Monday's Lie

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Gallery Books
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5.3 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Jamie Mason is the author of several science fiction novels and thrillers. Born in Montreal, he attended the University of Arizona and Chapman University. After a decade spent teaching in the southwest, he returned to Canada in 2005. He has worked variously as a think-tank analyst, a business manager, a professional musician and a private investigator. Now semi-retired and living in the woods of Vancouver Island, he devotes his time to writing and savoring the vanishing Canadian wilderness.


"A tense, gripping, witty, hugely satisfying thriller about a marriage gone horribly awry. Jamie Mason has a terrific, terrifying imagination."--Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of THE ACCIDENT
"Three Graves Full is an astonishing debut novel, smart and stylish and wonderfully light on its feet. Jamie Mason writes crisp, surprising sentences, and this aura of wit infuses her lovely plot with an absolutely Hitchcockian menace. I think she was probably born to be a writer, and I eagerly look forward to whatever she will do next."--Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author
"Calling Jamie Mason's books 'psychological thrillers' is like calling Fargo a detective movie--it's true, but it doesn't give you anything like the whole picture. They're much more. This is a thriller, all right, and one full of merciless twists--but it's also an edgy dissection of a marriage turned horribly sour, and a powerful exploration of the charged relationship between a mother with too many secrets and too much capacity for ruthlessness, and a daughter doing everything in her power to have neither. It's a gripping read, beautifully written, dotted with moments of black comedy and pulsing with an undercurrent of deep sadness."--Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET PLACE
"Not simply a great debut novel or a noble first effort; it is purely a wonderful book from beginning to end....Pitch-perfect pacing, unforgettable descriptions, and quirky but realistic characters abound from page to page. It is a perfect one-sit read, not because there aren't places where you can comfortably stop, but because you simply will want to keep forging ahead...Take the hint and read it."--Joe Hartlaub "Bookreporter "
"Superb...will entrance readers from page one. Sly, poignant, and beautifully written."--Library Journal, Starred Review
"A pulse-pounding climax... the depth of Mason's characters and the complexity of their relationships can stand with any."--Booklist
"Monday's Lie is an elegant and compact literary thriller. Mason's use of language is cunning and expressive, and her heroine's interior drama is as intriguing as the plot itself."--Knoxville News Sentinel
"Let's take Monday's Lie for what it is: one of the best thrillers you'll read, more flip than James Cain, yet full of much more food for thought than Alexander McCall Smith." --Asheville Citizen-Times

"Portraying characters so well and so thoroughly, examining and explaining their motives even for murder, requires a level of skill that is rare, marking this as an astonishingly accomplished debut and Mason as a writer to watch very closely."--Booklist, Starred Review (A Top Ten Crime Novel of 2013)
"Filled with biting wit and great prose style, Three Graves Full by newcomer Jamie Mason may be the debut of the year."--Bookspan (A Top New Book of 2013)
"Ripping good novel...Mason has a witty and wicked imagination."--The New York Times Book Review
"Mason's prose is at times as lovely as poetry, and wry humor deftly offsets her grim tale to devastating effect. This tale has more twists than a corkscrew and you'll find yourself surprised at nearly every turn... Mason has written a quirky and downright thrilling treat that is not to be missed."--Library Journal, Starred Review
"Mason strides confidently into Coen brothers territory with her highly entertaining, solidly plotted debut about loneliness and the need for companionship...With sly wit, Mason tweaks genre clichés while respecting crime fiction tenets."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together...Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."--Kirkus
"Deep and dark, yet funny, a refreshing combination that snags the reader like a grappling hook."--New York Journal of Books