ARC Book Review: Buried (Agent Sayer Altair #2) by Ellison Cooper

Thank you to Minotaur Books/Netgalley for allowing me to read this for an honest review!

Buried by Ellison Cooper

368 pages

ISBN: 9781250173867

Publication date: July 16, 2019 by Minotaur Books

Genre: Suspense/Mystery

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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Special Agent Sayer Altair is back in action! This time the crime takes place in Shenandoah National Park. Skeletal remains are found, and they date back almost two decades. It just might connect to a disappearance of a local teen, a woman, and her daughter. Before Altair can solve the case, the suspect sabotages Altair’s team. Within the process she also finds out that one of her anonymous psychopaths for her study is someone powerful in D.C. He will not let the killer ruin his plans for Sayer.


You don’t necessarily have to read the first book to read this one. I will recommend it though because you will miss out on Altair’s backstory and personal life. There isn’t a lot of it, but I think it’s important.

I will end up reading about these characters until the very end. This book is 100% a guilty pleasure. The publishers sent me the first book last year, and I enjoyed every bit of it. No, these aren’t the best books you’ll ever read, but they are entertaining. Cooper does a great job at writing them as well. I think they are well thought out and executed.

Altair is great at what she does, but she is still very humble. She takes care of people in her life that need her. She tries her best all of the time, and I think that’s why I love her as a main character. It does get her in some rough situations, but she manages.

The side characters in this one aren’t as interesting to me. They were all very basic. I’m happy that Ezra is back though! He is another favorite character from this series. He had a traumatic event happen in the last book, but I’m glad he is okay. He has been determined from the start.

The climax of the book didn’t surprise me all that much. There were odd details that threw me off the path. I am appreciative of that. The writing is very straightforward, and it’s not difficult to read at all!

Yes, I will continue on with the series. These books have a great balance of personal life and agent life. There isn’t any cheesy romance that every other novel has. It’s a very basic book that does what it set out to do. It’s never too complicated. I would recommend this only if you want a guilty pleasure read.

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