Review: Three Graves Full

threegravesfullby Jamie Mason

Over a year ago, mild-mannered Jason Getty killed someone and buried him in the backyard. Just as he’s learning to live with what he’s done, police unearth two bodies on his property — and neither is the one he put there.

TGF is really enjoyable once you give into Mason’s style of writing. She uses strange metaphors and complicated analogies that sometimes work against the flow of the narrative by trying to over-describe the action. However, she always brings the reader back around by changing the narrative viewpoint, allowing another character to share their interpretation, that usually cleared things up for me. So the book became better the more that I just went with it.

I will admit that I was very hesitant when the narrative focus given over to Tessa, it just didn’t seem to work at first. Again, once I gave in to the novel, those sections became very insightful.

And beyond Tessa, Mason’s characters are also highly complicated in all the right ways.

All in all, it was good though I sometimes felt like I didn’t get what the book was trying to say…

3 out of 5 stars.

Eric

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