Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"A tale of friendship, betrayal, and shattering secrets that threaten to destroy a small Mississippi town. When Marshall McEwan left his hometown at age eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away ultimately spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C. But just as the political chaos in the nation's capital lifts him to new heights, Marshall is forced to return home in spite of his boyhood vow. His father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and the town is in the midst of an economic rebirth that might be built upon crimes that reach into the state capitol--and perhaps even to Washington. More disturbing still, Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, patriarch of one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club. When archeologist Buck McKibben is murdered at a construction site, Bienville is thrown into chaos. The ensuing homicide investigation is soon derailed by a second crime that rocks the community to its core. Power broker Max Matheson's wife has been shot dead in her own bed, and the only other person in it at the time was her husband, Max. Stranger still, Max demands that his daughter-on-law, Jet, defend him in court. As a journalist, Marshall knows all too well how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Without telling a soul, he joins forces with Jet, who has lived for fifteen years at the heart of Max Matheson's family, and begins digging into both murders. With Jet walking the dangerous road of an inside informer, they soon uncover a web of criminal schemes that undergird the town's recent success. But these crimes pale in comparison to the secret at the heart of the Matheson family. When those who have remained silent for years dare to speak to Marshall, pressure begins to build like water against a crumbling dam. Marshall loses friends, family members, and finally even Jet, for no one in Bienville seems willing to endure the reckoning that the Poker Club has long deserved. And by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth, he would give almost anything not to have to face it"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Characteristics: 590 pages ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062824615 (hardback)
0062824619 (hardcover)


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May 21, 2019

This has more twists and turns than a person can imagine. A surprise right up to the end.

May 14, 2019

Not one of Greg Iles better books but a good read nonetheless. Every author comes out with a dud from time to time. If this is his dud, then he's still doing okay. The one thing I was very disappointed in was his introduction of his brother's exploration of homosexuality (no spoiler here). It seems that he was just jumping on the current "everybody support the gay movement" craze. It had absolutely nothing to do with the story. Some other sexual references made me scratch my head as well. The story itself, though, wasn't bad.

May 04, 2019

Loved this book. I have read all of Greg Iles novels and can hardly wait for his next one! This one was a real page turner.

Apr 22, 2019

I've read the previous two books of the Trilogy; they were excellent. This one? Well, I wonder if Mr. Iles caught the flu or suffered with measles or was otherwise unsettled. The story just is both over-the-top and completely underwhelming. The re-runs of "In the Heat of the Night" appear to be highly poetic and intellectual compared to this offering. Gratuitous sex, so much violence and killing, an unheroic protagonist, and so on. I like to think I've learned something when I finish a book, but this book and all that's in it, I would like to unlearn. Yuck.

Apr 09, 2019

I have read all of his past books and really enjoyed them. I couldn't even finish this one, reads like a soap opera, a boring soap opera. I have read other review sites where they mention the political bias in the book as the reason they didn't like it. I don't care about that, the whole story was just too wordy and a typical Southern small town corruption book.

Mar 19, 2019

Well, I don’t even have to say anything if you are a Greg Iles fan because you will know how good this book is. He does it again!

Mar 15, 2019

Hadn't read this author before. Book read like a soap opera with guns. Finished the book to see if Victor Newman made a cameo. Incredibly overwrought (and endless) dialogue. Also, for you baseball fans out there, the three references to the game were so off base (get it?) to be cringeworthy.


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