STORY-LINE BURIED MEMORIES:
Buried Memories by author Carol J. Post, grabs the reader and hangs on throughout the novel. With a story filled with tension, grief, suspense, and mystery, Post created a book worthy of the title mystery romance novel along with a clean and wholesome story-line.
Nicki Jackson moved to Cedar Key after the broke up with her fiance. Although, hoping to find peace, Nicki finds old memories, hurts, and abuse are hard to forget. Detectives have reopened her mother’s cold case murder, and Nicki finds herself having nightmares and dreams. Neighbor and friend from her past, Tyler Brant, adds another layer of stress to her already stressed out life. Tyler, a former soldier with PTSD, has his own problems and nightmares.
Nicki has acquired a stalker bent on destroying her life and anyone close to her. Can Tyler protect Nicki? Who is trying to destroy Nicki and why? Can Tyler overcome his own nightmares and trauma to help Nicki find the answers needed.
Grab a comfortable seat, my mystery romance novel review of Buried Memories follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Primarily a suspense mystery, Post crafted a clean intense romance between two deeply hurting traumatized people. Post skillfully developed Tyler and Nicki characters; Tyler, a man scarred by war and Nicki, a woman scarred by life, come together in an intense suspense filled mystery. With a campaign to destroy her life in the most horrendous manner, Nicki’s stalker is as evil as they come. Carol Post portrayed Nicki’s vulnerability with skillful prose. Leaving the reader and Nicki questioning who could hold such hatred for her.
In addition, the suspense and mystery, kept at high peak throughout the novel, grabbed me immediately. As a result, Post did not reveal the villain until the last moment, which keeps the reader glued to the pages. I was surprised by the identity of the villain and the reasons behind the campaign of hatred. The pace was smooth and steady without starts and stops, and the plots were intriguing as Post scripted her story-line. Although the story contains several plot lines, Post wove all the lines together to form a first- class mystery romance novel.
Finally, in concluding my mystery romance novel review of Buried Memories, I found a solid well-written novel which held my attention from the first paragraphs to the last page. Also with believable characters, plenty of action, intriguing story-line, and just the right amount of romance, I found Buried Memories an enjoyable read. Post receives a big high-five for a clean read which did not need sex to sell the story. A good novel, which is well-written with intriguing plots, does not need sex or fluff to increase the page count; kudos Ms. Post, kudos.
BURIED MEMORIES RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
In addition, I would not hesitate to buy Buried Memories for my self or a friend. Suitable for young adults and adults, I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a solid, clean, well-written mystery and suspense romance. I look forward to Ms. Post’s next book.
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest mystery romance novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary mystery romance novel review.