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.
You're trapped underground with a serial killer. 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. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Elle Croft
Published by Orion on August 5, 2021
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
Source: Pigeonhole Book Club
Would you save their life to protect your own?
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.
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.
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?
You're trapped underground with a serial killer.
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.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
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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oh my goodness….this book sounds so edgy and thrilling. I love your “dark” icon image.
It was indeed edgy and thrilling. In regards to the image I got it courtesy of Lindsi from
Well! Buried with her captor and him relying on her to keep him alive does sound crazy. Hopefully the sequel will wrap up more satisfying for you.
If there is a sequel. The whole set up was tense and crazy in a good way.
That sounds like a book that I would like. Not sure about that ending though. I have a bad feeling about that. I would hope that after helping the killer than he didn’t kill her in the end.
Nothing like that at all.
Such an edge to the novel and your review. My tbr is scaring me.
I am glad I can add another book to your mounting TBR. Mine is scary too , so you are not alone in that area.
This one sounds edgy and intense – I love those too but have to space them out between milder reads. Excellent reviewing!
Yep it is. I understand the need to space out stories like these. It doesn’t bother me though.
Wow! This sounds terrifying but at the same time compelling. I can only imagine how you felt page after page while reading this.
Yes, it was both terrifying and compelling. I was scared for the outcome.