Truth Lies Buried

Truth Lies Buried Drive Keep quiet Don t touch the boss s wife Well two out of three ain t bad Sam Riley leaves the army disillusioned and lonely but alive and finds work as a bouncer at an Essex nightclub After def

  • Title: Truth Lies Buried
  • Author: Lesley Welsh
  • ISBN: 9781503935785
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Drive Keep quiet Don t touch the boss s wife Well, two out of three ain t bad.Sam Riley leaves the army disillusioned and lonely, but alive, and finds work as a bouncer at an Essex nightclub After defusing a particularly nasty situation, Sam is employed as a personal security guard for Monica, wife of local gangster Benny, and their young son, Brando Seduced by glamoroDrive Keep quiet Don t touch the boss s wife Well, two out of three ain t bad.Sam Riley leaves the army disillusioned and lonely, but alive, and finds work as a bouncer at an Essex nightclub After defusing a particularly nasty situation, Sam is employed as a personal security guard for Monica, wife of local gangster Benny, and their young son, Brando Seduced by glamorous, manipulative Monica, Sam is persuaded to help Benny find his way to a shallow woodland grave.But even as Sam and partner Joe leave the crime scene, the plan takes an unforeseen twist, and everything begins to unravel Monica disappears, leaving Sam to babysit Brando, while every Essex villain lines up to take over Benny s empire.One killing follows another as Monica desperately clings to power, and Sam is forced to confront the ghosts of a traumatic youth in order to protect Brando from a similar fate.

    One thought on “Truth Lies Buried”

    1. Lesley Welsh takes us through the title burial right away. Benny Cohen is the hastily-interred corpse. Sam(antha) Riley, in league with her old friend, Joe, as well as her employer (and lover), Monica Cohen, wife of the victim, are the perps. Sam, it turns out is also the protagonist and the narrator of most of the book's key chapters. She's a hard-ass lady with hard-ass background--soldier, bouncer, and more. But she's got heart and tender side which makes her as vulnerable as it does admirable [...]

    2. I need to start this by saying a great big thank you to Tomas & Mercer and Netgalley for an ARC of this book. I'm so glad I read it. ​​This book started off brilliantly, Lesley Welsh is a new author for me, and one I will certainly be watching out for.​Right from the first few chapters we had action, and a few OMG moments. one of which I had to go back a few pages and re read to check I had read it right.Brilliant opening. Grips you and drag's you right into the story line, leaving you [...]

    3. I’m not sure what it was about this book but I just could not get into it completely. The story is good enough and kept me wanting to know what will happen next so was it the writing that was the problem for me? It may have been. There was a lot of ‘thought’ speech from the lead protagonist which threw me sometimes. Did she really say that? No, she was only thinking it. As I said the story was good and original and you can see a huge amount of effort has been put into the development but I [...]

    4. First off, I like the clever title, juxtaposing Truth and Lies. The addition of Buried is made very clear at the outset when a local gangster is interred in a shallow grave, thanks to Sam Riley, ex-Army, who’s doing it for a very potent reason. We’re not privy to the fact that Sam is a woman until page 25, but I don’t think this can be a spoiler as the cover features a woman: Samantha wants to spend the rest of her life with the deceased’s wife, Monica. Unfortunately, Monica also has a s [...]

    5. The plot of Truth Lies Buried twists and turns as tightly as a corkscrew. A gripping gangster novel with a fantastic protagonist. Like a cross between Cassavete’s ‘Gloria‘ and ‘The Long Good Friday.’

    6. I am quite disappointed with this book. It promised so much but the writing style pulled up short. I can see that the author really wanted this to be an edge of your seat thriller but she missed her mark. I was glad to finish.

    7. Enjoyable gangster bookMust say I enjoyed this book very much. There were so many bad guys in it didn't know who was double crossing who. Once I got in the groove of it and had all the characters sussed out it became a real story. Wont give away the end but my favourite characters get to live on. Happily ever after eh. Nice work👌 Lesley Welsh

    8. BrilliantLoved this book. A really good readWould love to read more from this authorA very easy read as well

    9. Truth Lies Buried by Lesley WelshGreat holiday read. Plenty of action,a imams and children. And of course there is always a little romance. Good plot plenty of twists and turns.

    10. Good readIntriguing characters kept me waiting to see who was killed next could really feel the person's personality I enjoyed this book

    11. Truth Lies BuriedExciting, fast moving story and one not for the faint hearted. Plenty of action with quite a few shocks thrown in A good read.

    12. Drive. Keep quiet. Don’t touch the boss’s wife…Well, two out of three ain’t bad.Sam Riley leaves the army disillusioned and lonely, but alive, and finds work as a bouncer at an Essex nightclub. After defusing a particularly nasty situation, Sam is employed as a personal security guard for Monica, wife of local gangster Benny, and their young son, Brando. Seduced by glamorous, manipulative Monica, Sam is persuaded to help Benny find his way to a shallow woodland graveI was lucky to receiv [...]

    13. I really enjoyed this book by Lesley Welsh. Set in Essex, we follow Sam Riley around the seedy underbelly of the south east of England as she tries to weave her way through the criminal underworld and her ex-boss who is trying to lynch her. What I particularly loved about this one was the way Welsh creates characters such as Sam and Brando who are both good and bad in their own particular way. Nearly every character came across as real people with all the complexities and mood swings you'd expec [...]

    14. Review based on ARC received from NetGalley:Truth Lies Buried starts with the immediate aftermath of a murder and slowly reveals the protagonists past involvement with some of the less savory members of society who have gang/underworld ties. Sam left the army and in the course of working as a bodyguard for the spouse of an underworld club owner, begins an affair with the woman. Once it becomes apparent that the wife is the more dangerous of her foes, Sam risks everything to protect the dead mobs [...]

    15. Samantha Riley is trouble personified. No matter what she does or where she goes trouble is sure to follow, or already be there. She has never really cared, just handled trouble as she saw fit, and pretty much come out of situations okay, or at least alive. Then she becomes involved with Monica. Monica who has everything any woman would want or need. A rich husband and an adorable eleven year old son, Brando. At the end of the day selfishness will get you no where but death.All Sam wants now is [...]

    16. I was surprised at some of the twists in this book. What I thought it was going to be and what it turned out being was really great!Sam was working for a family and winds up being asked by her lover to kill the husband. Once done- the lover turns and Sam winds up becoming a guardian for the child of killed husband. It has a lot of the criminal element trying to kill Sam and the boy. The boy is a brat at the beginning but as you watch the relationship between he and Sam grow, its sweet!I really e [...]

    17. One smart kid!The book grabs you from the beginning, but you don't realise until you come up for air (or a coffee) & realise you've read sixty+ pages, forgo the drink & carry on reading! A rich tapestry of characters - the good, the bad & the ugly - all develop & as the book progressesLoads of threads to the plot, which weave a rich tapestry as the book progresses & characters show their true selves.Would recommend to any one who likes their main served up with lots of side d [...]

    18. I received this arc from Netgalley. This book was terrible!! The only reason I even finished it was I had to leave a review. I'll keep it short so I don't spoil it for others. Sam comes across as a dimwitted fool. After all of Sam's past experiences, the actions that are chosen by her are downright ridiculous. Example: multiple bad guys are after Sam, so she goes right back to the same damn house where she's been staying at. How stupid is that? Enough. I've wasted enough time on this disaster. D [...]

    19. I read for entertainment and to be taken to another place in my mind. This book certainly did that. There are gangsters and bad guys galore. Even the good guys, both male and female, have a bad side. But there is also love of family included and what it takes to make a family. The plot was well written and the characters came alive with amazing personalities. I enjoyed reading this book. I received this novel free from NetGalley for an honest review.

    20. Sam Riley left the army and went to work for Benny Cohen. Then she is working for his wife, Monica. When Benny is killed his will reveals that he is wanting Sam to be the guardian for his son, Bando. Now the fight is on for who controls the legal and illegal businesses Benny had. Every time Sam turns around someone is getting killed. Her main concern is for Bando and works to protect him through it all. Lots of twists and turns.

    21. This book was great and a perfect amount of writing. I recommend this book to all people who enjoy reading books about crime. The main character Sam Riley comes out the army and finds a job at a club. She meets some gangsters and theirs a kid. She babysits the kid while the gangsters go out and kill people. Sam gets traumatized from all the people they kill and she needs to not show the kid be traumatized. Sam is also hired to be a security guard for the gangsters wife Monica.

    22. I just wanted Sam to be a bit smarter! She's brave and strong, but she makes epic mistakes over and over again. It does have multiple plot lines with lots of characters. The villains aren't very clear cut. It has lots less good vs. evil where you can tell exactly what is going on. It has affairs, and after a while I was really weary of it. My copy came from Net Galley in exchanged for my honest review, and nothing more.

    23. This was an entertaining read. I really enjoyed the main characters (Sam, Brando, Joe). I did get lost with the number of side characters and what side they were on. However, the twists did keep me guessing as to what was going to happen next.Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    24. Enjoyable BookNever read a book by Lesley Welsh before but it was really good. Plenty of twists and turns in the storylines and great way of getting them to cross over each other. Will be looking for more books by Lesley to read.

    25. Worth a readThe story was good but the ending was stereotypically heterosexual. I won't say anymore as I don't want to spoil it for any readers. That being said it was still worth a read.

    26. Overall it's a good book .However there was way too many characters which was confusing and I got lost in the middle , I wasn't fan of the writing style. Having that said I liked some of the characters and liked the plot .

    27. I found the storyline and location (England) interesting, but I had a hard time with a lot of the slang terminology used throughout the book. I did find the various relationships between multiple characters very interesting and engaging.

    28. A good story about greed and insular people . Was too many characters in the book and I got a bit lost . But it picked up and I enjoyed it . I reviewed this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review . 4 stars from me

    29. well done - I especially liked that Sam is a woman and a tough/tender one at that. Some of the other characters are not so likeable but that's the point! The plot kept me guessing (don't want to give up any spoilers!). THanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I'd like to see more from Welsh.

    30. Gangsters galoreLiked the book very well written, did not like the chimp character or the descriptive prose regarding the children. Otherwise a good read.

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