BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS by TERRI REED, Reviewed by Trixi Oberembt
An awesome start to a new series by Terri Reed! Taking place in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where an innocent treasure hunt turns deadly. A search for young Brady Gallo leads danger right to the home he shares with his sister Maya. With the help of mounted patrolman Alex Trevino, they must stop whoever is behind the attacks before any more lives are at stake!
I love the premise of this with mounted patrol officers, something you don't see too often in books. Not only that, but the draw and mystery of finding real buried treasure by following clues placed in a newspaper ad each week. Reed brought the beauty of the mountains to life for me, painting a picture in my mind. She also brought danger to the forefront with attacks blindsiding both Maya and Alex. So many suspects I never knew who was behind them!
The strong family dynamics between Maya and Brady was refreshing to watch. She wants nothing more than to protect him from a world that doesn't always understand those who are different and he wants to push the bounds a bit to become more independent. There's a little push and pull there but you can definitely see the love they have for one another. Alex is a true gentleman and hero; trust worthy, protective, loyal and has inner battles of his own he must overcome. Those just make him more appealing in my mind! Both the hero and heroine resist falling in love for reasons you'll find out by reading this. The suspense is just the right pace for me and the level of mystery makes this a puzzle I wanted to figure out right along with them. All in all, a great book for suspense lovers who also like a faith thread seamlessly woven throughout . I can't wait for the next installment of this bang-up start to a new series!
“My parents taught me to believe that God is in control, and when things work out in a way that seems....random or a coincidence, that really it was God orchestrating things.” ~Maya (pg 60)
*I received a complimentary copy from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own. *
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
Can they get off the mountain alive?
Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet.
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