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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751563887

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 19th September 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘Glittering and sharp, an ice pick of a novel. An astounding talent’
AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

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

When New York psychologist Will Hardy’s wife is killed, he and his teenage daughter Bernadette move into Godwin Hall, a dusty, shut-up mansion 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 over a century earlier?

Praise for Richard Montanari

‘A relentlessly suspenseful, soul-chilling thriller that hooks you instantly’
Tess Gerritsen

‘You turn the pages as if your very life depends on it’
Daily Mail

‘The author’s elegiac tone takes the curse off this blood-drenched thriller . . . Gripping
New York Times (the 10 best crime novels of 2016)

‘A master storyteller’
James Ellroy

Scary good!’
Lisa Gardner

‘Taut, propulsive and darkly gripping, Montanari is a master of suspense’
Chris Ewan

‘A specialist in serial killer tales . . . a wonderfully evocative writer’
Publishers Weekly

Amazon readers love Richard Montanari

***** ‘One of the best detective stories I have ever read’

***** ‘If you haven’t read these books yet…. START READING THEM!’

***** ‘Great plot and incredible pace. A real page turner’

***** ‘I couldn’t put it down – utterly absorbing and compelling!!’

***** ‘The last 20 pages had me biting my nails and sitting on the edge of my chair!’

***** ‘Absolutely brilliant – almost impossible to put down’

***** ‘Every once and while I read a classic which I’ll NEVER forget.This is a book I’ll never forget’

***** ‘This is a chillingly good read with a fast-paced storyline full of twists and turns’

***** ‘From start to finish, you never want to stop! You have to know what happened!’

***** ‘An outstanding tale with as many twists as a game of snakes and ladders’

***** ‘One of the best crime/thriller writers’

***** ‘Amazing’

***** ‘Richard Montanari never lets you down. The ending is always a surprise’

***** ‘So easy to pick up, so hard to put down’

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An ambitious and memorable thriller
Truly terrifying
Woman's Way
A haunting, nerve-jangling psychological thriller
Read & Review (blog)
The Buried Girl was such a creepy story... and a damn good one!
The Misstery (blog)
Exceptional . . . an engrossing story
Publishers Weekly
The Buried Girl works on more than one level - the Father/Daughter relationship is beautifully done. Then we have a creepy, intense mystery element that is unpredictable and fascinating with a rich history and mythology that is utterly gripping . . . Absolutely excellent. One of my favourite thriller writers working today
Liz Loves Books (blog)
Richard Montanari's elegiac tone takes the curse off Shutter Man, a blood-drenched thriller about a group of imperfectly domesticated boys who came from the same blighted neighborhood and grew up to become criminals and killers - and cops . . . Gripping
New York Times
A cracking good read
Promoting Crime Fiction
Glittering and sharp, an ice pick of a novel. Richard Montanari ranks among my favorite thriller writers. He devises plots to set your blood sizzling, peoples them with charismatic heroes and villains, and tops it all off with prose as lush and stylish as any you'll find. An astounding talent
AJ Finn
The Buried Girl is a perfect read for any psychological thriller reader with a cast of characters you can invest your time in. There is intensity, history, cleverness and gore to witness here and a compelling story of family and retribution to enjoy
Always Trust in Books (blog)
Richard Montanari's The Buried Girl will hook readers on page one and never let them go. The complicated story resonates long after the last page is turned
Auntie M Writes (blog)
I devoured it-all the time regretting the pace of my reading-because it brought me to the end all too soon
Shelf Indulgence (blog)
The plot twists and narrative conjuring tricks continued to the penultimate page . . . extra icing on what was already a very enjoyable and well-made cake
Crime Fiction Lover