“Superb…will entrance readers from page one. Sly, poignant, and beautifully written.” –Library Journal, starred review
“Pulse-pounding… the depth of Mason’s characters and the complexity of their relationships can stand with any.” –Booklist
“Quirkily endearing.” –Publishers Weekly
“A gripping read, beautifully written.” – Tana French, New York Times bestselling author
“A tense, witty, hugely satisfying thriller.” –Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author
From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (New York Time) debut novel Three Graves Full comes a new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband wants her dead.
Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason
Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing by marrying the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she’s starting to believe that her husband wants her gone, for good.
Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect the lessons and “spy games” in which she learned memory tricks, and most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins delving into her past to determine the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her husband seems to know more about it than Dee. Now, Dee must investigate her suspicions before it’s too late and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots. The trick, in the end, will be in discovering if a “normal life” is really what she wanted at all.
With pulse-pounding prose and atmospheric settings, MONDAY’S LIE is a thriller that delivers more of the “Hitchcockian menace” (Peter Straub) that made Three Graves Full a critical hit. For fans of the Coen brothers or Gillian Flynn.
Jamie Mason wrote MONDAY’S LIE with access to two contacts who worked in jobs under strict government security protocols, giving her an “insiders edge” that gives her spy story an authoritative voice. The novel’s “secret-agent/double-life” aspect was inspired by the real-life Valerie Plame case, and imagines how the next generation is affected by a parent’s decision to live a double life for their career. Jamie Mason lives in Asheville, NC.
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