Katie Calumet is on an early-morning run when she hears a baby crying. The park is deserted, and there’s no one in the street. She follows the cries, but then everything goes black. When Katie wakes up, she’s blindfolded and her hands and feet are bound.
Detective Justin Cross takes on the case, but with the trail leading into endless dense forest, and a failing marriage weighing on his mind, finding Katie is his most challenging case yet – not least because the Calumet family are keeping secrets of their own.
Justin and Katie face a race against time that will push them both to their very limits. As Justin works day and night to discover who took her and why, Katie fights desperately to escape from her kidnappers and the forest that surrounds her…
Can Justin find her before it’s too late?
A gripping and breath-taking thriller you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Tom Bale, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.
Read what everyone’s saying about T.J. Brearton:‘Wow… An unputdownable, riveting, hold onto your horses book that should most certainly be started well before bedtime… Just when you think there are no more secrets to be had and the book is winding down – SURPRISE – there's more! An excellent read.’ The Reading Room, 5 stars
‘Wow, what a fantastic roller coaster ride. I so didn't want this book to end. I loved it… A thrilling book with so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming. This was a seriously good book and if I could give it 6 stars I would. Brilliant!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
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‘I absolutely ADORED this book! Addictive and thrilling, this was a roller coaster of a read with many twists all of which I did not see coming. What I loved was how an ordinary situation… escalated into a heart-stopping, palpably tense, extremely fast paced and intense story that I could not put down. Amazing!... Love this author's writing style. Cannot wait for more!’ Renita D’Silva
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‘A story which kept me thoroughly entertained from start to finish… Its hook is the naive innocence of Brett; the attempts of Russo to stay on the straight and narrow and still protect his wife and daughter; the conniving drive of Meg. To have captured all of these characters so well is a testimony to the writing of T.J. Brearton.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 4 stars
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‘I enjoyed Buried Secrets with its strong, action-packed second half and many twists, one or two of which are extremely clever and unexpected… As the action got going I was riveted… A great read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 4 stars