Three Graves Full

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For fans of the Coen brothers' films or for those who just love their thrillers with a dash of sharp humor--an engaging and offbeat story about a man driven to murder, who then buries the body in his backyard only to discover that there are two other shallow graves on his property.""There""is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard."" With this memorable first line, we meet Jason Getty, a regular guy in every mild sense of the word. But extraordinary circumstances push this ordinary man to do something he can't undo...and now he must live with the undeniable reality of his actions. And just as Jason "does" finally learn to live with it, a landscaper discovers a body on his property--only it's not the body Jason 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 wake and shadow of a dead man who had it coming. With the tense pacing of a thriller and the language and beauty of a fine literary novel, "Three Graves Full" heralds the arrival of a stunning new voice in fiction.

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  • Hardback | 457 pages
  • 146 x 218 x 26mm | 539.99g
  • Thorndike Press
  • DetroitUnited States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 1410458210
  • 9781410458216
  • 1,468,982

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"Booklist "Starred Review: First-novelist Mason hooks the reader with her first sentence, "There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard." Mild-mannered widower Jason Getty is responsible for burying one body, but he's shocked when two others are discovered in his yard and found to be the work of the home's previous owner, Boyd Montgomery, who came upon his wife, Katielynn, in bed with Reid Reynolds three years earlier, just weeks before Reynolds was to marry his childhood sweetheart, Leah Tamblin. Getty, on tenterhooks, is massively relieved when police wrap up the latter two murders, until persistent detective Tim Bayard finds blood traces in Getty's house that point to a third crime. As Getty prepares a cover-up, Tamblin comes looking for answers and resolution, and what seemed a closed murder case opens up again. Racheting up suspense is one thing, and Mason manages it masterfully, particularly as it concerns Getty's fate. But portraying characters so well and so thoroughly, examining and explaining their motives even for murder, requires a level of skill that is rare, marking this as an astonishingly accomplished debut and Mason as a writer to watch very closely.--Michele Leber ""Booklist" "

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