The Mask of Midnight by Laurie Stevens

All We Buried
by Elena Taylor

Crooked Lane Books
ISBN 978-1643852911
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
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All We Buried

Review by Sheila Sobel

There’s a new sheriff in town and her name is Elizabeth “Bet” Rivers. Born and raised in Collier, Bet left the cozy, close-knit Washington community to pursue a career in law enforcement in the big city—the City of Angels—Los Angeles, California. Bet’s plan is to move up the LAPD ranks to chief and come back to Collier in twenty years, but family means everything to Bet. When her father, Sheriff Earle Rivers, calls her home to act as interim sheriff while he recovers from his illness, she puts her life in sunny Southern California on hold and returns to the chilly Northwest. Like her father always says, “Competition. Family. Responsibility. Loyalty. Collier.” Once back in Collier, it doesn’t take an LAPD detective to figure out that Earle wasn’t completely honest about his chances of surviving the cancer. When Earle passes, Bet is torn—return to Los Angeles to pick up where she left off with LAPD or remain in Collier to compete with Earle’s deputy to become the next elected sheriff? When a canvas-wrapped dead woman surfaces from the icy cold waters of the lake, Bet has no choice but to stay. Her first homicide. In a town unaccustomed to murder, but not unaccustomed to secrets. Some of which are Bet’s own. Secrets she’s kept buried since childhood. With her instincts, her LAPD training, and the ghost of her father’s wisdom to guide her, Bet sets a course for herself that will not only be life-changing, but life-threatening. Filled with interesting characters and intriguing plot twists, “All We Buried” is the first book in a much-anticipated series by Elena Taylor.

Elena Taylor lives on the banks of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River in a town made famous by Twin Peaks. When she’s not writing or working one-on-one with writers as a developmental editor, she can be found hanging out with her husband, dog, and two cats. Her favorite place to be (besides home) is the stables down the road, with her two horses Radar and Jasper. For more information, visit


Sheila Sobel’s debut, Color Blind won the 2017 Killer Nashville Reader’s Choice Award for Best Fiction YA and was a Finalist for the 2017 Silver Falchion Award for Best Fiction YA. Sheila was nominated for the 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing through UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. Learn more: