There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. But it could always be worse ...
More than a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed a man he wished he'd never met. Then he planted the problem a little too close to home. But now, just as he's learning to live with the undeniable reality of what he's done, police unearth two bodies on his property — neither of which is the one he buried.
As Jason's fragile peace begins to unravel, his life is hitched to the fortunes of several strangers: Leah, an abandoned woman looking for answers to her heartbreak; Tim, a small-town detective just doing his job; and Boyd, a fringe-dweller whose past is about to catch up to him — all of them in the shadow of a dead man who had it coming.
With the tense pacing of a thriller and the elegant style of a literary novel, Three Graves Full heralds the arrival of a stunning new voice in fiction.
Read Caroline Baum's Review:
Worthy of the Coen Brothers in its macabre humor, there won’t be a better set-up this year: after Jason Getty uncharacteristically murders someone, he buries them in the garden. But imagine his consternation when the police unearth two bodies on his property - and neither is the one he buried.
Just when you think the situation cannot get more bizarre, things get a little wild with the arrival of a very smart dog and a badly behaved monkey.
A brilliantly mischievous, twisted tale, with the same confident combination of tease and tension as Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
Three Graves Full sustains its southern laconic tone and relentless plot switchbacks to the very end.
Jamie Mason has well and truly arrived with this dazzling debut, but you heard about her here first.
About the Author
Jamie Mason was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, D.C. She's most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and, conversely, staying at home. Jamie lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina.
'This tale has more twists than a corkscrew and you'll find yourself surprised at nearly every turn... Not to be missed.' - Library Journal. 'An extraordinary debut novel... deep and dark, yet funny... destined to become a success.' - New York Journal of Books
Published: 26th June 2013
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 21.0
Edition Number: 1