Three Graves Full is an inventive and well-written thriller with plenty of surprising twists, some humor and a good dash of horror. There is almost a Gothic element as the drama unfolds while bodies are excavated from Jason Getty’s garden.
“There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard.”
Three Graves Full grabs the reader from the first sentence,
Mason’s characters are well drawn. The plot is good and for the most part the pace and drama of the story holds the reader’s interest.
Be warned that it gets a little gory now and then. And the writing style makes is easy to imagine the scenes being depicted.
Interestingly, Mason also explores ideas such as “the liar’s margin” — that space where memories are stored that is delineated not by what happened, or how or where it happened — but by why. It is interesting ideas like this that, for me, make Mason one to watch out for in the future.
Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason is published by Gallery Books. ISBN9781451685039 Price US$24.99 (hardback). (Disclosure: a free review copy was made available via Netgalley.com)