Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Book Review: The Dead and Buried, by Kim Harrington @Kim_Harrington

The Dead and Buried had me guessing until the end, as well as spooking me a bit along the way!

Jade is happy in her new house and ready to begin the year at a new school. But when she goes to school, people are whispering and sometimes avoiding her. She finds out that a very popular teen girl died in her new house the previous year, and her death is suspicious.

Jade is understandably having difficulty making friends, but she does have the attention of a couple of boys. One very popular. The other, Donovan, is the boyfriend of the dead girl.

Given that Jade's mother died and her father is re-married, her relationship with her step mom is a bit stressed. However, she loves her little 5-year-old step brother to death. When he comes and tells Jade that he sees a glittering girl in his room, she is suspicious. But when weird things start happening in her room -- things being moved and cold drafts -- she wonders if her brother is really seeing a ghost.

Harrington has weaved an interesting plot with interesting characters. The Dead and Buried is a ghost story and a mystery. Jade soon becomes compelled to find out what really happened in her house the previous year. She needs all the popular kids to talk about what they know, but she doesn't want to hurt Donovan because she is really attracted to him. She also is friends with the "weird" girl Alexa, who is one of my favorite characters.

The plot slowly builds, and we get a few creepy moments with the ghost. I didn't know who the killer was until it was revealed, and I loved the way it ended. Anyone who likes a spooky mystery story will certainly enjoy The Dead and Buried. It's got memorable characters and the pacing keeps you turning the pages. I'll be recommending The Dead and Burried often.

Published by Point, January 1, 2013
eBook obtained from NetGalley
304 pages

Rating: 5/5

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you loved this one! I've been looking forward to it for some time now.


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