“Her Buried Lives” by Katlyn Duncan – Book Review

The old Victorian house located on the outskirts of a small Pennsylvania town leant itself to a creepy vibe and you just knew it was packed full of unsavory family secrets.

Though I loved the premise and the setting, I found this thriller was not completely to my taste. I know that my opinion of this book is in the minority, so you can take my opinions with a grain of salt.

I found Jenny’s disturbing visions upsetting and she had so many of them that they became almost repetitive in their gore and violence. Because of these recurrent ‘visions’, her character came across as unreliable. Her relationship with her mother seemed a precarious one. It vacillated between a very close relationship and one which was mistrustful and suspicious. It was clear that both mother and daughter were deeply traumatized at some point in their lives.

The chapters with the unknown narrator were both unsettling and confusing. For that matter I found all of the characters to be more than a little odd and unlikable.

The pace seemed slow, until the final denouement. A crime thriller that might not be for everyone, but one that packed a punch near the end – albeit an unsettling one. In three words, this thriller was dark, violent, and morbid.

This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Silent Storm Publishing via NetGalley.

ISBN: 9781954559066 – ASIN: ‎ B0B5DWYHQN – 326 pages

Katlyn Duncan is a multi-published author of adult and young adult fiction, and has ghostwritten over 40 novels for children and adults.

When she’s not writing, she’s obsessing over many (many) television series’, and hanging out on YouTube where she shares her writing process and all the bookish things.

Connect with Katlyn Duncan via Twitter or Instagram.

Visit Katlyn Duncan’s website.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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4 Responses to “Her Buried Lives” by Katlyn Duncan – Book Review

  1. Yikes! Does NOT sound like one I’d enjoy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Carol says:

    Definitely not for me!

    Liked by 1 person

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