The Buried Girl
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...more
New York psychologist Will Hardy inherits an old mansion and after decides to begin their lives anew 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 ...more
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 ...more
This is the kind of crime novel I love to read. I'm a b ...more
Scott Brick (as always) is phenomenal as narrator - making an already great book an off the charts listening experience every time!
They leave New York and move to Godwin Hall, a run down mansion in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio. There, the Chief of Police Ivy Ho ...more
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 ...more
“The Buried Girl” is a chilling psychological thriller with some added Gothic elements.
When the wife of a New York psychologist, Will Hardy, is murdered he moves into Godwin Hall, a dusty, shut-up mansion in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio, with his teenage daughter, Bernadette.
At the same time, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy ...more
There were things I liked about this book, but I can’t see me reading anything else by this author. It was very confusing at times and parts left me totally lost. I liked the players, Ivy, Will and Detta but who the hell was Billy? The author never did tell you.
This was about murders that started 150 years ago and continued into today by a lunatic.
No romance and the F-bomb was used 19 times.
As to the narration: Love, love, love Scott Brick, even if he does need a little help with his women’s v ...more
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for this review copy of The Buried Girl.
I typically avoid “serial killer” books for all the reasons exemplified by this book. It was overly convoluted and had way too many plot threads of the past and present spread out all over the place.
Our main character Will was given every job under the sun which made him like a cardboard cutout of a person instead of a sympathetic and relatable chara ...more
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 ...more
Detective Ivy is one of the good elements. She had a good head on her shoulders that showed her intelligence. She was not one of those take a backseat cop. She did lead the investigation. Here is where I did lose some of the interest in the story and that was with the main character and murder investigation as a whole. ...more
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 ...more
Granted at the start of this book I did wonder how all the characters and their stories were linked. You have got Will and Detta, his daughter in New York. Ivy digging into a centuries old mystery of disappearing teenage girls. We have journal excerpts dating back to the 1800s o ...more
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review.
This was a new to me author that I had the opportunity to read, and definitely one that I will continue to look for!
From the book's haunting cover design to the intriguing synopsis, I was completely hooked. This was such a chilling mystery, accented with gothic elements, that was delivered in an especially intelligent and thought-provoking way. Intensely atmospheric in its descriptiveness, the mood was great ...more
This story had the potential to be gripping but it just seemed lack something. It took a while to get going and by the middle of the story you want to find out what happens but the ending was just tame. This felt like a really good first/second draft of the story but in my option there needed to be more polish done to it before it was really ready.
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 Dett ...more
3.5/5 (rounded down for goodreads)
I really like Richard Montanari as a rule, especially his Byrne and Balzano series, and I was surprised to find this stand alone on the shelf in the library as I had no idea he had another one out.
I enjoyed this, and I liked the way it all linked back, but it felt like it took a real long time to get going, with about 50 pages at the beginning leading to the death of our main characters wife, which would be f ...more
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