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Suspenseful read, treasure hunting in the Sea of Japan
on July 8, 2017
Kaylin McFarren is my newest favorite author, and I was so glad to be able to read her second in a series of treasure-hunting suspense novels. I would suggest that readers read her first novel in the series – Severed Threads – because Buried Threads builds on that story line to continue the exciting romantic adventures of Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen.
After rekindling their romance in Severed Threads, in Buried Threads Rachel and Chase are now the owners of a treasure-hunting enterprise. And as always, adventure is their constant companion.
This adventure takes them to the Sea of Japan and deep into Japanese culture. The duo accept the assignment to find an ancient Japanese treasure – a priceless green gemstone (dubbed the Heart of Darkness) inlaid into a samurai sword’s scabbard in a shipwreck. But there’s more…Rachel and Chase’s client believes that finding the gemstone will rescue the soul of the woman who originally stole the sword and will help avoid a catastrophic natural disaster that could annihilate millions of people.
McFarren was adept at weaving a detailed portrayal of Japanese society, culture and history, and the underbelly of Japan’s worst crime aficionados – the Yakuza gang members who are highly trained to kill. The book is well-written, fast-paced, and exciting as Rachel and Chase race against time and the impending doom of the monk’s prophecy of disaster.
If you’re like me, you will be easily hooked on this page-turning novel, and will read late into the night to find out how McFarren pulls all of the detailed threads together into a crescendo of an ending.