The Buried Book by D.M. Pulley Book Review

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

What is it about?
When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.

It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses.

As he’s drawn deeper into an adult world of corruption, scandal, and murder, Jasper uncovers the shocking past still chasing his mother—and now it’s chasing him too. (Goodreads)


What did I think?
Right from the beginning it draws you in and makes you want to know what is really going on. Why would a mother abandon her son? Over the course of the book, you slowly learn the truth of what has happened and why in a way that makes it feel like you have been there with Jasper the entire time.

I think D. M. Pulley did a wonderful job with both the world creation and characters. Everyone is believable. The majority of the book is very well written, but I did have some issues with the last half. I am not sure if it was just rushed or something went wrong with editing, but there were a few parts that felt disjointed or like something important had been cut out. Other than that, this was a very good book.

3.5/5

I received a digital copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Buried Book will be released on August 23rd, 2016. Preorder it here.

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