Fiction by Mary Willis Walker.
A fast-paced thriller, this book grabbed my attention from the beginning. A schoolbus driver and almost a dozen children are taken hostage and held underground by a crazy cult leader. There's also a female journalist who has a strange history with the madman and she may be able to help free the kids before it's too late. Cool premise, right?
The only thing I didn't like about this book was the title. I feel like a thriller should have a short, exciting title, like "Trapped!" or "Buried Alive!" But maybe I'm overthinking it.
An exciting read!