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‘Buried A Man I Hated There’ by Adam Pepper

The drive is always the best part.

The anticipation.

The tingling fingertips and sweaty palms.

The clean mountain air, so much fresher than the stale city filth.

The drive always makes Jack happy.

I was really itching to include more of the opening few lines than these, however those short, punchy sentences, are so descriptive, yet so non-revealing, that they whet the appetite nicely …. because if this book is anything like as good as Skin Games, a previous book of Adam’s I have reviewed, then this journey is sure to be anything but a walk in the park for Jack!


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a complimentary Kindle download of ‘Buried A Man I Hated There’, was gifted to me, by its author, Adam Pepper.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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  • Hi Yvonne!

    Wow, I like your book beginning, but the book title is a great teaser in itself! I love it! I’ve never heard of Adam Pepper, but it sounds like I’m missing out. I’ll have to pick up a copy of Skin Games.

    Thanks for dropping by, it’s great to “meet” you too! =)

    • Hi Hazel,

      Adam holds back no punches when it comes to the violence of everyday life in his protagonists world, however for realism and truth, his storylines just can’t be beaten. I really enjoyed ‘Skin Games’ and the synopsis for ‘Buried A man I Hated There’ has me totally intrigued.

      Thanks for stopping by, I love meeting new people.

    • Hi Sheri,

      I have read and reviewed ‘Skin Games’, but none of his earlier books, which look altogether much darker. I definitely prefer the crime and psychological thrillers, to the supernatural stories.

      Thanks for stopping by, I love ‘meeting’ new people and your visits and comments will always be welcome and appreciated.

    • Hi Gautami,

      If you enjoy psychological thrillers, which deal with the darker side of life, then Adam’s books will definitely be for you.

      Thanks for the visit, it is good to hear from you.

    • Hi Jade,

      I agree with you that short, sharp sentences can have quite an impact, although they don’t always make for an easy reading style. Then again, long waffling sentences also annoy me, especially when there are no punctuation marks in them.

      Having read a previous book by this author, I do know that much of his writing is quite punchy, which in the context of the stoylines he uses, fits really well.

      Thanks for the interesting comment, I appreciate you stopping by and have a good weekend.

    • Hi Sandra,

      From reading between the lines of the synopsis, this doesn’t sound like an ordinary road trip and I am not sure that I would want to be going anywhere with Jack and his secrets!

      The idea of just packing a bag and getting away from it all sounds pretty good right now though, especially as it looks and feels as though Spring is finally just around the corner!

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate the comment and have a great weekend.

    • Hi Jo,

      The only thing those lines really give away, is that this journey seems to make Jack happy, although it also describes him has having sweaty palms, which to me could either mean excitement, or fear and apprehension …. I wonder which it is!!

      Thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your comments and hope that you have a great weekend.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I suspect that the cover of this book, belies the horror between the pages. Nothing is as innocent as it seems in an Adam Pepper book, believe me!

      Hope that you are enjoying this sudden blast of Spring and thanks for stopping by.

  • This sounds intriguing and I wonder who Jack is. Is the narrator Jack and then why is he referring to himself in the third person? Happy reading 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      Great observation there, so I guess I’ll have to tell you that no, Jack is not the narrator. I skipped on a through a couple more pages and the narrative is definitely by a third person.

      If you click on the book image you can check out the synopsis at Amazon, then you will probably be as intrigued as I am. There are plenty of questions, however I am not sure that I am going to like the answers all that much. Neither of the two main protagonists in this story are quite what they seem and I am sure that the superficial image of kind and caring people, isn’t going to last too long.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you.

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