Buried in Secrets

By: Denise Grover Swank

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Buried in Secrets - The fourth book in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling Carly Moore series.

Be careful where you dig…

Life in Drum, Tennessee has been quiet since corruption was uncovered in the sheriff’s department three months ago—too quiet. Still, Carly is shocked when she discovers one of her sweetest lunch customers at the tavern has committed murder in cold blood. 

Carly is certain the woman was fulfilling an infamous “favor” for the town patriarch, Bart Drummond, but now she has to prove it. She already knew that Drum has two sides—the side they show the world, and the seedy underbelly. Only in Drum, all things seedy lead back to two men—Bart Drummond and the local drug king, Todd Bingham. 

The deeper Carly gets, the more she begins to question everything, even her desire to have her own family. But even if she could forget Bart’s threat is hanging over her head, she can’t forget that her father is still searching for her, ready to drag her back to her own death. She needs to uncover the truth, but everything is buried in secrets.

Title:Buried in Secrets
Author:Denise Grover Swank

    Buried in Secrets Reviews

  • Chrisrenee77
    This series keeps getting better. Denise outdoes herself with each book.
  • Harley92Springer
    Loved it and all of Denise Grover Swanks books! I started reading one Denise’s books and after that I just can’t get enough of her books Thank goodness for you Denise
  • Booma3
    Love the Carly books to be truthful I love all your books
  • Jeremiah&Gabriel
    These books just keep getting better and better! Love the Carly series just as much as I love Rose’s series! You’re the best ❤️
  • Avid R-der
    Buried in Secrets was amazing, it has you laughing, loving, crying and showing anger. I love that Denise keeps you on your toes with this book and how it’s so hard to put it down even to pee! I am excited and looking forward to the the next book.
  • C.edens
    Truly amazing! I’m enjoying the story line of these books so much! This series gives you everything. Laughs. Relationships. Drama. Heartbreak. These books make you feel like you’re right there in the town of Drum, in the middle of its craziness, and you do not want to miss it! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Brittster22
    Come on Denise don’t leave us hanging like this! Plus we won’t get the next book until June, man! I look forward to all new book releases from Denise, and this book no different. So good couldn’t put it down. This book has all the components of a classic Denise Grover swank book- suspense, romance, investigation, and great characters that we love so much. You won’t regret this read.
  • ByFelicia
    You guys, when the author announced that the release date was going to be postponed I was disappointed like most people. But, I also knew that the wait was going to be totally worth it. I. was. NOT. disappointed!!! Swank brought her absolute best to the table with this book. Carly has grown so much since she first arrived in Drum TN. I’ve enjoyed following along on her journey as she found that inner strength. I was filled with joy when Carly finally found a bit of happiness among her family and friends. It was good to see her be more herself, let her guard down, and enjoy life a little more. While the mystery was intriguing, it shed light on a very real and heartbreaking issue. The pace of the story was gripping and suspenseful while the twist and turns were very emotional. My heart was shattered by the end. I’m looking forward to the next book as the main story arc tension is building to an all time high. I know that Swank will give us nothing less than her best and I cannot wait!
  • Jamie-Kay
    This is the fourth book in the Carly Moore series. They must be read in order. I didn’t realize it until the end, but this book is very appropriately named. The entire town of drum is buried in secretes and Carly is determined to uncover them even when it may not be in her best interest to do so. In this fourth book of the series, Carly is still on her mission to take down Bart Drummond and move onto the bigger problems of her father. For me, this book didn’t progress the main storyline as much as I had hoped. She really hasn’t come any closer to taking down her father and thus regaining her real life than she was in the first book. The plot was engaging and did keep me guessing on certain things all the way until the end. There was even an edge of my seat moment where my heart was racing to find out what was about to happen. I had just hoped for a few more answers and we seemed to only have gotten more questions.
  • Sarabelunc
    I absolutely love the Carly Moore series. I read this book when I needed a getaway from my real life and it was just what I needed to forget my worries! Carly is trying to take down Bart Drummond. When one of the taverns customers commits a crime, Carly starts her own investigation to see if Bart had any part in it. There are many twists and turns, with the ending leaving me emotional. You will not regret spending time with Carly in Drum, TN. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Sweetsballer
    Another solid book that has so much info with twists and turns. I didn’t want to put it down.
  • CassLandy15
    Cannot wait to read how Carly’s story unfolds! I hope Denise takes her time revealing the Bart take-down then her father’s take-down. I know Carly can do it!
  • Xcvxvxbdbbd
    Great book!!! I felt every emotion possible throughout this journey! I love the characters and highly recommend this series. DGS is hands down the best author I have ever read!
  • Lynda.Custer
    Buried in Secrets is by far an emotional ride for the reader. The fourth book of the Carly Moore series promises to reveal what secrets are hidden in the town Drum, Tennessee. Carly’s secret: hiding from her father is not as secret as she would like. Carly wants to know what Wyatt and Max’s secrets are. Their mother, Emily Drummond, appears to have a greater knowledge and influence on the town and wants to involve Carly. Further, Carly continues to investigate Bart Drummond’s favors. Marco pursues his romantic relationship with Carly as she slowly works through her trust issues. Carly is still living with Hank who is encouraging her to trust Marco. She really doesn’t know anything about Hank other than he treats her better than her father and feels safe. Will she ever know the true Hank? Carly is naturally inquisitive about the town she has begun to love and identify as home. She wants to protect and improve the lives of the people she meets. She wants to really know who they are. Will this come at a cost as she continues to investigate? Will Carly continue to put herself and others in danger to find what is buried in secrets? I receive an Advanced Copy of this book for free and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Bnh001
    Buried in Secrets is absolutely riveting! I stayed up half the night finishing this book because I was unable to put it down. This is a true page turner that will emotionally drain you in the best possible way! Carly and Marco team up again and set out to investigate a new murder in town. They're hoping to find evidence that will tie things back to the evil Bart Drummond in their quest to take him down. Denise has taken Carly to the next level in this book. Her character growth and new found strength has been amazing. She is such a dynamic and complex character who I just adore! Buried in Secrets is full of action, suspense, and surprises, and just when you think you have it figured out, Denise throws in a major curve ball of unexpected events. Such an addictive series!
  • Harlis99
    This one has Mystery for miles. Buried in Secrets had a different vibe for me than the other books. It maybe that Carly is a little more settle in, or is she? Carly’s mini mystery within this book is a great story. You will have all the feels throughout this book. I honestly can’t tell at this point if we are about to break the surface with understanding what is really going on in Drum or if we are still in the deep dive on our way to getting to the bottom of it all. It’s an exciting journey either way. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Krsy001
    Buries in Secrets is the 4th Carly Moore book and man is it a ride. Here are some of the emotions that I went through just reading the book: elation, happiness, heartbroken, humorous, tense.... and there a a ton more. Denise knows how to write a great story. She knows how to keep you interested in what you are reading. In other words, she writes a really great book. As Carly goes on an adventure through out Drum and Ewing, she finds that some secrets could be the deadly kind. She also finds happiness even though it could put them in danger. Carly has a major choice to make. Can she make the right one? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Laura-01
    This book is everything....it’s definitely a roller coaster. Gosh, I’m still in shock. I feel like I need to sit in a corner and just rock myself back and forth for comfort. The emotions are real, the heartache cuts deep, the comedy is hilarious, and the love is genuine. This book will tug at you and when you least expect it, shred your heart to pieces and burn it all to hell. I enjoyed seeing how Carly’s character has become a strong character. I enjoyed watching her stand her ground and not be told what to do and instead she decides on which path to take. Putting all my cards on taking out the general in the next installment. Can’t wait!!
  • PRC-88
    While reading Buried in Secrets I found myself thinking “what a good book this is” on numerous occasions. Because it genuinely is a GOOD book. The timing, attention to detail, character development, suspense, narration.. everything. It’s just written perfection! And I may be a little biased because I love Carly! I love her background. I love how she was introduced. I love watching her bloom, and I am ECSTATIC at the direction her love life took in Buried in Secrets, though it’s not what I originally thought I wanted. It suits her. And I couldn’t be happier. The mystery this time around, WOW! This author always leaves me guessing, and second guessing, but I never saw this ending coming! And even more, I have no idea how this is going to play into the overall arc. I’m still on the edge of my seat knowing we’re getting close to a Carly and Bart show down. Not to mention all the other players that keep popping up in the background... I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • MK198513
    I’m speechless. It was intense and every bit amazing. This was the usual exciting mystery and suspense but then it added additional twists that leaves you stunned. “Just one more chapter...” This is what I repeated to myself over and over into the middle of the night. Lack of sleep, bags under my eyes, eyes heavy. I just kept wanting to see what would happen next. Someone in town has been arrested for cold blood murder. One that no one would have expected. Carly is determined to find out why and if there is a tie to Bart Drummond which could bring more evidence to help her bring him down. She of course digs into so many secrets she needs to sort out which ones to focus on. Secrets that no one would have guessed. I absolutely love how the author takes you on an investigation to find all these clues, your mind can’t resist going into different scenarios to figure out the mystery yourself. I think that’s what makes it so much fun is trying to figure it out with the information you come across. Once you think you figured it out... BAM! There is an unexpected event Think things are leveling out and you are thrown for another loop and your jaw drops. But that’s not all, let’s add another hook into the storyline. This was emotional but so well written that it leaves you with a book hangover. Highly recommend reading this book as well as the series if you haven’t already started. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • ML27
    Holy Smokes! This story was a perfect slow burn, following a twisted trail of secrets and lies, leading up to an unexpected explosive ending that blew me away. Carly Moore is my favorite kind of heroine! She sees beyond the surface and looks for the truth of the situation, even when it leads her directly into danger. While she hasn't been in Drum even a full year yet, she has become invested in the people and the community. Unfortunately, in a town that has been beaten down like Drum, Carly's charitable actions only seem to build more distrust between her and the town-folk. Carly is working to bring down the man who threatened to reveal her past, but with trust issues of her own, she's questioning everything and everyone. I loved everything about this book! I cannot wait until Carly's next book in June.