Should some secrets remain buried?
Dusty has always been a hothead, far more impulsive than her twin, Nick, the calm, cool and collected one of the pair. But Nick is dead, found murdered in their local cemetery, and Dusty simply can’t rest until she finds out who–or what–has killed her brother.
Sure the local authorities aren’t being straight with her–or anyone else–about what’s been going on in their little upper Michigan town, Dusty delays going off to college for a semester, defying her father and stepmother and taking a job in the local bar to start doing some digging.
Her focus soon fixes on Shane, her brother’s best friend and the town bad boy. The tension and rivalry between Dusty and Shane has always been palpable and sparks fly as the two collide. Dusty finds herself sinking in deeper with Shane and the mystery of what happened to her brother–and a lengthening list of victims–grows even stranger.
When everything comes to a head, Dusty focuses on one thing: What happened the night her brother was killed in the cemetery? She’s sure Shane is keeping a secret and she’s determined to find out what it is, one way or another.
This book really surprised me, it also confused me a lot, but I liked it. Sometimes I thought it was slowed paced nevertheless it kept my interest. I didn’t know what to expect, every time I thought “oh! maybe it’s about this…” or “oh! maybe this is going to happen” I was proven wrong, so wrong… and that was refreshing because I’m always trying to guess what’s going to happen and I’m usually a good guesser but not this time, so it was a nice change.
The story begins with Nick’s funeral, Dusty’s twin brother, and it spends a lot of time with Dusty’s pain and denial. That part for me was great; you could really feel how her heart was breaking and how much she loved Nick. Then it focused on Dusty trying to found out what really happened with his brother, and oh, boy! It had so many twists that my mind kept whiplashing with theories, suspects and everything.
The only problem for me was that I felt that not everything was explained SPOILER mainly what exactly turned the animals and persons into monsters, It was intentional? It was an unfortunately accident? Did it have a solution? Did someone pay for the crime?
Also after Nick secret is revealed I was a little disappointed, ‘cause really Shane and Dusty wouldn’t have minded and I really liked Dusty’s memories of Nick and I felt that after she found out they were a little tainted, but quoting the book
“Maybe Nick was right…Maybe we never really know as much as we think we do about who people are.”
By the way I liked a lot her junior high nickname: “Busty Dusty” I laughed a lot (probably because it was the only fun part of the book).
BUY @ AMAZON
Buried Secrets (New Adult Dark Suspense Romance)
Book provided by the author in exchange of my honest review.