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Written by Gilli Allan


150 hrt


Buried Treasure




Their backgrounds could hardly be further apart, their expectations in life more different.

And there is nothing in the first meeting between the conference planner and the university lecturer which suggests they should expect or even want to connect again. But they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Both have unresolved issues from the past which have marked them; both have an archaeological puzzle they want to solve.

Their stories intertwine and they discover together that treasure isn’t always what it seems.









A Well-Written, Easy Read!    Stars 3.5


An easy read, but I could have done with it being a bit shorter . . .

Jane is an event planner; whilst scoping out a possible venue she comes across Theo, an academic. These are the two main characters in the book – although there are others – and very slowly we get to know both of them and discover their very different pasts. 

I enjoyed getting to know both Jane and Theo; they are each interesting in their own way. However, I did feel that their back story took just a bit too long to come out. The mystery, whilst interesting, didn’t really grip me. Whilst I don’t mind archeological details, I did find them just a tad long winded, and I struggled at times to keep my full attention on the book. On the plus side, the book is well-written with no glaring errors (always a bonus to a pedant like me!). The setting is quite delightful, and the detailed descriptions let me easily imagine each location. It’s an enjoyable read but I would have liked it to be just a bit sharper. I wouldn’t take anything away from the writer’s skill though, and am happy to give this one 3.5 stars.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources both for my copy and for including me in this Blog Tour. All opinions are honest and entirely my own.


Tags: women’s fiction
  • Format: ebook,
  • Size: 481 pages
  • Publisher: amazon media
  • Publication Date: 19 June 2019
  • Purchase Links: amazon uk
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Author Bio


Gilli Allan

Gilli Allan began to write in childhood – a hobby pursued throughout her teenage. Writing was only abandoned when she left home, and real life supplanted the fiction.

After a few false starts she worked longest and most happily as a commercial artist, and only began writing again when she became a mother.

Living in Gloucestershire with her husband Geoff, Gilli is still a keen artist. She draws and paints and has now moved into book illustration.

Currently published by Accent Press, each of her books, TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY or FALL has won a ‘Chill with a Book’ award.

Following in the family tradition, her son, historian Thomas Williams, is also a writer. His most recent work, published by William Collins, is ‘Viking Britain’.


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