Jessica Mack on Latest Book Crush

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Score: 5/5 Bookmarks

Thank you to Minotaur Books for sending me an advance copy of Buried by Ellison Cooper. It’s a twisty, edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller with wonderful, real and multi-faceted characters.

I don’t read a lot of thrillers because I often find them predictable. Let me assure you that Buried was certainly not that. I was really starting to get into it when 30 pages in there was something I definitely didn’t see coming, then a few chapters later there was something new. This book kept me on my toes the entire way through and I was completely hooked and unable to put it down!

Buried is actually the second book in the author’s series about an FBI agent named Sayer Altair who studies psychopaths. There are so many sequels that just don’t work unless you’ve read the first one, but I found it extremely easy to work out what had gone on in the first book and it didn’t feel like you were missing anything having started with book two. If anything it made me excited to add the first book, Caged, to my ‘to be read’ list because I enjoyed this one so much.

I can say, without reservation, that Buried is absolutely my favorite thriller so far. It’s a great summer read and you can grab a copy by using the button below!


Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn't expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she's finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.

Found deep in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer's team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.

But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer's investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he's someone powerful in Washington D.C.--and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer...

Buried by Ellison Cooper. Review by Jessica Mack on Latest Book Crush.
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