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.Title: Buried
Author(s): Elle Croft
Published by Orion on August 5, 2021
Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
Source: Pigeonhole Book Club
You're trapped underground with a serial killer.
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?
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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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