Priscilla Wyatt is a single, middle-aged nursing assistant who lives behind Sommerville Funeral Home.
When her dachshund, Weenie, returns home with a ghastly find, Pris’s life starts to spiral out of control, plummeting her headfirst into the macabre.
Gerald Zenith, proprietor of Sommerville, couldn't care less about the dead. Between running scams and keeping a necrophiliac subordinate in check, Gerald’s hands are full.
He hasn’t the time nor the interest to be concerned with what is happening in the cemetery during the wee hours of the mornings…until all hell breaks loose. Some secrets are too big to stay buried.
"The writing was very good, the characters were very interesting and the story flowed well.
Just finished BURIED by Sue Rovens, and it's terrific. Sue's latest novel is a twisted tale that never fails to entertain. Great storytelling, interesting characters, well written. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys a quirky, creepy read written with humor and style.
Buried takes hoarding to a whole new level!
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Thank you Netgalley, BooksGoSocial, and Author Sue Rovens for this ARC. WHOA! Just . . . Wow! Firstly, if you like to munch on snacks while reading . . . Don't! This is a no-food, appetite-stealing, stomach-churning book. Secondly, if you have a line drawn in the ghoulish/gruesome categories I strongly suggest you brace yourself--those lines will be crossed and then some. Lastly, I think most people understand (at least to an extent) that odd, even frowned-upon things happen in small towns--the lack of careful eyes watching and scrutinizing and all--but this story takes that idea to a whole other nightmarish level. If you don't have chills and nausea after reading this, there's something seriously wrong with you. Rovens graduated to one of my top five favorite horror authors within the first fifteen pages of this book. It was sooooo good. Normally that omniscient, God-like narrative simply doesn't work in modern day fiction but Rovens knocked it out of the park; I can't imagine the story being told in any other way. It added a light-heartedness, a sort of comic air to the grotesque nature of the tale. It also gave an interesting and fitting perspective to the cast of outlier characters. Excellent book! Go read it NOW!
Mind benidingly good. I found it to be super angsty and thrilling. I was all over the place reading this, because I didn't know what to expect.. I highky recommend this
Book was creepy and disturbing, but an an interesting read. First time reading this author and it won't be the last. Characters are well developed, even though I didn't really like any of them. Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book
A macabre soap opera. Buried by Sue Ravens centers around a funeral home and the occupants of the small town it’s located in. The writing was quite good, and the author told quite a story. The characters were strange and yet somehow, realistic of small town living. The plot was outrageous and yet, somehow believable. The final 20 percent of the book was crazy, and yet quite satisfying. If you want to read something different, this is your book. My review is voluntary and all comments and opinions are my own.
Ghoulishly fun! While it's technically classed as horror, it's horror in the same way that Beetlejuice and the Addams Family are horror; I suppose you could call it horror adjacent? It's very light in tone... as someone who works in a nursing home, it reminds me of those "old lady mystery novels" my residents are always reading, just with more necrophilia and grave-robbing. This was a quick, entertaining read that I buzzed right through. If I went to the beach more, this would have been the perfect beach read! Easy to put down and pick back up, some fun character study and development but nothing extraordinarily in-depth. If you're looking for a fun and fast read and you're into horror-toned things, I'd recommend this one. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest review!