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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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  • 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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Audio Copy of this book.

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An intriguing entertaining and thrilling suspense!

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Buried Secrets is a mystery mixed with a little bit of romance. There were so many twists and turns throughout the whole book to keep you entertained. Jesse is strong and full of such compassion and curiosity – sometimes this can her into trouble. <br/><br/>This book was well written, witty and enjoyable. It will keep you guessing up to the very end. The plot is exciting and believable while the characters are engaging. The scenes are vivid with good description so that you feel as if you were right there with the characters. Even though this is the second book in the series, you are able to read it without reading the first - it is a story uniquely its own. <br/><br/>Amy did a good job with narrating the audio book. The dialogue was well done. Her voice is smooth and gentle and she brings the characters to life by expressing the humor and strength of each character. <br/><br/>This was the second book by Elizabeth Meyette that I have had the pleasure to listen and read. I think I enjoyed it more than I did even the first book. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery with a little bit of romance thrown in. <br/>

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I Love Secrets!

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

Suspensful, engaging, fun

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

The plot was well crafted to keep me guessing about what the secrets were and who the real bad guys were. There were many levels of secrets.

Which character – as performed by Amy McFadden – was your favorite?

She was perfect as Jesse Graham. She was also very good as Maggie and the various schoolgirls.

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

I enjoyed the story. There were several areas where I was talking back to the characters.

Any additional comments?

I received an audio copy of Buried Secrets in exchange for a fair review. A couple of things were new to me. The Cavanaugh House series and Audible.com. I am very pleased with both. Buried Secrets is the second book in the series, but even though I hadn't read the first book I easily understood the premise and didn't feel lost when characters talked about events from the first story. The characters in Buried Secrets are engaging and very three dimensional. You empathize with Jesse Graham while also getting frustrated by her very human missteps in her relationship with Joe, Scott and the students at the school where she teaches. I was drawn in by her struggles to accept her new life while holding on to her old values. The secrets in Buried Secrets were tantalizing and made me want to get to the end to find the 'who' and 'why'. I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator on the audio. She brought the characters and story even more life and was a pleasure to listen to. I am a fan of Ms Meyette's historical romances and I am a new fan of her Cavanaugh House stories as well.

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  • Sookie
  • Northwestern Minnesota - United States
  • 04-08-17

Slow moving...

did not interest me...found myself fastforwarding to get thru it. plot was confusing until the end.