I have been a fan of Joseph Finder's for many years, appreciating his action-a-minute books, complete with mystery, intrigue and characters you can really root for. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Buried Secrets and it did not disappoint.
Fair warning - - if you are claustrophobic or have anxiety thinking about being entrapped in some fashion, Buried Secrets at the least will make you squirm and, at worst, will be downright unreadable. The mental and emotional torture depicted on the pages is so intense that it's painfully disturbing. And yet I wasn't able to put the book down.
Nick Heller, the private investigator in the midst of all the action, is a terrific character this reader quickly and easily warmed up to and wanted to succeed. He's smart, he's wily and determined and he's not going to give up until he gets what he wants. He also has a delicious sense of humor that brings some much needed lighter moments to the book.
Finder is an adept and skilled writer, one of the best thriller novelists out there. If you haven't read one of his books, I cannot encourage you enough to give him a try. He knows how to pen tension like no other and some of his scenes will literally make your skin crawl. He does not waste a page, a paragraph or a word. You will find some of the tightest, taunt writing out there in a Joseph Finder novel.
Finder places plot twists throughout like indiscriminate land mines, making the book unpredictable, explosive and swiftly paced. Reading Buried Secrets is like running a mad dash or being involved in a high speed chase - - your heart will pound, you will be moving on adrenaline and when it's over you will be physically spent. But the exertion is well worth it.
Reading Buried Secrets, like reading any Finder novel, is an event, plain and simple. And one you won't want to miss.
This is the second book in a series featuring Nick Heller (Vanished being the first) and I look forward to Finder's next outing with the intrepid PI. Even if you haven't read Vanished, Buried Secrets will be an addiction you won't be able to shake.
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