📚Buried by Elle Croft


Posted on September 19, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 12 Comments

The synopsis for 📚Buried by Elle Croft intrigued me and I knew I needed to get a copy. Thanks to The Pigeonhole Book Club for the opportunity to read this thrilling book.


📚Buried by Elle CroftTitle: Buried
Author(s): Elle Croft
Published by Orion on August 5, 2021
Pages: 352
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
Source: Pigeonhole Book Club
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

You're trapped underground with a serial killer.
Would you save their life to protect your own?
The Artist
No one knows who The Sculptor is. A successful artist, who's works sell for millions - each one with a deadly secret at the centre of each piece.
The Killer
There's a serial killer on the loose - dismembering women's bodies and leaving them washed up along the shore. The Coastline Killer is free and no one knows how to catch him.
The Victim
Alice has designed her life to be as safe as it possibly can be. She takes no risks, and makes sure nothing is a threat to her or those she loves.
But when an earthquake brings all three together, will anyone get out alive? And if you were trapped with a serial killer, would you protect their secrets to save your own life?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

What would be your reaction if you found yourself strapped to a gurney; a unstable man hovering above you, waiting to cut off your arm with a rusty saw? Then at the point of him putting the saw to your arm an earthquake measuring 9.1 hits, trapping you both and forcing you to rely on each other for survival. Alice, an emergency planning expert, found herself in such a precarious situation.

I would not want to be in that position, and to be honest, I do not know what I would have done. Alice, on the other hands showed her skills as an emergency planner, although most of the situations required her to think on her feet.  Alice’s strength and determination leapt from the pages. The author did a superb job of portraying her conflicting emotions as it relates to her interactions with her captor.

The thing that fascinated me most about this story  is the villain relying on his captive for survival. During these moments, his weaknesses came to light.

📚Buried wreaked havoc on my nerves throughout the story. It had me wondering at every page turn will Alice make it out alive or will she fall prey to her captor.

A spine tingling, mind-boggling and edge of your seat read, 📚Buried will have you flipping the pages. The manner in which the story unfolded completely boggled mind. It had me re-reading the chapters from the villain’s POV to see what did I miss.

The story did not not completely go the way I hoped it would, and I experienced a twinge of disappointment at the outcome. However, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story. It ended in a fashion which suggests that readers can look forward to a sequel. Keeping fingers crossed.


Overall, 📚Buried a fully developed story took the reader on a twisted and spellbinding journey. Perfect for fans of dark, gritty and suspense thrillers featuring a strong female lead.

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Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star


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About Elle Croft

Elle Croft is an author of psychological thrillers, a true crime podcaster, blogger and digital marketing consultant. She has three books (so far): The Guilty WifeThe Other Sister and Like Mother, Like Daughter, all published by Orion Fiction. She also contributed a short story to the charity anthology, Afraid of the Light. She grew up in Adelaide, Australia, but now lives in London, UK, which is the perfect place to live if you love to travel . She started her blog in 2010, and it quickly evolved into a travel blog, although these days it tends to be where she documents her writing experiences and the odd adventure. She is a co-host for the Crime Girl Gang podcast with her crime writing pals, Victoria Selman and Niki Mackay, and together they discuss true crime cold cases, with a fictional twist. With over six years’ experience as a digital marketer, she combined her passions for writing and marketing by helping other authors perfect their website, social media, newsletter and online advertising. When she is not busy with all of the above, she can be found running , sewing, making tacos, reading, or staring out the window at the foxes that live behind her flat.

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