Cemetery Road

Cemetery Road

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Overview

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Natchez Burning trilogy returns with an electrifying 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062824653
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 67,449
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was the first of thirteen New York Times bestsellers, and his new trilogy continues the story of Penn Cage, protagonist of The Quiet Game, Turning Angel, and #1 New York Times bestseller The Devil’s Punchbowl. Iles’s novels have been made into films and published in more than thirty-five countries. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children.

Hometown:

Natchez, Mississippi

Date of Birth:

1961

Place of Birth:

Stuttgart, Germany

Education:

B.A., University of Mississippi, 1983

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Cemetery Road: A Novel 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Greg Iles has lost his writing mojo. It is exruciatingly obvious he is just looking for a paycheck with this book. Extremmely disappointed.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Have+read+all+of+his+books+and+anticipated+this+one.+it+Was+just+not+nearly+as+good%2C+it+was+slow+to+develop+and+full+of+unnecessary+plot+line.+characters+not+as+well+developed+as+in+previous+books.++
Anonymous 6 months ago
as+usual+Mr%2C+Iles+has+proven+again+not+only+to+be+a+gifted+wordsmith+but+also+an+amazing+story+teller+who+has+the+reader+so+mesermized+%2C+they+never+want+to+stop++reading+until+the+end++.+.....albeit+over+600+pages+
Anonymous 4 months ago
Would have been better without all sexual Descriptions and cuss words. In all it was a Good book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Can not believe this is not on best sellers list This author captures the South and the way it was Many kudos to him and his true understanding
Anonymous 6 months ago
I always say that I couldn’t put one of your books down.. and it’s the truth. I’m awaiting the next heart stopping journey.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I felt like this book had three endings Iles is a good writer but drug this book out to the point that it didnt make sense
Anonymous 6 months ago
Entirely evolves around sex not one character to like
Anonymous 6 months ago
could+not+put+this+book+down.+so+many++twists+and+turns.+thank+you+Mr.+Iles+for+writing+this+book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great read
Anonymous 3 months ago
Greg Isles is an amazing author. Cemetery Road is an amazing story. Certainly in my top ten!
Anonymous 3 months ago
wanted+more%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
A bit disappointed, as this was not Mr. Iles best. Far too much descriptive sex, far too much background on locations and companies. Perhaps his next book will be written in his usual style.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Another winner Great character delineation sand intricate plot with twists to keep you reading Lyrical landscape description Can hardly wait for Isles next great read
Anonymous 4 months ago
Pulls you in and hooks you till you just have to finish it!
Anonymous 4 months ago
while+I+found+the+story+line+compelling+and+attention+grabbing%2C+it+is+difficult+to+recommend+to+othets+because+of+the+heavy+use+of+profanity++I+feel+a+little+goes+a+long+way+and+can+be+a+turn+off+to+many%0A
whatsbetterthanbooks 2 days ago
Ominous, pacey, and tragic! Cemetery Road is a gritty, engrossing novel about life in Bienville, Mississippi, a small town struggling with socioeconomic depression, corruption, murder, scheming politicians, and powerful, rich, white businessmen with no scruples. The prose is descriptive and tight. The characters are tormented, scarred, and complex. And the plot is a rollercoaster ride of twists, turns, deception, allegiances, revelations, greed, power, violence, infidelity, integrity, heartbreak, and grief. Overall, I would have to say that Cemetery Road is a dark, meticulous, deliciously suspenseful thriller that’s classic Iles with its journalistic backdrop, long-buried secrets, southern mentality, and complicated familial dynamics.
Anonymous 5 days ago
I didn't think it could be as good as his trilogy, but i was wrong, the story and characters were fantastic, Its a book you simply cant stop reading, Please dont stop writing!!!!
Anonymous 9 days ago
Anonymous 12 days ago
Having+waited+anxiously+for+this+new+book+to+arrive+on+my+Tablet+I+was+disappointed+to+be+disinterested++by+page+75.+Nothing+captured+my+imagination+by+that+time.+Too+much+trivia+and+deadwood.+Truly%2C+I+was+bored+thinking+of+621+pages+of+THAT.+Long+books+are+great+for+me+to+get+involved+such+as+this+would+have+been.+I+didn%27t+give+up+but+trudged+forward.+Cemetery+Road+got+more+interesting+over+halfway+through...but+I+napped+a+lot%21+Characters+were+not+believable.+Iles+is+a+favorite+author+of+mine++usually.+Not+one+I%27d+read+over%21
Anonymous 18 days ago
Delphimo 26 days ago
Greg Iles tells an interesting story, but drones on and on when the story should have ended. The language and the graphic scenes provide the gore and excitement that are necessary for current readers, but this reader becomes insulted with the repeated language. The main female character, Jet Turner Matheson, stands as an evil vixen, that the reader sees as the main threat for goodness for Marshall McEwan. Greg Iles shows greed and meanness of his characters, and very little goodness leaks through the holes.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I enjoyed the book but I must say I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character. But the plot was entertaining, suspenseful at times and reflects today’s political climate.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Greg+Isles+never+disappoints%21++love+love+love+his+books%21
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good story. Fast pace. Fun to read.