The Buried

The Buried

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THE BURIED 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 COURTMANCHE who's pulled into a world of terror and self-doubt when she recieves 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • FOREVER
  • United States
  • English
  • 145552851X
  • 9781455528516
  • 884,660

About Shelley Coriell

A former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and restaurant reviewer. These days Shelley writes smart, funny novels for teens and big, edgy romantic suspense. A six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, she lives and loves in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue Weimaraner. When she's not behind the keyboard, you'll find her baking high-calorie, high-fat desserts and haunting local farmers markets for the perfect plum.show more

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"4.5 Stars, Top Pick, Coriell's latest grips the reader from the first page...A definite must-read." RT Book Reviews"show more

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178 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 33% (59)
4 46% (81)
3 20% (36)
2 1% (1)
1 1% (1)

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Alone!—that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word - Alone! - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton (1846) - The New Timon Part ii. The knell, the shroud, the mattock, and the grave, The deep damp vault, the darkness and the worm. Edward Young – Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 10. All Grace Courtemanche really wants (well, besides her stellar career as a Florida State Prosecutor - Grace: 345 Bad Guys: 0) is a home. A family. A place to put down roots and feel secure. Daddy always told her, winners do, Gracie, and doers win. And so she has, over and over again. In her most recent win, the mafia don she put away has tried bribery, threats, and now putting money into an offshore account in her name, getting her placed on administrative leave. Sigh. It can sometimes suck to be perfect. After multiple threatening calls, Grace simply sends all the restricted number calls to her voice mail, for later retrieval by the sheriff’s office. But today, after eight calls, she picks up the phone on the ninth. And drops straight into a horror story. It's cold. And dark. I can't breathe." Desperate to save the young girl trapped in a coffin below ground, Grace throws her must win personality into trying to find and rescue the victim whose terrified voice and heartrending tears call out to her for help. But, why is the girl calling her? What follows is a race against time, and against a psychopath who apparently has a person grudge against Grace, and no compunction about murdering innocents to make a point. Luckily, her ex-husband has literally sailed back into town, docking his sailboat, No Regrets, in the harbor. He has his own problems, in the form of a thirteen-year-old son he didn’t even know he had. All the care in the world can’t help when your lover sabotages the condoms. Now, Hatch must help the grandmother trying to raise Alex to save him from himself. A member of a specialized FBI team, The Apostles, under the leadership of the infamous Parker Lloyd, Hatch is more than happy to assist his ex in her search for the Gravedigger, desperately working along with his crack team to help find the victims, and the soulless killer who is terrorizing Cypress Bend. As with The Broken, Shelley Coriell’s first Apostle novel, there are many and varied layers to the tale. Grace is a driven woman, driven to the point where, as much as she wants a ‘life’ she has none outside of her work, and the house on the hill she dreams of building. Well, there IS Allegheny Blue, the ancient blue tick hound who refuses to leave his previous home, literally hiking back home from his new home twice, from his owner’s new home over 100 miles away. Now that is dedication to the land he was born and raised on. But Allegheny Blue isn’t her dog – is he? Agent “Hatch” Hatcher is also well written, a sailor with no ties, and a loose-and-easy way of life that destroyed his connection with his wife ten years ago. You expected me to give up everything – my job, my family, my dreams and sail with you into the sunset. Or, did he? Be that as it may, now he seems the same, but different, as Grace watches Hatch and his team work together in a race against time. The other characters are as well developed, and the tension and suspense keeps you turning pages well into the night, breathless for the next big reveal. Who is committing these atrocities, and how is the murder of an elderly couple, being investigated by Greenup, Kentucky State Police Detective Tucker Holt, tied into these brutal crimes? All shall be revealed, and the answers to all of your questions? Well, let’s just say I was shocked and horrified at the answers – answers that will rock the small town of Cypress Bend, Grace and even the vaunted Apostles. Overall, I was truly happy to be asked by Shelley to review her second book, and I can’t recommend it highly enough for lovers of suspense. I received this book from the author in return for a realistic review. All my comments are my own. Please see my website for my review of The Broken.show more
by leiah
"The Buried" is just as exciting as her first book "The Broken". Again I was taken in from the first sentence to the end of the book. Suspenseful, chilling, and intriguing all in one read. This could be a standalone but you will want to read the series because Shelley will capture your attention and keep you on the fast track. As you follow Grace, Hatch and Blue as they make their way to find and stop a killer. I am so looking forward to read her next book "The Blind". Shelley you have a winner in your Apostle series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for an honest review. Thanks Shelley for this experience!show more
by Lynn
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