The Buried Book by D.M. Pulley is the second book I read in Winter Park, after finishing A Short History of the Girl Next Door. I randomly selected it from one of the many free Amazon Prime books available on Kindle.

Amazon Description

When Althea Leary abandons her nine-year-old son, Jasper, he’s left on his uncle’s farm with nothing but a change of clothes and a Bible.

It’s 1952, and Jasper isn’t allowed to ask questions or make a fuss. He’s lucky to even have a home and must keep his mouth shut and his ears open to stay in his uncle’s good graces. No one knows where his mother went or whether she’s coming back. Desperate to see her again, he must take matters into his own hands. From the farm, he embarks on a treacherous search that will take him to the squalid hideaways of Detroit and back again, through tawdry taverns, peep shows, and gambling houses. 


My Review of The Buried Book

After the first chapter, I felt bad for Jasper and intrigued by what his mom was up to. I was pulling for him each chapter to find the truth. I never really figured out his father, but I’ll chalk that up to reading it after a full day of skiing.

His cousin Wayne played a big role too. I had a love/hate relationship with him. Just when I thought he was a mean little bugger, he’d provide Jasper a helping hand. All their shenanigans were entertaining.

Overall it was a good book! Although it had some good character development and was easy to follow, it wasn’t the gripping thriller I was hoping for. Next time I go on vacation I’ll pack more books!