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05-08-2014, 09:05 PM
I'm so excited to be able to post the synopsis that Gallery Books just finalized for their Spring 2015 catalog.

Big breath. Big nerves. Here we go:

Gallery Books, On sale: February 1, 2015

Jamie Mason

Monday’s Lie

From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (The New York Times) 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 isn't what she thought he was.

Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married 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 has his eye on a new life... a life without her, one way or another.

Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect her mother’s lessons and the “spy games” they played together, in which Dee learned memory tricks and, most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions 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 deciding if a “normal life” is really what she wants 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, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

Siri Kirpal
05-08-2014, 09:39 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Ooh! Very nice!


Siri Kirpal

Chris P
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Calla Lily
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05-09-2014, 05:40 PM

When do we get to see a cover? :D

05-09-2014, 05:44 PM

05-09-2014, 06:39 PM
I like how they link the new book with the first with "digs into her unconventional Past." Whether intentionally or not.

CGs and good luck with the new run-up to release!

05-09-2014, 06:52 PM

When do we get to see a cover? :DTen minutes after I do. I'm so nervous and excited about that part.

05-09-2014, 06:56 PM
Thank you guys, always, for being here and being so supportive.

05-09-2014, 06:57 PM
I like how they link the new book with the first with "digs into her unconventional Past." Whether intentionally or not.

Ha! That's funny. I didn't think of that. I can dig it.

05-09-2014, 07:02 PM
Ooohhh, congratulations!!

Cathy C
05-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Fabulous! May it hit the top of the NYT list! :D

05-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Congrats and good luck! It sounds really compelling!

05-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Congrats Jamie! Pretty cool.

* I was in a book store in Baltimore Maryland awhile ago and they had a perfect little display of your book!

Old Hack
05-09-2014, 08:38 PM
I loved your first book. And it looks like I'm going to love your next.

Write more!

05-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Oooohh, I want to read this.

05-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Wow, congrats!

05-09-2014, 10:23 PM
Three thumbs up, because two is not enough...

05-10-2014, 12:29 AM

Maze Runner
05-10-2014, 11:04 PM
I love this premise. I look forward to reading this book. Congratulations and all like that. Bbbbbest!

05-10-2014, 11:19 PM
Wonderful news. And look, no dog. :)

Ari Meermans
05-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Well, who can resist that? Congratulations!

05-11-2014, 12:23 AM
Wonderful news. And look, no dog. :)

Don't even say it...


05-11-2014, 04:35 AM
What an intriguing synopsis! And the blurbs from NYT and Peter Straub aren't bad, either. Best of luck, and add me to the list of people who want to see the cover. Then I want to see the foreign covers. The ones for Three Graves Full were bizarrely awesome.

05-11-2014, 05:26 AM
It sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read. :)

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05-16-2014, 04:19 PM
congratz 'n way2go! Calls for :Cake:s! :)

05-20-2014, 04:51 AM
Wow amazing- congrats!!!

lianna williamson
05-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Your book sounds awesome! I am adding it to my TBR list so I'll remember to look for it when it's published. :)

06-05-2014, 04:30 AM
Congrats! I can't wait to read it because I loved Three Graves Full! :hooray:

06-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Only just spotted this thread, Perks. Congratulations. :partyguy:

06-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Thank you, you sweet and wonderful people.

I hope everyone knows how much it's always meant to me to have AW here. I joined back in March of 2005. Over the years and the rejections and the false starts, I can't say that I wouldn't have given up without you angels.

Thank you so much for being here and being brilliant.

06-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Fantastic, Jamie!! Congratulations! So deserved. Can't wait to read another Mason title! (-:

06-05-2014, 11:32 PM
Oops missed the big announcement. Congratulations! I enjoyed your first one and will definitely look for this one.

06-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Wow - That sounds awesome. Congratulations and best of luck! Very inspirational to see that you have been a member of this board for quite some time!

06-07-2014, 02:11 PM
You have the write stuff! Keep righting and writing! :D
2005 seems so long ago.

06-16-2014, 05:22 AM
Sounds amazing, congratulations! Keep up the amazing work.

06-16-2014, 12:43 PM