Two children in a police waiting room, two distressed mothers, a memory only half remembered…

When Jenny Simpson returns to the seaside town of Borteen, her childhood home, it’s for a less than happy reason. But it’s also a chance for her to start again. 

A new job leads to her working for Carver Rodgers, a man who lives alone in a house that looks like it comes from the pages of a fairy tale – until you see the disaster zone inside … 

As Jenny gets to know Carver she begins to unravel the sadness that has led to his chaotic existence. Gradually they realize they have something in common that is impossible to ignore – and it all links back to a meeting at a police station many years before. 

Could the truth lie just beneath their feet?

Titles in the Borteen Secrets series include — The Girl on the BeachThe Truth Lies Buried

Title:  The Truth Lies Buried
Series:  Borteen Secrets #2
Author:  Morton S. Gray
Genre:  Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Published:  March 12, 2019
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating: 4.5 stars

There are secrets in the small town of Borteen Bay.  A mystery that to this day remains unsolved.  Several decades ago now several fathers never returned home – never ever to be seen nor heard from again.  Why?  The answer has never been found.  But childhood friends, now adults dealing with life’s tragedies may finally find an answer – but probably not the one they thought to find.  Or the connection beneath the surface to that time, and each other.

THE TRUTH LIES BURIED has layers that are peeled away slowly to bring us to modern time and some answers for Jenny, Carver and many others.  But first, they each have to deal with a different loss and begin rebuilding lives that were crushed in the process.

Because THE TRUTH LIES BURIED is such a mystery and romantic suspense it’s not fair to mention any clues or details of this story.  For that, you’ll have to indulge yourself.  What I can safely tell you is that this is a story that will capture your emotions as lives are changed, rearranged and rebuilt – as the truth comes to the surface in a most surprising way.  My heart broke for Jenny and Carver in many ways, but Carver is the most broken right now.  Watching their friendship, and then perhaps more, start to heal them both was an enjoyable journey.

I don’t believe you will walk away from this story easily for it grabs your attention and demands your presence.  I enjoyed every moment of this one, of discovery and of sadness, and finally of hope for the future.  If you love a good Romantic Suspense or Mystery with a very likable, relatable couple then I would strongly recommend THE TRUTH LIES BURIED.  I believe you’ll be quite satisfied with the results.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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