Sunday, 9 March 2014
Review: Dead and Buried by Anne Cassidy
I have enjoyed reading this series from the very first book, and I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Dead and Buried, wanting to know if we get our questions answered, if Rose and Joshua find their parents, and if they finally get closure. My review for Dead and Buried will possibly be vague as I try to avoid spoilers from the series and from this book itself.
Dead and Buried picks up a short while after Butterfly Grave, with both Rose and Joshua still struggling with what transpired, and also Rose's decision to get some space away from the entire investigation that seems to have gone off track. Rose and Joshua are not on very good speaking terms, while he is off investigating a few villages, Rose is back at school trying to continue with her life. Suddenly all of their questions and belief in their parents are shattered when a body is discovered in their old house, and an investigation is quickly started, bringing in Rose and Joshua to try to jog their memories about events in the past. Dead and Buried follows Rose and Josh as they come to terms with this new revelation and as they try to make sense of it all and once again pick up their investigation in the hopes they find the answers they are looking for.
While I enjoyed Dead and Buried I don't think it was filled with as much suspense as previous books, but you can definitly see how everything they have gone through is starting to affect the dynamics between this duo. Old faces from the past make appearances wanting answers themselves, which means Rose and Joshua both experience the wrath of revenge from these old faces. Added with that the pressure, and I think stalking, of a police officer in charge of the investigation this duo have their hands full. When you factor in that they already know a lot of information that could be dangerous for all involved if the police find out what is going on, it's not easy for Rose and Joshua to keep their motives a secret.
Dead and Buried gives us a lot of answers to the questions that were left unanswered throughout the series, and a few more were asked near the beginning of the book, but thankfully were also answered. When the body was discovered there was some incriminating evidence left on it, and even I had doubts over what really happened, luckily for me we get this answered for us near the end of the book so I wasn't left hanging over what really happened.
Dead and Buried is the final instalment in this series and I think it ends perfectly, everything is all wrapped up nicely with all questions answered and explanations given for why things happened.