Mark Twain wrote: Every man is a suffering-machine and a happiness-machine combined. The two functions work together harmoniously, with a fine and delicate precision, on the give-and-take principle. For every happiness turned out in the one department the other stands ready to modify it with a sorrow or a pain - maybe a dozen.

Book Review

Here Lies Buried
by Cathy Ann Rogers

#1 in Pilar Sagasta Mystery

Category:  Mystery

Average Rating:  4.0

Pilar Sagasta steps into a world of mystery and intrigue when she travels to Arizona to connect with distant relatives.

This contemporary murder mystery reaches back to the perilous times of the early 20th century that changed the world's political landscape. The story, brimming with memorable characters and haunting historical details, travels back and forth between the familiar, modern world and an early 20th-century Arizona brought startlingly to life by the words in a forgotten diary.

Inspired by actual unsolved crimes in the Arizona Territory of the late 19th century, Here Lies Buried from Cathy Ann Rogers is a novel that carries listeners along with suspense and historical events both repugnant and intriguing.


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Rating:  4

Cathy Ann Rogers has created some rather memorable and realistic characters in this intriguing mystery novel, although I would have appreciated more detailed character development. I also found the genealogy a little difficult to grasp and somewhat confusing at times. However, the story is engrossing and the narration by Whitney Dykhouse is quite satisfactory.

This book doesn't actually end in a cliffhanger, but it is set up for the next book in what promises to be a very good series.

Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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