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‘Buried A Man I Hated There’ by Adam Pepper

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

There’s no sign of Connie anywhere. Dr. Hawthorne has had enough. He walks towards the emergency exit sign, ignoring the dull light that falsely indicates an alarm will sound when he opens the door. Dr. Hawthorne pushes open the door, walks up the dark stairwell and out into the night.

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Despite her view being impeded by several shriveled-up leaves, Heidi can see the roman numerals on the clock reading 8:37. She came in at seven-thirty but hasn’t accomplished a thing other than logging on and checking a few emails. Normally, on the day of a big meeting she’d be going over her notes and making up flashcards to ensure she highlights the key points during her presentation. But today she’s simply staring out the window. It has an icky yellowish tinge to it. It hasn’t been cleaned in awhile.

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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 articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


Icon Image For The Teaser Tuesdays MemeTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by …

MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

Open to a random page.

  1. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  2. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  3. Remember to share the title and author too.
  4. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.

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  • Well, that’s certainly a title that captured my imagination. I so hope this turns out to be as good a read as I’m hoping it will be.

    ‘A middle-aged woman stared back, although something of the tomboy that she had once been was still close to the surface:

    – Page 32, The Secret’s Women Keep by Fanny Blake.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I have read a previous book by this author and in my rush to get started on ‘Buried A Man I Hated There’, I didn’t notice that at less than an estimated 200 pages, this is more of a short story than a novel. I am so upset that I am coming to the end of a story I want to carry on, however I suspect that Adam is about to start wrapping things up and tidying up the loose ends. I have made many suppositions about the outcome of events, but I suspect that I am going to be way off the mark with all of them!!

      I love your teaser lines this week and have bookmarked ‘The Secret’s Women Keep’ for future reading. I already know of Fanny Blake, as I have previously read and enjoyed ‘Women Of A Dangerous Age’, which also has philandering husbands at the heart of the storyline … I must check out her other books, as perhaps this is something of a trademark storyline for her!


      Thanks for sharing, I love that you have decided to join in this meme from time to time.

  • It’s definitely an interesting title and your teasers add to my curiosity. I’ll have to check out the premise of the book.

    “Uncomprehending terror settled on the watching people of Earth. The terror moved slowly through the gathered crowds as if they were iron filings on a sheet of board and a magnet was moving beneath them.” p. 34 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

    • Hi Kelly,

      If you enjoy the occasional psychological thriller, at less than 200 pages, this won’t take up too much of your time, and is definitely not one to be missed.

      Since replying to a few of the earlier comments on this post, I have actually finished reading the book and I with the exception of one small part of the story, all of my suppositions about the outcomes for the three main protagonists were wrong! There was definitely the element of surprise, which involved the obligatory sharp intake of breath, each time a new piece of the puzzle was revealed!

      I must be one of the few people anywhere, who has never listened to, watched, or read any of the ‘Hitch Hiker’ series, it just really isn’t my kind of thing! I do have to say that I loved your teaser lines though. If anyone was looking down on us all now, the description of ‘iron filings and a magnet’, must be so apt! The analogy really made me smile!

      They get my vote for best lines of the day, thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the book.

      • You’ve convinced me. It’s now on my wish list and I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes it to my Kindle in due time.

        I finished my book and must say I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I had hoped to. I’m going a totally difference direction with my next book.

        • I think that the ‘Hitch Hiker’ series had something of a cult following over here and you were either ‘into’ it, or not!

          Sorry that you didn’t enjoy the book as much as you had hoped, perhaps a complete change of genre would be a good idea for your next read.

    • Hi Valentina,

      Not at all what I was expecting, but this has turned into a tense, psychological story, of how three people deal individually and in interaction with each other, with their own personal demons.

      Highly recommended so far.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I appreciate it.

    • Hi Sandra,

      I haven’t read anything with a storyline quite like this before, it is so original … Simple yet effective edge of the seat stuff … All is not as it appears in Heidi’s seemingly perfect world and everything is starting to unravel around her! … That’s all I can say without giving too much away!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on this post, it is always good to speak with you.

    • Hi Cleo,

      That this trio of characters live life in the slow lane psychologically speaking, in no way detracts from the fact that this is still a tense and intense thriller, which has me on the edge of my seat and keeping me guessing about the final outcome, even as the last few pages are in sight!

      Three people, all emotionally damaged, all in denial, all with deeply buried secrets and all craving the release which letting go of their respective guilty consciences, will give them

      Definitely enjoying this one!

      Thanks for your interesting comment and for taking the time to stop by.

        • Considering that this was quite a short story, it certainly packed a lot of emotional and psychological manoeuvrings into its pages and was very well written, in keeping with the often muddled thoughts of the protagonists.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      A couple of people have come up with other titles relating to book and literary thieves, however no-one has yet found anything with a storyline like this one, so I shall be reading a quite unique and interesting story by the sound of things.

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment.

    • Hi Stephanie,

      There are so many memes going on out there, that deciding which ones to participate in, is a challenge in itself. I don’t subscribe to too many of them and I don’t participate in them all on a regular basis, but sometimes it is fun to compare and share certain aspects of my current read.

      Teaser Tuesday, was one of the first I signed up to when I began blogging and I have made so many good friends through it, that I wouldn’t want to leave now, despite the odd occasion when I really struggle to sit and write a post, after a hard day.

      I am already feeling tired at the mention of a treadmill and I don’t blame you for not wanting to think about it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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