has worked with the NYPD and as a consultant on TV and movies, and written a bestselling book. His wife, Amanda, a social worker is tragically murdered, and ...more
    Lou
    Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Richard Montanari is one of those rare writers that I get so ridiculously excited about when I hear his latest book is about to be published, and The Buried Girl, his latest standalone, is even better than his previous novels; I never thought that was possible, but he just keeps getting better. Suffice to say Montanari is one of the best in the business, and a master of suspense. This captivating, gothic-tinged tale is as atmospheric as they come and has a cast of engaging characters to boot. I ...more
    Liz Barnsley
    Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    The Buried Girl is a standalone, intelligent psychological thriller from Richard Montanari, maintaining his trademark chills but telling a different story.
    It was beautifully atmospheric, with some intriguing and highly engaging characters and as usual with this author a bit of a page turner.
    Will and Detta, dealing with the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, make a sudden move to Abbeville, a small town with a dark past that still lingers in the present time. Through an old diary and ongoing events
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    Elaine Tomasso
    Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for an advance copy of The Buried Girl, a stand alone thriller set in New York and rural Ohio.

    When forensic psychologist Will Hardy’s wife, Amanda, is killed in New York he decides to accept an unexpected inheritance and moves with his teenage daughter, Detta, to Godwin Hall in the village of Abbeville, Ohio where police Chief Ivy Holgrave is investigating a decades long series of murdered and missing teenage girls. With the killer
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    peggy
    Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Another fantastic book from this author, I have read all of his books and I have never been disappointed!!!!!!
    This can be read as a stand alone. A psychological thriller with touches of the gothic and is so CREEPY. A compelling read which had me reading late into the night. I read this amazing book in one sitting, turning the pages faster and faster I just had to keep on reading. This book like all the rest of this authors work does not pull any punches. Packed to the rafters with tension and su
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    KC
    After NYC psychologist Will Hardy's wife is brutally murdered at the hands of one of his patients, he and his daughter Bernadette leave the for the Ohio countryside to a run down house that was left unexpectedly to Hardy in a family inheritance. He befriends Police Chief Ivy Lee Holgrove who enlists Will's help unraveling clues in a current case of numerous missing girls and a rash of unexplained deaths which appear to be suicides. This e-book is a stand alone thriller with deep historic and rit ...more
    Kath
    Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I am a big fan of this author's Balzano & Byrne series so I was quite excited to get my hands on this standalone book from him.
    It starts off a little slow but that is to build the foundations of what is to come and the pace also serves to build up the tension. Way back in the past, we follow Dr Rinus van Laar as he emigrates from his native Holland to the US; specifically Ohio. Back in the present and we meet recently widowed Dr Will Hardy, a forensic psychologist, who, together is daughter
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    Debra
    Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This is a stand-alone psychological thriller. Abbeville is a seemingly innocuous small town in Ohio. The chief of police is Ivy Holgate who has spent years piecing together the cases of vanished and murdered girls. Will Hardy and his daughter, Detta, have lost their wife/mother in terrible circumstances in New York. Abbeville could be a new start for them.

    I found this book very difficult to get a hold of at the beginning. There are several different threads which are quickly introduced and switc
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    Debbie Littley
    Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    If you have read Richard Montanari’s previous books then you will know exactly what you are going to get picking up this book and it certainly doesn’t disappoint and if you are new to this author then after reading this book you will be rushing out to pick up copies of his previous books!

    It is listed on Goodreads as being book 10 in the Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne Series but personally I would have put this as a standalone novel or hopefully the beginning of a new series 🤞🏼 New characters
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    Julie Lacey
    Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is a stand-alone thriller and not part of the Byrne and Balzano series as the heading suggests.
    It took me a while to get into as the story is told from the past and the present.
    In the present, Will and his daughter Detta, are dealing with the aftermath of a terrible tragedy. They then move to Abbeville, after Will is left a house in a will. This is a small town with a dark past that still lingers in the present time.
    Then in the past there is a haunting tale which seeps into the present a
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    Sarah
    Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I'd like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. As soon as I saw that Richard's new book was available on here, I immediately requested it and was so happy to receive it, I have been waiting forever to read it. Goodreads has it listed as a Balzano and Byrne thriller, but it is not, so at first I was a tad upset as I have been waiting for a new one, but once I got started, I couldn't put it down! Mr. Montanari has weaved a completely new story t ...more
    Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
    Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    An interesting book, an intriguing book. When Will Hardy arrives at Godwin Hall he finds that he knows details about the place that he shouldn't - he'd never been there before - had he? Girls have been going missing for over a century, Police Chief Ivy Holgrave has been researching the missing girls since her sister Delia, became one of them. Together she and Will are sorting through the evidence linking the girls together, but in all of this was Will's daughter Bernadette to become one of them? ...more
    Karolyn
    Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: 2019
    I found this book a bit confusing as there was a diary that kept being referred to from Eva Larsen, I believe she was a missing girl but it did note it was from her. Then we had we had the pieces from Chief Ivy Holgrave and Dr Will Hardy, it took a long time for these two to come together. Then Ivy and Will worked together on solving the missing girl case.

    It took a very long time for me to get into the book and I think this worked against my enjoyment of this author's work which I usually enjoy
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    Nicola
    Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for a copy of this book.

    A stand alone Richard Montanari with a bit of a creepy twist.

    I really liked it, although I did get a bit lost wondering where it was all going. However, all the plots and turns meld together and you end up wondering how you got lost in the first place.

    I liked the way it went back and forth from different character perspectives.

    Reading this has made me want to go back and read all his others again!
    marjorie hall-venmore
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    This is the first book I have read by Richard Montanari.. Will moves into Goodwin Hall with his daughter Bernadette, following the death of his wife, and mother of Bernadette. In a small town of Abbervale. The death of a young girl being investigated by Holdwin think it’s linked to previous murder from the past she seems to think there’s a connection to Goodwin Hall. It’s a brilliant psychological thriller that’s extremely well written with surprises and twists running
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    Elaine McKibbin
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    Feb 18, 2019
    Tracy Wood
    Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This is an amazing book, and one of very few I wish I could give more than five stars. It begins in the past which is returned to at intervals throughout its length.  The present day takes place in New York and Abbeville, two places as unalike as it's possible to be.

    The three main characters, Will Hardy, his daughter, Bernadette, known as Detta, and Chief Ivy Holgrave are wonderfully written, they are likeable, troubled, engaging and believable from the start. The tragedy you know will happen g
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    Stephanie I M Frankland
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    Feb 15, 2019
    Elisabeth Soane
    Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I have read all previous Richard Montanari books and this lives up to the previous. This can be read as a stand-alone.
    Dr Will Hardy and his daughter Bernadette move to the country town of Abbeyville after the death of his wife. The chief of police in Abbeyville is investigating a series of missing young girls which goes back decades.
    Will had never been to Godwin hall which has been left to him by a relative but feels he has knowledge of this place. Is Will’s past somehow linked to the missing gi
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    Mitch
    Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    I haven't read anything from Richard Montanari for a while but I think after reading the buried girl , I might have to go back and read the ones I'm missing. This story is a standalone novel but I think it could easily become a series. It jumps around a bit from the past to the future but at the end it all pulls together well. I don't like to give too much away but the story follows Dr Will Hardy who whilst trying to help a young lad unwittingly unleashes something devastating into his family li ...more
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    Karolyn
    Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    I found this book a bit confusing as there was a diary that kept being referred to from Eva Larsen, I believe she was a missing girl but it did note it was from her. Then we had we had the pieces from Chief Ivy Holgrave and Dr Will Hardy, it took a long time for these two to come together. Then Ivy and Will worked together on solving the missing girl case.

    It took a very long time for me to get into the book and I think this worked against my enjoyment of this author's work which I usually enjoy
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    Tracy Wood
    Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: netgalley, 2019
    This is an amazing book, and one of very few I wish I could give more than five stars. It begins in the past which is returned to at intervals throughout its length.  The present day takes place in New York and Abbeville, two places as unalike as it's possible to be.

    The three main characters, Will Hardy, his daughter, Bernadette, known as Detta, and Chief Ivy Holgrave are wonderfully written, they are likeable, troubled, engaging and believable from the start. The tragedy you know will happen g
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    Richard Montanari is the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rosary Girls, The Killing Room, The Stolen Ones and the upcoming thriller, The Doll Maker.

    Series:
    * Jack Paris
    * Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne