Buried Secrets by Amanda Cozyn
Readers notice early on in the novel that the narrative of the story stays in the present, it skips to the past only a few times. The plot opens by introducing Shafik and his murder at Parliament House in Cape Town, South Africa. We then learn about Susie, a ghost who will sometimes, when she feels like it help Hanna out to solve a little mystery. The story explores the fact that Shafik died and there is a treasure left and it’s up to Sergeant VanBeeck and Jesse (Shafik’s wife) to find the clues and find it. The story then finds us at the kidnapping of Hanna. She finds herself tied up and beaten in a tin shack in the middle of nowhere with two black men. Will she get out in one piece to tell the tale? The story takes a turn when Nanna is tied to a chair and Jesse is being assaulted on a picnic. Hanna and her two best friends have to find a yellow envelope. Who tells them where it is? After finding more evidence Sergeant VanBeeck and Jesse find themselves in Cairo. What are they doing there and who do they see? The final chapter of the finds Jesse in shock and Sergeant VanBeek questions Jesse’s sanity.
The author has rated this book PG-13 (questionable content for children under 13).
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