Review: Buried by Lynda La Plante

Series: DC Jack Warr #1
Author: Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Zaffre
Released: April 7, 2020
Received: NetGalley

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Lynda La Plante, one of my favorite mystery writers, has started a brand new series! Buried is the first in her new DC Jack Warr series, and we all know that this will end up being another complex and (hopefully) long-running series of hers.

Detective Jack Warr has been called on to the scene of a new crime. Here he finds a burned cottage, charred corpse, and lots of damaged banknotes. It’s clear that something horrible went down here, but it’ll be up to him to put the pieces of this puzzle together.

Naturally, this investigation will get even more complex before it is all said and done, and the young detective will have to long on the job or risk it all.

Before I dive into my review, I should mention that Buried does make a point of referencing another one of Lynda La Plante’s novels, She’s Out. So even though this is the first in a series, I would strongly recommend that readers pick that book up first.

Buried was everything I hoped it would be – a captivating thriller that is the perfect foundation for a new series. I can easily see myself following future adventures from Jack Warr and the world that La Plante has built up here, and I’m looking forward to hearing any news on that front.

I’m not sure that I like this one as much as one of her other series, Jane Tennison, but given how much I adore that series, it’s really no surprise! Still, this is going to get added to the list of series for me to follow.

Thanks to Zaffre and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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