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Buried Secrets

Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Series: The Cavanaugh House, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (62 ratings)

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When Jesse Graham almost runs over a "body" in the road one night, she is plunged into a labyrinth of secrets, lies, and murder. All Jesse wants is a simple life teaching at St. Bart's and a chance at love with Joe Riley. She realizes that plan has been thwarted when puzzling occurrences at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls get increasingly dangerous. The danger doesn't just spring from the ghost who haunts the grounds of St. Bart's, but from a sinister presence that is not ghostly at all. As she digs into the mystery, threats on her life and the life of her student escalate.

Which danger threatens her life the most? The ghost haunting her student or the secrets buried in the school?

©2016 Elizabeth Meyette (P)2016 Elizabeth Meyette

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  • Jan M
  • Southwest
  • 08-04-19

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets by Elizabeth Meyette pulled me in from the very beginning. I so enjoy books with a paranormal twist. This book is part of a series, and a standalone listen. The character of Jesse really appealed to me. The author created some very intriguing characters and had vivid imagery. I could picture so many details listening to this book. Amy McFadden is fabulous in her performance. She gives the right emotions to the characters and scenes. The post production of the book is also well done without added sounds that should not be there or doublets. Thank you Audiobookworm Promotions for this review copy, I loved it! I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator. Without giving away spoilers, the ending of this book was well done!

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Ghosts, romance, mystery and suspence

This is my fist book by Elizabeth Meyette. Buried Secrets is the 2nd book in the Cavanaugh House Series and although I did not read/listen to the 1st book The Cavanaugh House iwas able to follow along. This is a stand alone. It does reference some people, places, and things in book 1 it is a whole new story. I enjoyed this book a lot.

Elizabeth Meyette to me has done a great job of bringing a haunting, some romance, a mystery, and a huge does of suspense to this book, and series. At times I was wanting to fast forward just to see what the outcome was of certain parts of the book. The book is not filled with an overdose of random details or descriptions that mean nothing to the story, I personally really like that. I was on the edge of my seat several times in this book. There is a little violence, some mild cursing (no F Bombs), and no sex in the book.

Amy McFadden narrates the audiobook and I really enjoyed listening to her. She has lots of feeling and emotion in her rendition. She really kept my interest.

In the book Jesse Graham is the new English teach at St. Bartholomew Academy for Girls. This is a Catholic boarding school that is owned by Jesse's estranged family. It is also haunted by a Weeping Indian woman who is looking for her child. But that is not all there is another threat of danger that is putting the lives of the girls, the Nuns, and Jesse as well in danger.Also the romance between Jesse and Joe from book one continues.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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You did it again.

Another beautiful story filled with mysteries love and ghosts. I loved this heartwarming story. Beautifully done.

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  • KG
  • 08-20-18

Too many love interests, not enough ghosts

Even worse than the first in the series. I get it, I get it, authors don't want the female lead to end up alone. Personally, I find it really boring when I'm trying to read a nice ghost story and the characters are constantly distracted by romance. Surely, one sidekick is more than enough! just get this woman one boyfriend already if you REALLY can't help yourself, and let her carry on finding ghosts and mysteries. And these male suitors are all so incredibly gorgeous and charming, with such lovely personalities, no wonder she spends the ENTIRE 2 books not being able to settle for one of them. I mean, with this track record, she must be curious to see who comes up in the third book in the series, surely it can be no less than some sort of God. Luckily, she has been very, very hurt by someone before, which she repeats ad nauseum to these bewitched, perfect male specimens, thus having an excuse for never making her mind up, while still keeping them around. Not that they have much choice anyway, since every other woman in town is, very conveniently, a nun.
Really not sure I'll be able to finish this one...

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Could Not Stop Listening!

Would you listen to Buried Secrets again? Why?

I would love to listen to this book again. Not only this one, but the book prior to this one in the Cavanugh House series

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was literally holding my breath as she went down into the tunnel, praying that it would not collapse on her and when it did, could she be found in time?

What about Amy McFadden’s performance did you like?

Amy makes you feel like you are there....she did a FANTASTIC job narrating this.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Annoying narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. The narrator has such an annoying "valley girl" delivery, I had a difficult time listening to it. She sounds about 16 and has an affected way of speaking. I got this second book in the series because I didn't remember this until I started listening. If I'd remembered her narration, I wouldn't have bought it.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was pretty good.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Amy McFadden?

Someone more mature. I don't know who. The main character is supposed to be 28, not 16.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

This is the first time I've left a negative review because of a narrator. I know she's won a lot of awards, but I just don't like her affected narration style.

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  • MB
  • Sweden
  • 01-22-18

I enjoyed the book!

If you could sum up Buried Secrets in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, funny and ghostly!

Would you recommend Buried Secrets to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, because the book is enjoyable to listen to.

What does Amy McFadden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I was very pleased that Amy McFadden narrated this book as well. She is very pleasant to listen to and she shifts between the characters effortless. Part of the joy of this book is listening to her tell the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but I enjoyed listening to the book!

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the book and I would definitely read/listen to more books about Jesse Graham!

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  • Mary
  • Centerville, OH, United States
  • 10-31-17

Modern Gothic Style Paranormal Mystery


A distressed ghost, a whistle-blower, a lost heir, a spoiled snobbish mean girl bully, secret tunnels, peer pressure, undercover agents and murder are all contained in this novel.

Jesse a newly discovered heir, starts a teaching job at an all girls Catholic Academy. One of her pupils verbally bullies a scholarship classmate and keeps continuing her verbal abuse after be warned to cease. As a result Jesse gives the girl three detentions. The girl's father calls the principle, Jess and the school board to protest Jesse unfairly picking on his little princess. Daddy, who is as boorish and bullying as his daughter, demands that Jesse be fired. Little does daddy know that Jesse actually owns the school.

Besides the ghostly haunting there is also another sinister plot afloat which Jess will find herself in the midst of.

If you like paranormal mysteries with a bit of a Gothic style then this would be a good choice. The narration is well preformed sharp and clear.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Great Mystery Sequel!

For me I really enjoyed listening to the second book in this series. Meyette does such a good job of creating a world that is creepy, but also fun as well! I just love the characters and the mess the heroine seems to find herself in with these stories. I’m a big fan of mysteries so when I find a good series I just want to devour them all. This is one of those for me.

Amy does a great job with these voices. I think she has a nice soothing tone to her voice that really lets me imagine what is going on. I also like the range she does with each character. It’s easy to tell who is who, and I’m always interested by new voices that are added.

Overall this is a great book to listen to and I highly recommend listening to the first of you get he chance. It’s not necessary to understand this book, but there are some character details that make more sense if you’ve read the first book first haha

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A Great Follow Up To Cavanaugh House

What made the experience of listening to Buried Secrets the most enjoyable?

It had to be Jesse getting me hooked on her latest mystery.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jesse had to be my favorite with her friend from St. Bart's coming in a close second. For some reason Jesse seems to attract things that need to be solved. She seems to be the Jessica Fletcher of her time period. Can you imagine if those two characters met?

Have you listened to any of Amy McFadden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I was fortunate enough to hear her narrate the first book titled "Cavanaugh House". It was a great follow up. She had me thinking about how Jesse seemed to be a younger Jessica Fletcher in the way she went about solving things.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes but of course that wasn't an option. I had no trouble picking up where I left off though. Liked it so much that I listened to it twice.

Any additional comments?

I have found that I prefer to listen to this author's work but I would also be open to read the actual book. This series is great in that you don't have to have listened to the first book in order to enjoy this one. But if you want to know about her relationship with Joe and the family that she didn't know she had than you want to make sure to check it out.

Ms. McFadden does a great job in bringing our main character to life. She had me giggling every once in a while and I'm sure at times the people in the next car thought I was nuts. But I didn't care. I enjoyed every minute that this narrator was reading to me. She is one of the reasons, as well as this author, that I no longer like to listen to the radio. When I have great narrators and authors to listen to why would I.

This author has other works that I will need to check out but sadly this was the only other book in her audiobook arsenal. But that won't stop me from doing a search every once in a while to see if she's added anything else. I can never have enough books in my audio library.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Audio Copy of this book.