Book Recommendation: Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

Book Recommendation: Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

 

Cemetery Road (2019) is the latest standalone novel by The New York Times bestselling author and Mississippi resident Greg Iles. This is an outstanding novel and definitely should be on your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books. Dolores and have read all 17 of his novels.

 

Greg Iles

Greg Iles was born in Germany in 1960. He grew up in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. He was active in a band called "Frankly Scarlet", but quit after realizing that the touring lifestyle was not conducive with his family life. Once no longer busy with the band, he turned his attention to writing.

Greg's novels have been translated into various languages and are published in more than 20 countries. In addition to his popular novels, he wrote the original script for the movie 24 Hours (later renamed Trapped).

When not writing, Greg spends some of his time playing music. He's a member of "The Rock Bottom Remainders", which includes other authors (Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Stephen King, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount, Jr., Matt Groening, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, and James McBride).

Greg still lives in Natchez, Mississippi, with his wife and has three children.

 

Books by Greg Iles

 

Goodreads Review of Cemetery Road

Sometimes the price of justice is a good man’s soul.

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.

“An ambitious stand-alone thriller that is both an absorbing crime story and an in-depth exploration of grief, betrayal and corruption… Iles’s latest calls to mind the late, great Southern novelist Pat Conroy. Like Conroy, Iles writes with passion, intensity and absolute commitment.” 
   —  Washington Post 

When Marshall McEwan left his Mississippi hometown at eighteen, he vowed never to return. The trauma that drove him away spurred him to become one of the most successful journalists in Washington, DC. But as the ascendancy of a chaotic administration lifts him from print fame to television stardom, Marshall discovers that his father is terminally ill, and he must return home to face the unfinished business of his past.

On arrival, he finds Bienville, Mississippi very much changed.  His family’s 150-year-old newspaper is failing; and Jet Turner, the love of his youth, has married into the family of Max Matheson, one of a dozen powerful patriarchs who rule the town through the exclusive Bienville Poker Club.  To Marshall’s surprise, the Poker Club has taken a town on the brink of extinction and offered it salvation, in the form of a billion-dollar Chinese paper mill.  But on the verge of the deal being consummated, two murders rock Bienville to its core, threatening far more than the city’s economic future.

An experienced journalist, Marshall has seen firsthand how the corrosive power of money and politics can sabotage investigations. Joining forces with his former lover—who through her husband has access to the secrets of the Poker Club—Marshall begins digging for the truth behind those murders.  But he and Jet soon discover that the soil of Mississippi is a minefield where explosive secrets can destroy far more than injustice.  The South is a land where everyone hides truths: of blood and children, of love and shame, of hate and murder—of damnation and redemption.  The Poker Club’s secret reaches all the way to Washington, D.C., and could shake the foundations of the U.S. Senate.  But by the time Marshall grasps the long-buried truth about his own history, he would give almost anything not to have to face it.

 

 

40604810

 

Image may contain: plant, flower, outdoor and nature

Pride of Madeira, Echium candicans, Conservatory Display,

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2786
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-250, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Posted by

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Just for Fun
Location:
Maryland Montgomery County Gaithersburg
Groups:
Photos
Tags:
roy and dolores kelley photographs
book recommendation cemetery road by greg iles

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,946,047
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Gonna reach for it. Thanks.

Jun 18, 2019 03:40 AM #1
Rainmaker
3,098,519
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Roy... another author I'd not heard of... this sounds like a really good page turner!

Jun 18, 2019 04:17 AM #2
Rainmaker
3,279,774
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. You and Delores are 17 ahead of me but will add it to the list. Thanks! Enjoy your day!

Jun 18, 2019 04:26 AM #3
Rainmaker
4,451,242
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Roy,

It has been a while since I read Greg Iles work.  This book sounds like a real page turner...It is now on my list.  A

Jun 18, 2019 10:09 AM #5
Ambassador
3,875,555
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Roy-I just added this author to my list!!!! Thank you!

Jun 18, 2019 05:08 PM #6
Rainmaker
754,028
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I marvel at the ability and creativity of writers, novelists, authors.  I wish I

had more of the writer's genes in my brain and DNA...

Jun 18, 2019 10:00 PM #7
Rainmaker
5,385,671
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Jun 20, 2019 06:08 AM #8
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
5,385,671

Roy Kelley

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention