Buried Threads

Volume 2

Fiction - Suspense
359 Pages
Reviewed on 12/22/2013
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Author Biography

Kaylin McFarren has received more than 40 national literary awards, in addition to a prestigious Golden Heart Award nomination for Flaherty’s Crossing - a book she and her oldest daughter, Kristina McMorris, co-authored in 2008. Prior to embarking on her writing journey and developing the popular Threads action/adventure romance series, she poured her passion for creativity into her work as the director of a fine art gallery in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon; she also served as a governor-appointed member of the Oregon Arts Commission. When she’s not traveling or spoiling her pups and three grandsons, she enjoys giving back to her community through participation and support of various charitable and educational organizations in the Pacific Northwest, and is currently the president of the Soulful Giving Foundation - a non-profit focused on cancer research, care and treatment at hospitals throughout Oregon.

From the Author:
Although Buried Threads is the second book in my Threads series, it truly stands alone. For many years, I've been able to travel to Japan and have enjoyed meeting and developing relationships with geikos and maikos within the walls of Gion's hidden world. Although I've taken these experiences for granted, I've recently come to realize what an amazing life I've lead and how these remarkable interactions have opened my eyes and enriched my life.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

Buried Threads by Kaylin McFarren is the second book in a series - however, you can very well just read the book on its own without knowing what happened in book 1. In volume 2, Rachel and Chase travel to Japan to help a monk - who turns out to be a rather unusual monk - to recover a precious sword. Unfortunately, he failed to mention that there would be quite a few complications along the way. Like the Yakuza. And sharks.

I chose to read this book because I usually love books that are set in Japan. Combine this with some adventure and it promises to be a good read. I couldn't quite give the book five stars because it took a while until the adventure actually started. I think the first 30 percent of the book could be a bit shorter - but that's just me. I liked how the characters were all very well developed and how they each had more or less clear goals and ideas that were unique to them. Many authors who use Japan as a setting just have no idea at all of the culture. Buried Threads is one of the books that doesn't mess up the Japanese background (there are mistakes, but people who don't know very much about Japan won't notice them). If you can overlook the mistakes, then the story is really well written, entertaining, and just the right mix of adventure, culture, and excitement. After a slow start, the book gets harder and harder to put down. At some stage you simply have to keep reading until you arrive at the end.