Buried by Ellison Cooper


Senior Special Agent Sayer Altair studies the minds of psychopaths. But even she didn”t expect to uncover a killer within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rooting him out and exposing internal corruption got her a bullet wound and six months of desk duty. Now, she”s finally back in the field, called in when an off-duty FBI agent and his cadaver dog fall into a sinkhole filled with human bones.

Found deep in Virginia”s Shenandoah National Park, the skeletal remains date back almost two decades, the same time a beloved local teen disappeared. The cold case quickly heats up when Sayer”s team finds two fresh corpses among the bones. When a gruesome clue ties these new bodies to a woman recently kidnapped along with her young daughter, Sayer has to uncover the connection between the old bones and the new bodies before the mother and child become the next victims.

But the killer is one step ahead, attacking her team and sabotaging their efforts. With Sayer”s investigation compromised and unsure of who to trust, she receives unwanted help from Subject 037, one of the anonymous psychopaths she is currently studying. She has the chilling realization that he”s someone powerful in Washington D.C.-and he is not about to let a mundane serial killer jeopardize his own ominous agenda for Sayer.


Thank you, Minotaur Books for my advanced copy of Buried by Ellison Cooper, in exchange for my honest review.  This title hits shelves July 16, 2019.

Ellison Cooper, you did it again and are now 2-2 for me with great summer reads! This book has it all: dark, intense, mystery, suspense and lots of THRILL.  Ellison knocks it right out of the park AGAIN with Book 2 in her Agent Sayer series.

FBI Special Agent Sayer Altair is back with her latest quest to solve a gruelling serial killing case that haunts her every move. The crimes committed in this round, are darker and more disturbing than in Ellison’s first instalment, and Sayer’s determination to reach the investigative finish line with a suspect in tow is stronger than ever.

This book gave me CHILLS!  It was such an addictive and engaging read,  I could not put it down – even managed to finish it in less than 24hrs (my laundry took a hit but it was well worth it).

I am obsessed with this series and cannot wait to see what Sayer gets up to next!  I actually had it playing like a movie reel in my mind the whole time I was reading.  Once again, I enjoyed following Sayer in her investigation to catch a demented killer who leaves nothing but gruesome in their tracks.

I highly recommend adding this book to your reading list this summer, especially if you enjoy are a fan of Criminal Minds, CSI and good crime fiction peppered with police drama and a dash of disturbing content.

My Rating: 5/5

Happy Reading,
The Reading Beauty

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