Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Marshall McEwan left Bienville, Mississippi at eighteen, vowing never to return. Now he's one of the most successful journalists in Washington D.C., but his father is dying, his mother is struggling to keep the family newspaper from failing, and Bienville 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. Marshall's high school sweetheart, Jet, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of the families that rule Bienville through a shadow organization called the Bienville Poker Club. Then two deaths rock the town: an archaeologist is murdered at a construction site; and Max Matheson's wife is shot dead in her own bed-- and her husband is the only other person in the room at the time.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062824615 (hardback)
0062824619 (hardcover)
9780062824622 (international paperback)
0062824627 (international paperback)
Branch Call Number: FIC ILES
Characteristics: 590 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 21, 2019

Have read all of Greg Iles' books. He's one of my favorite authors. Cemetery Road is not up to his usual good work. I found it rather boring and very slow moving. He went into too much depth in developing his characters. I found most of them uninteresting and way to "woe-is-me" and whinny. However, the book was a bit exciting the last two to three chapters. Also, and unfortunately, Mr. Iles makes political comments throughout the book are totally unnecessary. At one point he equates all Republicans to the evildoers in the book. Again, his political beliefs add nothing to the book and are totally unnecessary.

Jul 16, 2019

Highly engaging story of passion, greed, murder, and family relationships in small-town Mississippi. Not a quick summer read, but you won't be able to put it away and forget it without finishing it. Satisfying endings for all threads.

Exciting story - fast paced, several plots at one time. Characters are believable and the ending is unexpected.

Jul 06, 2019

Similar in some ways to other stories written by this author, the family theme pervades much as it does in the Penn Cage books. Like a well thought out jigsaw puzzle each character and subplot will fit together as momentum builds, something Iles has mastered for years. Well written, paced nicely, this is well worth reading for those that enjoy stories of the South, its racial and other elements an important part of the mix. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though I found the Penn Cage stories more to my liking, especially "The Devil's Punchbowl" which I'm reading at this moment. Enjoy!

Jul 04, 2019

I found the plot unbelievable as he continued to add more secrets and more drama at the end. I also didn't buy that Marshall was truly in love with Jet ever. They were not star crossed lovers. pretty simplistic to pit a nearly virginal Nadine against the sexually aggressive and morally compromised Jet and wonder which one Marshall really wants. Overall I am disappointed in this novel as I have liked his previous novels but I will say he seems to not know when to end the drama in any of his books and continues to build and build until any shred of reality is gone.

Jun 21, 2019

This was a great book full of good and evil characters with a plot that kept me on the edge of my seat. I would highly recommend this book. Greg Iles is a master at his profession.

Jun 20, 2019

A good read!

Jun 19, 2019

This took a while to get into it, but the last third was a could not put down page turner. Probably too long for book club, but a good mystery.

Jun 18, 2019

A good read as are all of Greg Iles books. I always feel like I'm getting a free tour of the areas that his stories take place. In depth and good plot line.

May 25, 2019

Very fifthly book -- obviously a " left wing " zealot who wrote this book -- the book was too long and too boring-- unless you want to read about a lot of loosers and stupid story lines. This is the first and last Ill ever read of his books. Should bury this book in the "Cemetery"

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