introduces readers to Marshall McEwan, a Pulitzer Prize journalist
from Washington D. C., who has had a chaotic relationship
with his father, lost his brother, lost his son, and is now
called back Mississippi when his father becomes terminally
ill. This homecoming isn’t without pleasure and pain.
He sees major changes and not all of them good. Upon one of
his friend’s death, Marshall changes his life and the
city of Bienville when investigating the death and discovers
so much more.
has always done a great job in developing in-depth characters
with several layers underneath and Marshall’s character
holds true to that. Readers will feel for Marshall’s
character, especially when he is dealing with his friend’s
death and his returning home to help his parents when his
father becomes ill. Readers will wonder why he goes back to
his high school sweetheart, Jet, even when he discovers questionable
things. The setting of the small city works well for this
type of story especially when Marshall is dealing with the
old timers of the town. Readers will want to read more when
another layer of the suspenseful mystery is unraveled.
a fan of Greg Iles, this reader was looking forward to Cemetery
Road and it did not disappoint. Even though it is a large
book, over 500 pages in this hardcover, it does not read as
a long book. It reads quickly and the ending is not to be
missed. Another excellent book by Iles!