Sunday, September 8, 2013

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets
by: Emme Rollins
Buried Secrets
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.
3.5 Chew my fingernails Stars!
My review:
I give this one 3.5 stars. The first half of the book was 3 stars and the second half was 4. I hate to say it, but I never connected to any of the characters. Wait, I take it back. I connected to Nick, who unfortunately was dead when the book started. You have to read it to understand my logic there. I connected to Sam, who, well wow, don't want to spoil anything there.

I liked Dusty and I totally get her wanting to avenge her brother. Shane, hmm, not sure how I feel about him. I honestly spent the majority of the book confused. I couldn't figure out what was going on and honestly, I found myself skipping pages at a time to get to the dialogue where I could try to make some sense.

To say I was shocked the closer the book got to the end was an understatement. The closer to the end the book got, the better it got. It all started coming to a peak and things started moving fast, and I didn't skip a single word. I was gnawing on my finger nails and cringing. Hell, I think I had one eye closed and the other one squinting trying to read when they were in the mausoleum. Finding out Nick's secret, well that put everything in alignment. Why he didn't want her hanging out with them? Check. Why he didn't want her with Shane? check. Who he was with? check.

Then, the ending. Well hell. I didn't see that coming. Ugh, I am officially creeped out. What was that?

Good read overall. Reminded me of Jeepers Creepers or some of those other creepy movies I have a love/hate relationship with.

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