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The Dead and Buried

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I love a good mystery book. Kim Harrington is fantastic when it

I love a good mystery book. Kim Harrington is fantastic when it comes to producing a thrilling story that keeps me at the edge of my seat.




The best part about this book is the great plot. You have a new girl moving into a new house where there has been a murder. No ...
I love a good mystery book. Kim Harrington is fantastic when it comes to producing a thrilling story that keeps me at the edge of my seat.




The best part about this book is the great plot. You have a new girl moving into a new house where there has been a murder. No knows how the person died and it's up to Jade to figure out why. I love that the plot move well taking the reader by the hand, pulling deep into the mystery. Right away, Jade jumps into detective mode, asking questions, making assumptions and of course communicating with the dead. Each chapter is a page turner that takes your mind for a spin.




There is a love interest is quite interesting. Being that he too had a past, it's interesting to see how she figured it all out. They had a instant friendship that kept her happy and I liked that. Jade has had much happened in her life. I liked that there are moments where Jade is able to not think about anything and just be herself. 




The Dead and Buried is an great thrill ride that no one can resist. The unexpected journey into a mystery death pulls the reader into a amazing story. A stunning quest that you want to read, The Dead and Buried is wonderful!

posted by BooksWithBite on January 26, 2013

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

The Dead and Buried has the potential to be an epic haunting tal

The Dead and Buried has the potential to be an epic haunting tale. Jade moves with her family, finally landing in a bigger house in a more populated town. What she doesn't know is the big beautiful house they just moved into still has one of its previous residents, lu...
The Dead and Buried has the potential to be an epic haunting tale. Jade moves with her family, finally landing in a bigger house in a more populated town. What she doesn't know is the big beautiful house they just moved into still has one of its previous residents, lurking...waiting...haunting.

Ghosts scare the crap out of me and the ghost in this story was no exception. Cold bursts of air, dark shadows, electrically charged air...no thank you. These were the aspects that worked really well in The Dead and Buried.

Jade is a fairly well rounded girl. She is friendly and caring, especially where her younger brother is concerned. She's non-confrontational but still brave enough to face the impending doom loitering in her house.

Kayla, the girl who died in the house is pure evil. In life and death. She epitomizes the term 'mean girl' and I hated her. She's rude, ruthless, manipulative and vindictive.

Many of the other characters seemed one dimensional, they lacked much substance. Donovan, the romantic interest, had a bit of mystery to him and Alexa, the nerdy friend, had some quirkiness. It just wasn't enough to deliver me a real connection.

When Kayla makes her presence and her reason for not 'moving on' known, Jade is forced to investigate her mysterious death or risk the life of her little brother. Here is where the story started to fall apart for me. Kayla possesses Jade's little brother in order to convey her messages and threatens his life if Jade does not help her. This could have worked if the story was a much darker and horrific one. It's not though, it is creepy but not terrifying. The reactions to the haunting are not as ghastly and alarming as they should be, especially with a possession.


It was also fairly predictable. I had the perp fingered way too early for my liking. Many of the twists were anticipated. The first quarter of the book had me pretty excited and I wish that the rest of the book would have held that same feel for me.


Perhaps my expectations were too high going into this one. I was hoping for a pure frightening tale, maybe I should have looked for that in a YA book. Perhaps if I was much younger The Dead and Buried would have fit this bill perfectly. I would recommend it for a younger crowd looking for a creepy ghost story that will scare you enough to get a nice adrenaline rush but not cause any nightmares.

posted by Ginger-Read-Reviews on January 9, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

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    Any way i like this topic mystery i want to read this book my enimie kayliegh has this really cool book and its generation dead i want to read its also a mystery and im execited to read it emoton sicked

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