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Bury by John W. Mefford is the third book in the Ball & Chain Thriller series. Once again, I had the privilege to join Willow and Cooper on their adventure, which was filled with danger, mystery and intrigue.
The story began on an interesting note and I geared up myself for an exciting and intense mystery. Someone was murdering 14-year-old girls by burying them alive. However, there were several subplots, which led to that aspect of the story ended up being buried between these threads. Eventually, the mystery surrounding the live burials came into focus and figuring out the identity of the perpetrator became the focal point of the story.
There were some connection between the murders and one subplot, which I never expected. Talk about jaw dropping. As I write this review, I am still trying to decipher that particular thread. The story intensified at this point and it had me on edge of my seat. Questions raised because of the other elements within the story were unanswered, however I suspect there will be further developments in the next installment.
In the last installment, Fear, we see Cooper trying to handle several things in his life. The situation remains the same with one new addition, his fourteen-year-old daughter. Cooper’s relationship with his daughter proved challenging at first, but things turned around in the end.
His relationship with Willow appears to be taking a turn for the better. I think they make a great team and their chemistry is off the charts. I hope they finally get their act together and acknowledge their feelings.
Once again Mefford as weaved a tale filled with humour, twists and suspense that will keep you glued to the pages. Fans of mystery and suspense will love this series. I recommend that the books be read in order of release to gain a full understanding of the many events in the characters’ lives.
I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
The blade of the shovel digs deeper and deeper.
And the cries from below are slowly devoured by the howl of a coyote.
Willow Ball and Cooper Chain are tied at the hip — on some days that’s a fantasy, other days a curse. But there’s one thing they agree on: if they hope to outsmart a ruthless crime boss, luck will have to fall their way.
But that’s only part of their perilous imbroglio. Life slips off the rails in a hurry . . . and the implications could be deadly.
A shallow grave is uncovered… and it’s the unthinkable. With little evidence, authorities have no suspects. But could this be connected to a similar incident more than two decades earlier?
When another girl goes missing, their world stops down. How is Cooper’s daughter caught up in the web?
Every path seems blocked, because every person wants something buried. Does that include what Willow and Cooper feel for each other?
Cops are gunned down, friends are framed and murdered — how can Willow and Cooper make sense of it all to finally end the mayhem?
But when one more person goes missing, it shreds Cooper’s heart. What will Cooper and Willow sacrifice to save his daughter?
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The torment builds and builds and builds….
He can’t deny it.
But in what form will the pressure erupt?
Cooper Chain isn’t just down on his luck — he’s almost down for the count. The mob wants a piece of him, and he sees no way out.
It’s a special week for Willow Ball, a woman who’s survived her own tribulations to reach this milestone in her life.
Through fate — or a temporary misalignment of the stars — Willow and Cooper cross paths for the first time since college. Will an unexpected spark re-ignite the flame?
A shattering discovery changes everything for Willow and Cooper. The murder is unlike any other. But what will the cops do about it?
Attacks ensure, chaos ruptures a family . . . Through it all, how can Willow and Cooper find the killer?
But it’s not over. As the bodies pile up, a pattern develops and it rocks Willow and Cooper to the core.
And then someone emerges after a three-decade disappearance. Could he be connected to this string of murders?
The past might provide the breadcrumbs to end this nightmare. But Willow and Cooper may not live long enough to see it through.
Will mercy save a life or end many?
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Her death has haunted him for over thirty years.
And he’s hell-bent on making someone pay.
A father goes missing. Not just any father. But a person once worshipped for his world-class talent.
Enter the most unconventional team around: Willow Ball and Cooper Chain.
As a nurse at the community clinic, Willow has seen the painful effects of heroin addiction. But now she’s compelled to help a grieving wife and mother.
Dodging the mob at every turn, Cooper has a plan to bring them down while getting traction on his upstart career. Is he marching into a trap?
With their relationship bordering the “friends with benefits” stage, Willow and Cooper team up to find the missing person. But it’s not that simple. Nothing with them is ever simple.
The hunt corkscrews into an impossible maze of events — their lives threatened by a swarm of twisted deviants and social misfits.
Emotions run rampant, stoking one savage response after another. A spark ignites the hate, but what is the real fuel for this wave of brutal crimes?
Ultimately, can Willow and Cooper save a family from the torment before it’s too late?
Only if they can overcome their own…fear.
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About the Author
John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn’t stop. Many readers ask John from where he gets his ideas. Well, he’s a veteran of the corporate rat-race, a former journalist, and he’s always been an astute observer of human and social behavior. On top of that, he’s really good at embellishing.
A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense — the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.
When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.
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