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Official Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

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Official Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post Number:#1 by AA1495
» 10 Feb 2017, 17:23

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Buried Threads" by Kaylin McFarren.]

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4 out of 4 stars
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Review - Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Rachel and Chase, the owners of a treasure hunting company have taken up an assignment in Japan. What initially seemed like a relatively simple mission turns complicated as more facts come to light – facts including the history behind the treasure, the shark infested waters and other obstacles they must face before they reach the treasure, the sour relationships between the people they interact with and more surprisingly, history involving them. The mission becomes an adventure of a lifetime when the monk who hired them, Shinzo, tells them that a natural disaster will strike Japan if the three swords that they are looking for are not found in time.

While Rachel is in love with Chase, she does not have complete confidence or faith in Chase and their relationship. After all, Chase did leave Rachel after her father passed away – a time when she needed him the most. In Buried Threads, we see how their relationship progresses and how they face the obstacles that come their way – both professionally and personally. Further, a new fact about Rachel’s father comes to light, disappointing Rachel further. Without giving away any spoilers, I can say that I was very excited to see how Rachel deals with this.

Kenji has been envious of Shinzo (the monk) for a long time. Kenji believes that Shinzo stole his father’s affections from him. As part of his revenge, he becomes the master of Mariko – A Geisha (Japanese female entertainer) who Shinzo had always liked. How Mariko reacts to this and the relationship between Kenki and Mariko, as well as Shinzo and Mariko were interesting to read. The plot turns more gripping since Chase approaches Kenji for some goods which will be needed to undertake the assignment for Shinzo.

This book kept me at the edge of my seat till the very end. I could connect with Rachel and wanted to read ‘just a little bit more’ every single time, to make sure that she was fine. This book has a good plot with realistic characters. It also has elements of romance and philosophy, which I liked reading.

There are many characters in the book and a majority of the story is told from Rachel, Chase, Mariko and Kenji’s perspectives. The author developed the main characters well, and showed how each character had shades of gray. While most characters (and the relationships between them) were important to the plot, there were times when I struggled to remember them and had to re-read the previous chapters. While this interrupted my flow of reading and I would have liked the book better if it had fewer characters, I cannot think of a single character that could have been removed, without affecting the plot.

Further, I admire the way the author connected all the characters and the sub-plots together. This would have been a difficult book to write, but the author did it beautifully. In particular, I liked the smooth transition between the sub-plots and the different perspectives. The book is easy to follow and has a good pace. I did not come across any major grammatical or formatting errors. Overall, I think that the book is well written and edited.

The book is set in Japan and through the events described, the reader can learn a lot about the traditions, beliefs and lifestyle in Japan. I found it interesting to read about the clothing, festivities and in particular, the concept of ‘Geisha’ – traditional Japanese female entertainers. Since I like learning about different cultures, this was one of the things I loved about the book.

One concern that I had with the book is that there were a few minor contradictions. For example, Rachel tells Chase that she had been feeling sick for the past two days. A paragraph later, she tells him that “It’s probably just the food from this morning”. However, these contradictions were few and minor.

Overall, I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. It has a good plot with realistic and well developed characters. I think that the author has written the book beautifully and I wanted to finish reading it in one sitting. The book has some mature content. I would recommend it to any adult who is a fan of Suspense and Mystery books.

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Re: Official Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post Number:#2 by peprica21
» 13 Feb 2017, 11:25

Sounds like a page turner! Thank you for your review!
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Re: Official Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post Number:#3 by AA1495
» 13 Feb 2017, 11:27

peprica21 wrote:Sounds like a page turner! Thank you for your review!


It is! I hope you give the book a chance! Thank You for your comment! ☺
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Post Number:#4 by kandscreeley
» 13 Feb 2017, 11:30

Thanks for the interesting review. It does sound like a page turner, but for some reason it's just not piquing my interest. Good job though.
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Re: Official Review: Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren

Post Number:#5 by AA1495
» 13 Feb 2017, 11:37

kandscreeley wrote:Thanks for the interesting review. It does sound like a page turner, but for some reason it's just not piquing my interest. Good job though.


I understand. Thank You so much! ☺
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Post Number:#6 by erica gardner
» 16 Feb 2017, 09:43

AA1495 wrote:
peprica21 wrote:Sounds like a page turner! Thank you for your review!


It is! I hope you give the book a chance! Thank You for your comment! ☺

sounds very good love to read it soon plz send me a copy :D
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Post Number:#7 by kimmyschemy06
» 24 Feb 2017, 06:49

Sounds like a great and interesting read. I would also love to read about Japanese beliefs and traditions. Great job on the review. Congratulations to Kaylin McFarren on another great book.
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Post Number:#8 by sherbano
» 07 Mar 2017, 03:23

Book name :Buried threads
Author: Kaylin McFarren
review :"In this world,all lust is grief"
In this exciting story of romance and adventure two professional treasure hunters are thrown into an unfamiliar world,filled with ancient religions and modern gangsters.
At last i just want to say that its a detailed book with a fantastic backdrop to this exciting, sexy,and dangerous book.....

-- 07 Mar 2017, 03:27 --

i just know a bit of its subject its the lovestory of a couple which has no value of trust
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Post Number:#9 by Juliet Esther
» 03 Aug 2017, 02:37

I was first drawn to this book by the cover and I'm not disappointed, I love the storyline of this book and I think it is interesting moreover I cannot compete with a 4 star rating. Thanks for the nice review
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Post Number:#10 by IsabelMay
» 19 Aug 2017, 12:17

A mix of treasure hunting, Japan and well written sub-plots is great. This seems original and I don't mind the small contradictions, it always happens. Not only in fiction, but in real life as well, but I'm glad you mentioned it. Thank you for the review, I'll definitely save this book for later.
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Post Number:#11 by Samuel Waragu
» 28 Aug 2017, 06:23

Waoh! A great review. This reminds me of a one time testimony by a friend of my friend . This is what she had to say "My friends left me when i needed them most". Really heartbreaking. This book is a must read.
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Post Number:#12 by hsimone
» 28 Aug 2017, 06:33

Treasure hunting in Japan sounds exciting! I actually read the third book in this series and I love the Rachel and Chase dynamic. Also, I really like to learn while reading and it's great that the author explores the traditions, beliefs and lifestyle in Japan. Too bad about the small contradictions, but it is great when the characters are fully developed and that you enjoyed the read. Thank you for the great review!
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Post Number:#13 by gali
» 28 Aug 2017, 06:40

Treasure hunting, an exotic setting, and an adventure that keeps one at the edge of his seat? Sounds exciting! I am glad you enjoyed the book despite the minor contradictions. Thank you for the review!
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Post Number:#14 by GCamer
» 28 Aug 2017, 07:17

I love Japan! The plot seems very intriguing with a monk prophecy, Yakuza and geishas. Thanks for the great review.
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Post Number:#15 by OmololaAK
» 28 Aug 2017, 08:27

Getting access to a buried treasure should produce a huge story of over 70% uncertainty about the circumstances. I think this book did just that. love to read it.
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