book cover of Open Grave

Open Grave

(2016)
(The third book in the Beacon Falls series)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, a new installment in her award-winning thriller-suspense series featuring Lucy Guardino:

A secret buried in an open grave returns to haunt a small town...

When divers discover an antique car with a skeleton inside, the Beacon Group dispatches TK O'Connor to lead the investigation into the sixty-year-old cold case.

It's TK's first chance at lead investigator and the former Marine is determined not to let her team down. But, almost as soon as she arrives in the downtrodden rustbelt city, her challenges mount.

First, there's the issue of identifying the man inside the car. Who was he and why did he seemingly drive off a cliff into a quarry, leaving no trace of his life behind?

Then, there's the brewing racial tensions in the city. A white police officer is on trial for shooting a black man and the verdict is due any minute. When a second killing occurs, TK suddenly finds herself at the center of a new investigation while the town literally explodes around her.

As protesters storm the once peaceful town, it's up to TK and her boss, Lucy Guardino, to untangle the truth, both past and present. But is the truth powerful enough to stop the violence before any one else is killed?

OPEN GRAVE is the ninth Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller from "a master of the genre."

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Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers in order:
SNAKE SKIN
BLOOD STAINED
KILL ZONE (a Suspense Magazine Best Novel of the Year)
AFTER SHOCK: a Lucy Guardino novella
HARD FALL (Thriller Award Winner)
BAD BREAK: a Lucy Guardino novella

Beacon Falls Mysteries featuring Lucy Guardino:
LAST LIGHT
DEVIL SMOKE
OPEN GRAVE
GONE DARK
BITTER TRUTH
LESSER EVIL

Praise for CJ Lyons' FBI Thrillers:
"A high stakes adventure with dire consequences." ~New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry

"A compelling new voice in thriller writing... I love how the characters come alive on every page." ~New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

"Everything a great thriller should be - action packed, authentic, and intense." ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

"Highly engaging characters, heart-stopping scenes... one great rollercoaster ride that will not be stopping anytime soon." ~Bookreporter

"Storylines as hypnotic as the characters are magnetic...(Lyons) delights and satisfies." ~National Examiner

5 out of 5 stars: "CJ Lyons imparts such realism, it is hard not to become emotionally invested. Intense. Edgy. Believable. Highly recommend!" ~Best Fiction Books on SNAKE SKIN

TOP PICK! 4 1/2 Stars: Combine Dirty Harry with a loving wife and mother and you might end up with Lucy Guardino. Fans of Lyons' hospital-set series will love the change of setting and thrilling pace. One note: readers with a fear of snakes should pick up this story carefully. Regardless, you won't be able to put this one down. ~RT Book Reviews on SNAKE SKIN

"An action packed thriller from page one! An amazing fast paced story with characters that jump off the page and capture your heart. A must read!" ~My Book Addiction on BLOOD STAINED

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for CJ Lyons's Open Grave

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Open Grave: Large Print Edition (Beacon Falls Cold Case Mysteries)
Author(s): Cj Lyons
ISBN: 1-939038-81-2 / 978-1-939038-81-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgy Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Open Grave: a Beacon Falls Mystery featuring Lucy Guardino (Beacon Falls Mysteries)
Author(s): CJ Lyons
ISBN: 1-939038-48-0 / 978-1-939038-48-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgy Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Open Grave: A Beacon Falls Mystery Featuring Lucy Guardino
Author(s): Cj Lyons
ISBN: 1-5380-1090-9 / 978-1-5380-1090-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nook Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Open Grave: Large Print Edition
Author(s): CJ Lyons
ISBN: 1-72074-275-8 / 978-1-72074-275-3
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Open Grave: A Beacon Falls Mystery featuring Lucy Guardino (Beacon Falls Cold Case Mysteries) (Volume 3)
Author(s): CJ Lyons
ISBN: 1-939038-49-9 / 978-1-939038-49-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgy Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Open Grave (Beacon Falls Novel featuring Lucy Guardino Book 3)
Author(s): CJ Lyons
Publisher: Canelo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Open Grave: a Beacon Falls Thriller featuring Lucy Guardino (Beacon Falls Cold Case Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): CJ Lyons
Publisher: Edgy Reads
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA