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The Buried Girl

A Novel of Suspense
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (96 ratings)

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“Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense.” (Chris Ewan)

A haunting, nerve-jangling psychological thriller from Sunday Times best-selling author Richard Montanari, set in a small town hiding a very dark secret.

New York psychologist Will Hardy had it all - a loving family, a flourishing career, a best-selling book. Until the night it all ended in a tempest of fire and ash, leaving only Will and his 15-year-old daughter Bernadette to stand in the ruins. Haunted and grief-stricken, Will accepts an enigmatic invitation from his family’s past to begin their lives anew in the small town of Abbeville, Ohio.

Meanwhile, Abbeville Chief of Police Ivy Holgrave is investigating the death of a local girl, convinced this may only be the latest in a long line of murders dating back decades - including her own long-missing sister.

But what place does Will's new home have in the story of the missing girls? And what links the killings to the diary of a young woman written more than a century earlier? The disappearances in Abbeville have happened before, and now, Will’s own daughter might be next....

©2019 Richard Montanari (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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If you've never listened to Richard Montanari...

... then this is a good place to start. I love Montanari's Byrne and Balzano series. This book is a stand alone written by an author I would consider a master of the suspense genre.

The protagonist is Will Hardy. In the beginning he works as a forensic psychologist and professor at NYU. After taking on a new patient the man finds where he lives and murders Will's wife. Soon after Will inherits a very old B&B in Abbeville, Ohio.
Meanwhile in the same town the police are looking into the disappearance of young women and murder of others including her own sister 25 years earlier.
Will Hardy has a teenage daughter. Can you guess what happens next?

If you thought that Will's daughter goes missing...

you're correct!

It's really not quite that simple. Add in an ancient home, some historic murders, a sprinkling of some strange Amish people and the story gets even more bizarre... but there's no way to guess the ending.
Scott Brick narrates perfectly. He adds just the right amount of drama.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Richard Montanari And Scott Brick what more can u ask for. This is a tuff review the confusion, so many characters. My memory is not like it used to be I did a lot of notes I mean a lot. The story was very interesting to say the least. It goes all over the place make sure u have time to listen to this one. I have listened to all of Montanari Audible,s through in Scott and you have a wonderful Liston. More Richard and Scott please. Good stuff 👍

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Interesting Story & I applaud the Author

I liked the fact the one of the main characters was a person of color and the other was not. It was mentioned and that was it. It did not affect the story. It was refreshing to read and showed it matters not. I didn’t find the story on the edge of your seat thrilling. It was a ? Mystery. It was a quiet way to pass time.

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Enjoyed with a little reservation

I thought the story was initially hard to follow, moving swiftly between times and places. I held on for the ride, though, and it all eventually began to make sense. The plot was very good, and the author's vivid description of the characters and settings made me clearly "see" what was taking place. It was mostly enjoyable, and I was so happy that Scott Brick was the narrator. He could make a bad book sound great.

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Love Montanari

Love this creepy story! Hope there will be more with these characters! I have listened to all of Balzano and Byrne books, and this one was just as well done.

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It was very predictable and a chore to finish

I purchase this one as it was highly rated fro a new book but I dont understand why it was so highly rated. I felt no real connection to any of the characters and felt like I was just going through the motions.

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Montanari never fails!!!

All can say is buy it! At first I thought this is going to be slow., a lot of setup. but once it got started I was all in. Couldn't stop listening.

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didnt like this audio

Didnt like this audio,it didnt kept me interested I dont recommend this one ,not good

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