Buried Secrets

Some things should stay hidden: An Ella Perri Mystery, Book 1

Fiction - Mystery - General
380 Pages
Reviewed on 05/05/2020
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Author Biography

Krissy Baccaro is an author of mystery and suspense. She recently published her short story, LUCA, and her novel, BURIED SECRETS on Amazon. Krissy collaborated with authors from several countries to bring forth fantastic tales. Together they published Once Upon a Story: A Short Fiction Anthology. This book includes two of her short story mysteries, "Luca" and "Monster." "Monster" will soon be available for separate purchase on Amazon.

The author is a proud member of several online writing groups, and most active in Active Alumni Writers. The Alumni helps authors critique and support one another's writing projects to polish stories into bestsellers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Buried Secrets An Ella Perri Mystery, Book 1 is a historical sleuth mystery novel written by Krissy Baccaro. Ella loved the cottage her Poppy built on the shore of Skaneateles Lake. Poppy and Nonna were the best grandparents in the world, and their friendship became the glue that helped her survive the awful accident that claimed her beloved Jack and left her feeling guilt over surviving when he hadn’t. Now Poppy was gone, and Ella wasn’t quite sure how she would hold up without him there. Ella and Poppy had a closer bond than anyone else, and he had confided a secret to her as he was slipping away. There was a box and he wanted her to find it. Poppy also warned her to be careful who she trusted. Along with the pictures and memorabilia were three small white envelopes marked: “Private Do not open without permission.” As she worked her way through the box, she found herself entranced by the correspondence she found between a woman named Gianna and a man named Franco. Who were they? Ella’s quest to find the box her Poppy mentioned became an obsession, one her best friend Jamie helped her with. Would there be more clues about Gianna and Franco -- and why had Poppy warned her about trusting others?

Krissy Baccaro’s Buried Secrets follows the grief-stricken Ella as she travels to the old country to solve the mystery left to her by her grandfather and learns how to forgive herself for the accident that led to the death of her Jack. Baccaro’s book is steeped in World War II history, and the details of Ella and Jamie’s trip to Italy is made beautifully real in this well-written and superbly researched book about the past. The author's characters are deftly honed and authentic, and her plot is unpredictable and will provide armchair sleuths with loads of fun and red herrings to puzzle along with. Buried Secrets: An Ella Perri Mystery, Book 1 is most highly recommended.