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Monday, January 7, 2013

Review: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

Posted by Irish in Review5 Comments


Source: Publisher
Publication Date: 01 Jan 2013
Series or Standalone: Standalone
ISBN: 0545333024
Format: Paperback (ARC)
Pages: 304
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Place(s) Traveled to: Woodbridge, Massachusetts 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
First Line: Colby had a secret.
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I love a good mystery and I love Kim Harrington’s books so I was really excited to read her newest release The Dead and Buried. Not only is it a murder mystery but its also a standalone book and there are far too few of those (it seems) so its always refreshing to have just one book to worry about. The Dead and Buried starts after the murder that is the central plot has happened and the main character moves into the house of the dead girl. This sets her apart from the other kids at school. It also doesn’t help that she’s moving from a small town to a larger one towards the end of her time in high school. 

Overall, I really liked Jade as a character she was a little snarky but not as much as Clare from Kim’s other YA Mystery books Clarity and Perception. But then Jade hasn’t had to deal with the same issues in life as Clare and so doesn’t have as big a chip on her shoulder. I also liked the other characters that were in this book and think that fans of Kim’s previous books will enjoy will like this one as well. 

For me, the mystery in this book wasn’t super difficult to figure out but that doesn’t take away from the fun of the book. There are a few twists and turns in the story to fool the less experienced mystery reader but the lack of a hard to figure out mystery in no way detracts from this story. This is a book that I think all fans of Harrington’s previous books as well as mysteries in general will enjoy. I know I for one did and I am looking forward to the next bit of mystery

5 Responses to “Review: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington”

  1. Sarah

    Looking forward to reading this book! I still wish there would be more Clarity books. Sigh.

  2. Becca Lostinbooks

    I was just wondering the other day if there was ever going to be another book that was not part of a series! It seems they all are anymore. This looks like a good read and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!

  3. Vivien

    I’m really excited to get my hands on this read. I enjoyed Clarity and have been wanting to read more from Kim. This sounds excellent!

  4. Vivien

    No sure if my comment made it through…

    I did enjoy the Clarity series, but it didn’t wow me. I have been looking forward to reading this for months though. It sounds so promising!