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Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren
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Rachel Lyons and her partner Chase Cohen accept a contract to recover a lost priceless treasure in the Sea of Japan. However, upon arriving in Tokyo, they soon discover their mission is more complicated and dangerous than they originally believed. In order to prevent a natural disaster from striking Japan and killing millions, they must form an alliance with yakuza members, dive into shark-infested waters and recover three ancient cursed swords…before time runs out.
Grade: A (Five Stars)
This book is definitely one to pick up. It’s got a little bit of everything, and it doesn’t leave you hanging. It’s also able to be read without reading the first one in the series, so you won’t miss anything if you didn’t read Severed Threads. Reading this book is just an adventure. The author does a really great job of pulling you into the events instead of letting you stand on the sidelines and watch. I really liked that it was set in Japan, and that the main character has a treasurer hunting business! Talk about awesome jobs! Overall, I think this is a great read. It’s got a kick ass female lead, with a lot of adventure, mystery and even some nice romance scenes for those of us 18+. The author even had a great poem in the beginning of the book which helps readers settle into the story, and give them a bit of a guide. I read the book quickly, and didn’t notice any major errors or trouble spots. I was impressed that the author was able to introduce so many characters and plot points, but still manages to tie it all up in the end. This was a nice change, and an interesting book, and I do not think you’ll regret picking up a copy, or buying it for a friend for the holidays!
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Kaylin McFarren is a rare bird indeed. Not a migratory sort, she prefers to hug the West Coast and keep family within visiting range. Although she has virtually been around the world, she was born in California, relocated with her family to Washington, and nested with her husband in Oregon. In addition to playing an active role in his business endeavors, she has been involved in all aspects of their three daughters’ lives – taxi duties, cheerleading coaching, script rehearsals, and relationship counseling, to name but a few. Now she enjoys spending undisciplined time with her two young grandsons and hopes to have many more.
Although Kaylin wasn’t born with a pen in hand like so many of her talented fellow authors, she has been actively involved in both business and personal writing projects for many years. As the director of a fine art gallery, she assisted in furthering the careers of numerous visual artists who under her guidance gained recognition through promotional opportunities and in national publications. Eager to spread her own creative wings, she has since steered her energy toward writing novels. As a result, she has earned more than a dozen literary awards and was a 2008 finalist in the prestigious RWA® Golden Heart contest.
Kaylin is a member of RWA, Rose City Romance Writers, and Willamette Writers. She received her AA in Literature at Highline Community College, which originally sparked her passion for writing. In her free time, she also enjoys giving back to the community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest.