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Three Graves Full (Book) Review

 
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Unpredictable yet believable.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Jason Getty has a problem. You see, the bodies the police have recently dug up on his yard are not the one he put there. Now he has a juggling act of answering questions and cooperating with the police, all while trying desperately not to look toward the as yet unfound grave site on the other side of the yard.

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Posted January 18, 2013 by

 
Full Fiendish Findings...
 
 

Jason Getty has a problem. You see, the bodies the police have recently dug up on his yard are not the one he put there. Now he has a juggling act of answering questions and cooperating with the police, all while trying desperately not to look toward the as yet unfound grave site on the other side of the yard.

It’s an interesting premise, isn’t it? Most of us have wondered, perhaps at one time or another, if we could just snap like the people you hear about on the news? What would it take for an otherwise good person to commit the ultimate crime? Well, Jason Getty knows, and he is terrified that someone, somewhere will find out his secret. But never has he considered that the body he buried in his backyard might not be the only one there. When two bodies are discovered buried near his house, Jason’s life becomes a constant juggling act between answering questions, allowing searches, and all around acting as unsuspicious as possible, all while completely terrified that the secret he has carried for so long will now be exposed.

While Jason is, of course, a huge focus of the story in Three Graves Full, there are some other main characters that regularly lend perspective to the tale. Leah, the young fiancee of one of the deceased tenants in Jason’s yard, has lived with the disappearance of her long time love for years. Having his body found at last is both a relief and a mystery. What was he doing there? Who killed him? How could he have stayed hidden for so long? While Leah was not naive to Reid’s wandering eyes, she still needs to find out for herself, and soon becomes intwined in a jumble of mishaps that no one could have predicted.

Detectives Bayard and Watts are the policemen assigned to the case, and while things may seem open and shut at first, Bayard has always sensed there is more than meets the eye in this case. Little did they know how very convoluted things would become. Author Jamie Mason does a great job switching back and forth between the perspective of these main characters, as well as a few others, and even as twisted as things become, you always feel like you have a handle on the story, even if you can never quite guess what will come next.

Three Graves Full is a wonderfully told story of murder and regret, of life and love, and even of learning to let go. It is both unpredictable and believable, and as hard as it is to figure out what will happen next, each and every thing that happens makes total sense within the story. This is just a great book all around – the perfect thing to make those long winter nights fly by.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)