Review: The Buried (The Apostles #2) by Shelley Coriell
Secrets from the past.
Voices from the grave.
Because nothing stays buried forever...
Cypress Bend, Florida, is a small southern bayou town filled with long-buried secrets. It's also the home of successful, fiercely independent state prosecutor Grace Courtemanche, who's pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she receives a phone call from a young woman buried alive.
In a race to stop a revenge-seeking killer, Grace unearths skeletons from her past along with feelings for the one man she swore she'd never need again, Theodore "Hatch" Hatcher, a rootless, smooth-talking FBI crisis negotiator who's back in Cypress Bend to deal with a secret of his own.
I received this book to give an honest review.
I loved the first book in this series and this one was just as good. Especially the twist that I totally didn't even see coming. I was like WHAT!!!
Grace is a prosecutor and trying to forget her ex-husband and getting ready to build a house. But all that changes when she misses 9 calls but answers the 10th one. It is a woman who Grace doesn't know but the girl needs help. She is buried alive somewhere and Grace has to find her before it is too late.
A killer is playing a game with Grace by giving her three chances to save random people that have been kidnapped. What Grace uncovers is something she never thought of before.
While Grace is trying to save these people her ex-husband Hatcher comes back into town. He has his own problems to deal with especially after learning he has a son. His son Alex is a young boy who has too much time on his hands that he is falling into trouble and hanging with the wrong crowd. Grace attempts to fight her feelings for Hatcher and reminds us all that the dog that came with her property is not really her dog.
Now the serial killer is one that I honestly didn't even think about. I thought it was just some crazy random person. I love how the author leaves you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who this person is and why are they doing this.
The scenes are not graphic at all just if you are claustrophobic just beware that people are trapped. This author does a great job describing places and you can imagine the scene playing right in front of you, or at least it did for me.Grace and Hatcher divorced for a reason and we learn about that reason. But we also see them try to get back together and I am glad it was not rushed as I don't think that would have been good. We see self-control from both of them.
Great mystery, suspense, thriller book. I love this author's sense of writing style and plan on reading more by her.