Reading Matters

Jamie Mason reads from latest thriller Tuesday at Park Road Books

Ever wonder if your husband wanted you dead?

If you really think that’s what he wants, you must read Jamie Mason’s “Monday’s Lie.” In this literary thriller, Dee Aldrich uses the lessons taught at her mother’s knee -- when and how to lie -- to delve into her husband’s actions.

Author of a debut novel, “Three Graves Full,” Mason, who lives in Asheville, will read at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Park Road Books.

One blog post, by “Molly,” says this about “Monday’s Lie”:

“As women, we may not all have through-the-roof detection skills learned from our mothers, but we all have some knowledge, some power, that we refuse to use effectively. We may or may not feel that ‘normalcy’ is a goal to strive for, with its implication of feminine weakness as a desirable quality, but we all could use our talents a little more, and let ourselves be blinded by our own desires a bit less. In other words, we could all benefit from a read-through of Monday’s Lie.

On Mason’s web site, she mentions two books she’s recently read and enjoyed:

Karen Abbott’s “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy,” by the author of “American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee,” and Josh Stallings’ memoir, “All the Wild Children,”his take on his tumultuous childhood. Mason says it was Stallings’ insights and language that moved her.

Library Journal in a starred review, described “Monday’s Lie” as “superb... beautifully written.”

WHAT: Reading by Jamie Mason, author of the literary thriller, “Monday’s Lie”

WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3

WHERE: Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC., 28209

COST: Free and open to the public

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