The Ones Who Are Buried by Kerry Wilkinson

Published: April 17, 2023


Genre: Thriller

Pages: 365

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kerry Wilkinson is originally from the county of Somerset; Kerry spent way too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel.’ When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike, hikes up something, or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.

Up on the desolate moor, she tightens her coat against the bitter wind. The man she followed here points to a rock embedded in the mossy earth. ‘This is the place.’ But when they dig, what will they find?

Everyone in the small seaside town of Whitecliff knows the name Kevin Ashworth. Two boys disappeared thirty years ago – and although local teacher Kevin never admitted to knowing where their bodies are, he’s been in prison ever since.

Now, Kevin is finally ready to talk: but only to amateur sleuth Millie Westlake and journalist Guy Rushden. With the families of the boys desperate for answers, Guy and Millie are led to a lonely spot on the moors above Whitecliff. They’re on the moors expecting to find bodies… but what if they find something even more terrifying?

Reeling from their discovery, as Millie scours the local countryside and speaks to heartbroken families what she discovers changes everything she believes about Whitecliff and the people who live here. With rumours about her own dark past still haunting Millie, can she ever get justice for a decades-old wrong? Or as she gets closer to finding out who else Kevin has hurt, will she learn that some secrets are destined to stay buried?

“And they pretended everything was fine.”

Millie finds herself caught in another situation with Guy, but her perspective has shifted a bit. She also finds herself on the doorstep of a former pop star who has a delicate problem she needs help with. And Alex and Rachel’s wedding is happening. With all of this chaos, will the truth be discovered?

This book was wild. So much happened; we got more history and new situations.

I still really like Millie. She seems like such a genuine human, her compassion is beautiful, and she is likable. I enjoyed getting to know Eric more; he’s a great character. And I love that he is his mom’s advocate.

We get more of Jack and Rish and, of course, Guy. The way this plot unravels is bananas. I love how Kerry tells a story. The descriptions are so beautifully done, and the scenery is so vivid. I could almost feel the cold breeze on the moor.

I am so invested in this series, and I am bummed I have to wait for book four. Kerry and Bookouture spoiled us by having books 1 through 3 ready simultaneously. This series is so wickedly addictive, with so many twists and turns. I cannot wait to see what book four has in store!

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