"This treasure trail leads to danger..."
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted March 17, 2019
Romance Suspense | Inspirational Romance
Terri Reed proves that she can write a variety of great books in
different genres with this suspenseful romance set in the Colorado
Rockies. Treasure hunting is the harmless start to this tale about a
family running a hardware store, but BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS quickly shifts to a
Maya Gallo ventures into the Rockies after her teenage brother Brady
doesn't return from following a treasure trail set by his special
education teacher. She has his GPS signal to follow, but that only leads
to his abandoned backpack. With no indication of where to go, Maya is
baffled, and then a hooded figure attacks her and scares her off into
Mounted patrolman Alex Trevino has already noticed that the little
family aren't in their store. Knowing the treasure hunt craze is getting
some folks injured, he decides to go after them. The Eagle Crest
trailhead is his starting point. His chestnut Tennessee Walking Horse
called Truman means he can go faster and carry more than a hiker.
What he finds makes him certain that all is not well in the woods.
Much of the story actually occurs in and around Bristle Township,
working in plenty of other characters. My favourite is Deputy Kaitlyn
Lanz who makes it her business to help and guard the siblings after
they are stalked at night. Alex is busy investigating not only the assault
but a hiker's death and spends time with the siblings hoping they can
shed light on the matter, as well as keeping them safe. With a hidden
fortune at stake, someone could be driven to desperate measures.
This adventure does throw out certain questions, like whether someone
with special educational needs can be okay to go out on trails alone or
go to summer camp, and how to set things up so their guardian knows
where they are without being intrusive. I think this is carefully done and
Brady is a well-developed character. I admit I was cheering for him
more than once. Bristle County has plenty of wide open spaces and
rugged territory, yet the most dangerous predator our characters meet
is the human. BURIED MOUNTAIN
SECRETS by Terri Reed will keep you guessing and
Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.
Can they get off the mountain alive?
Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo
ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough
terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught
in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman
Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what
these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her
brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet.
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1 comment posted.
Re: This treasure trail leads to danger...
Terri Reed is an excellent writer. I loved this book full of suspense, love,
and the unconditional love and protection of a sister for her brother.
Terri never fails to deliver a book that captures you ability to get completely
wrapped up in the story as if you are part of it.
(Jean Shaner 7:47am March 19)
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