by Jamie Mason
Gallery Books: February 12, 2013
I am really a lucky guy! I have been privileged to read some really great books since I started on my book reviewing journey, and this debut novel by Jamie Mason is no exception!
Somehow Ms. Mason is able to twist three off-kilter characters, with their strange, nearly crazy thoughts and actions into a cohesive and spell-binding story. And then, bring the story to a very satisfying and thought-provoking conclusion. Bravo! What a great first novel.
The writing flows easily, even when the ideas that the character is thinking are anything but mainstream. I was drawn into the narrative and had many ideas how it could turn out, but I was never positive of where I was going to end up. I will look forward to reading Ms. Mason’s next offering. Hopefully it won’t be too long coming.
I think that most people will enjoy this book. I give it a big thumbs up and 5 stars out of 5. I recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh new voice and an off-beat story.
I received this book for free from NetGalley.com.
Release date: February 12, 2013
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 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 Jason buried.
Jason races to stay ahead of the consequences of his crime, and while chaos reigns on his lawn, his sanity unravels, snagged on the agendas of a colorful cast of strangers. A jilted woman searches for her lost fiancé, a fringe dweller runs from a past that’s quickly gaining on him, and a couple of earnest local detectives piece clues together with the help of a volunteer police dog—all in the shadow of a dead man who had it coming. As the action unfolds, each character discovers that knowing more than one side of the story doesn’t necessarily rule out a deadly margin of error.
Jamie Mason’s irrepressible debut is a macabre, darkly humorous tale with the thoughtful beauty of a literary novel, the tense pacing of a thriller, and a clever twist of suspense.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (February 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
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.
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