The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari (Overdue eARC Review)

The Buried Girl by Richard Montanari

cover155332-mediumFormat: eARC

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group UK, Sphere

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Publication Date: 14th February 2019

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):

“When New York psychologist Will Hardy’s wife is killed, he and his teenage daughter Bernadette move into Godwin Hall, a dusty, shut-up mansion in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades – including her own long-missing sister.

But what place does Will’s new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written over a century earlier?

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My Thoughts & Review

Finally got around to reading this book, this review is only 4 months overdue, my bad, but life and illness got in the way, but I’m getting back on track, I hope.

Anyway, let’s get back to what your all here to read, my review.

What drew me to this book was the title and the description and couldn’t wait to pick it up. Now that I have finished I have to say it wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

It was a mixed read for me. It was up and down in places. Some parts were really exciting and I was drawn in but there were some really slow bits which put me off a bit.  Some of the chapters in the book felt a little far-fetched and at times I didn’t quite understand what was going on, and because of this I had to read some parts.

The story took a little too long to develop for me and it again at times felt a little slow in places. But, saying that, just after about half way it did start to come together and I started to enjoy the book much more.

The book story is told from different points of view and into different time periods, which also threw me. I don’t mind books narrated in this way but for some reason it just didn’t quite work for me in this book.

Most of the character had good characterisation but there were some that felt a little weak. The characters Will and Bernadette felt the most developed and I was interested in them the most. They were very likeable and the ones I cared for the most.

Overall a bit of a slow burner for me but minus the issues that I had with this read I would say it was a god read that I did end up enjoying by the end. A book I think would be worth trying.

I would like to thank the publishers Sphere, Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.

My Rating


Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below and let’s have a chat.

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  1. 4 month behind…. That’s all?? 😅😅 I won’t tell you how far behind I am… 😶
    I do find that sometimes books can’t handle the change of characters and time frames. Sometimes it just winds up a little too forced, or convoluted and scattered.

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    • I know being 4 months behind on this one is not that bad but I hate being late with reviews. I still have an eARC that was meant to be reviewed back in January. But I thought I might as well move backwards up my list 😂.

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      • Ha ha!! I’ve kind of been doing the same thing… I’ve been behind for about 10 months.. Sadly. Since getting my new job (since I now work about 60 hrs a week 😕) so, it’s been tough to keep up since it was unexpected. I’ve been moving backwards up the list in the hopes of keeping someone happy! Ha ha!! Actually, I kind of move back and forth. One recent, one older…

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      • I have 4 overdue eARCs left the oldest being 6 months. Then I should be back on track and then I can start on my Edelweiss back log 😂🙈 but most of those I was approved for after they were published so I’m not stressing over those yet lol.

        Good luck with getting through your NetGalley eARCs!!

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