Dig Into the Richly Suspenseful Storytelling of What We Buried

Part historical fiction, part mystery, part police procedural, this upcoming book can be read as a standalone or as the newest installment of Toronto-based author Robert Rotenberg’s Detective Greene series. What We Buried is a fast-paced, short chaptered and unputdownable book that has multiple timelines and a few settings, including a small-town in Italy and Toronto neighbourhoods and beautiful Ontario cottage country.

This is a fantastic combination of well-researched history and suspense that benefits from an interesting and diverse cast of characters. Told using multiple POVs, a sinister plot unfolds as Toronto police detectives unearth how events that happened decades before in a small Italian town impact what was initially thought to be a simple yet tragic current-day vehicular accident.

Layered and complex without being fussy or hard to follow, What We Buried is strong in its characterizations, intriguing plot and suspenseful storytelling, giving readers an amazing ride that will have them reading ‘just a couple more chapters.’

We are so excited to welcome Robert Rotenberg to WPL in March – join us for a discussion about the book and his illustrious career as a fiction writer, criminal lawyer, television screenwriter and teacher.


A Discussion with Robert Rotenberg
in partnership with Words Worth Books

Tuesday, March 5
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Eastside Branch


Laurie P.
Library Assistant, Eastside Branch

Laurie loves interacting with her library customers and seeing WPL’s newest branch become a vibrant community hub. As an avid reader, she enjoys giving book recommendations to customers and providing Readers’ Advisory training to WPL staff. She has a large personal library but often brings home an armful of library books by the end of her shifts. She loves reading physical books as well as using the Libby app to read eBooks or listen to digital audiobooks – particularly when she’s on a walk, hitting the gym or trying to make household chores more enjoyable. In her spare time, she is the book blogger behind The Baking Bookworm and reads voraciously in a variety of formats and genres – thrillers, contemporary fiction and CanLit being her favourites. She regularly attends author events, loves promoting public libraries and connecting with people about all things bookish – in English or American Sign Language (ASL).