Thursday, November 10, 2022

Buried Deception by Amanda McKinney

Things aren’t as they seem… and people aren’t always who they say they are.

In the pulse-racing first installment of the On the Edge series, a criminal psychologist teams up with a former marine on a deadly wildland mission. Not even their hearts can stay out of harm’s way.

In the swamps of East Texas, alligators aren’t the only danger lurking in the shadows.

After a young woman is brutally attacked on a popular hiking trail, the evidence points to the notorious Black Cat Stalker. The town of Skull Hollow enlists Dr. Mia Frost to provide a psychological profile and assist in the investigation.

When another person goes missing, Mia partners with Easton Crew, former marine and current CEO of a tactical tracking company. Both Mia and Easton are stubborn, strong-willed, and independent, but neither can deny the smoldering attraction between them.

As professional lines blur, Easton starts to question Mia’s motives and worries she’s getting too close to the investigation. The mystery begins to unravel, but so does Mia’s mental health as the clues dredge up her own haunted past.

It soon becomes evident that things aren’t as they seem… and people aren’t always who they say they are.


Add to Goodreads.


Buried Deception by Amanda McKinney

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
Audiobook (US)  ~  Paperback (US)
~ Also Available with KindleUnlimited ~




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Mystery
Triggers: Click HERE to see Avid Reader’s review on Goodreads for trigger warnings.

This book grabs you from the start. Despite the brutality of the crime, you know that there is an underlying network in this small town.

Easton and his group are well known for their ability to track people through the tough forest in the area. The group is less in your face than I expected, but it was a nice surprise. I liked that the group was mentioned but didn't take a front seat.

Easton is a complicated leader. He knows that his job is important, but with a trauma in his recent past, Easton also knows that he doesn't ever want to be too late again.

Mia is an up and coming psychologist in the area and while she wants to help those around her, she is constantly battling her own demons. The Mia that everyone sees during the day is not the same Mia that is present at night.

When the past and present collide for Mia, it will take all of her training and trust to figure out what to do now and how to move forward.

These two, with their pasts haunting them, will need to learn to lean on each other and weave their way through grief and guilt.

I really enjoyed this story. I am looking forward to seeing what more this series has in store.



Author Bio

AMANDA MCKINNEY is the author of more than twenty romantic-suspense, mystery, and action-and-adventure novels. Her books have received over fifteen literary awards and nominations. She lives in Arkansas with her handsome husband, two beautiful boys, and three obnoxious dogs and enjoys hiking, daydreaming, and very dirty martinis (on occasion, all three at the same time).

Connect with Amanda McKinney

Facebook  ~  Instagram  ~  Website  ~  Goodreads


ARC provided by


Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Buried Deception (On the Edge #1) by Amanda McKinney to read and review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments are reviewed by a blog admin before being published. We thank you for visiting our blog & leaving a comment.