Author: Tara Sivec
Published on: August 9, 2015
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Format: Physical ARC
“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway
I hear screams in my head.
I see blood on my hands.
When I look in the mirror I see a stranger.
How is it that I can remember bits and pieces of my life, but nothing of any importance and nothing that makes any sense? Everything is twisted and nothing is right. I’m choking with every breath I take, suffocating on the unknown.
Two days ago, everything changed. Two days ago, the people I should trust the most became strangers in my convoluted head. The dreams I have can’t be real. The fleeting memories that whisper through my mind are scary and wrong…they have to be. If they aren’t, I have something much worse to fear than my fractured mind. I need to find out the truth, even if it destroys me.
I've been told my name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old and I live in a prison…
“The secrets are hidden in the walls of this prison. They will destroy you before they set you free.”
Bury Me was a vast departure from Tara Sivec’s normal work. I’m used to her fun comedies and romances but this book was darkly twisted and mysterious. The story quickly grabbed my attention from the first page. I wanted to know what was happening, why it was happening, and who was behind it all. It left me scared and numb and questioning what the f**k I just read.
“I run because for the first time since I woke up, I’m not sure I want to know the truth.”
Ravenna Duskin wakes up not knowing what happened to her three days prior. All she knows is that three days ago she was found in the woods broken and bruised but with no memory of that night. She has memories of her past and her family life but none of it seems to make sense to her. The things like her favorite color or how she dressed and wore her hair all seem foreign to her.
“My name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old, I live in a prison, and I will find out the truth, even if it destroys everyone around me.”
She desperately wants to unravel the mysterious that surrounds the last few days but the more questions that she ask, the more it feels like everyone around her is lying. Everyone seems to hiding things from her and she’s determined to get to find out the truth. As Ravenna begins to get flashbacks of her memory, she also begins to have dark thoughts. It leaves her with more questions than and as she tries to uncover the truth it leads to frighting revelations that completely blew my mind.
“My name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old, I live in a prison, and these secrets and lies will not kill me; they will only make me stronger.”
I seriously want to applaud Ms. Sivec. She kept me guessing throughout this story. Every time I believed that I figured out a piece of the puzzle, she added another twist that added to the dynamic of the story. The further into the book that I read, the more I began to have a constant feeling of nervousness and fear. I didn’t know who to trust or what version of the truth to believe. This story was so different from what I’ve read lately and I enjoyed every twisted and insane minute of it.
“Secrets never stay hidden no matter how deep you bury them. Mistakes will always come back to haunt you and get their revenge.”
Before I can command my feet to move toward the shape—the safer of the two evils—I hear another sound in the opposite direction and foolishly turn my head. Something heavy and solid crashes against my skull and I feel myself falling. Darkness descends over me one last time, covering my eyes, clogging my ears and stealing the breath from my lungs. Nothing will ever be the same again.
Nothing will ever be good again.
It will all be bad.