Buried by Sue Rovens #bookreview #horror #thriller

I published this yesterday from the WP app, but something went wonky with it. Imagine that – something going wonky with WP. Anyhoo, I’m posting it again today. We’re in the midst of moving my son, so I may not be able to get to comments right away.

Hoarding is about to take a sharp left turn into the macabre.

Priscilla Wyatt is a nursing assistant who lives behind the Sommerville Funeral Home. When her dachshund, Weenie, returns home with a ghastly find, Pris’s life spirals out of control. What was once a troublesome disorder soon dissolves into a hellish nightmare from which she attempts to escape.

Gerald Zenith, proprietor of Sommerville, is too busy running scams and keeping tabs on his necrophiliac subordinate to notice what is really happening during the wee hours of the morning in the cemetery. While he was certain his ghoulish past would never catch up with him, he never realized the dead could actually return.

Some secrets are too big to stay buried.

Trust me when I say there are some strange and highly disturbed folks in this small town. A therapist could make a killing with this many patients.

Sommerville Funeral Home is busy all hours of the day and night, but not all the activities are legal. Two sets of books are kept – one that shows a respectable business and the other contains the real financial transactions. The owner is scamming the public, putting multiple bodies in graves as one example, but the most unsettling occurrence is what happens to some of the customers’ deceased family members. One of the employees is a necrophiliac – see what I mean about disturbed?

Another resident of this town, Pris, is a hoarder – and I’m not talking about just piles of magazines, clothes, etc. Her dog brings home body parts he digs up from the cemetery next door. Can you guess the types of things she begins hoarding? When her friend offers to help Pris clean her house, she makes several discoveries that indicate Pris needs professional help – and it’s not just a cleaning service. Warning: You probably shouldn’t be eating while reading about these discoveries.

It’s apparent the author did thorough research for this novel – I can only imagine what someone would think if they saw her Google searches. Surprisingly, it also contains some humorous moments, and I found myself laughing over some passages. Another reviewer stated this story has a Fargo feel, and I have to agree – dark, quirky and bizarre. It’s an unsettling, grisly tale you can’t look away from and is sure to delight horror and suspense fans.

16 thoughts on “Buried by Sue Rovens #bookreview #horror #thriller

  1. suerovens

    Thanks SO MUCH, Teri!! 🙂 I’m so thrilled that you liked it and took the time to post a review. As you know, that’s a huge thing. Have a very groovy day! 🙂

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  2. Mischenko

    Wow this does sound disturbing, Teri! I may have to pass on it for now, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. Excellent review!

    BTW, some of your posts aren’t showing up in the reader for me. It’s happened with at least three posts I see. Just wanted to let you know. It’s occurred with my blog multiple times, so now I follow myself so I can be sure it shows up. 😂

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      1. Mischenko

        Yes, that’s happened to me too. It seems to help to check your calendar date and time before you hit publish, because sometimes it’s switched up and we don’t think about it. WP has some silly glitches if you ask me.


  3. Great review, Teri.
    Sue’s been blessed to have you in her corner.
    I’ve discovered getting reviews is the hardest part of my journey as an indie writer.
    I truly hate the self-promotion aspect of this game.

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