Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: River Road by Carol Goodman

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Carol Goodman has been one of my favorite authors since I was in high school, which I wrote about last Thursday, so it's only fitting that I feature her next standalone thriller today.

From Goodreads: From the award-winning author of The Lake of Dead Languages comes a chilling new psychological thriller about a professor accused of killing her favorite student in a hit-and-run accident.

Nan Lewis, a creative writing professor at a state university in upstate New York, is driving home from a faculty holiday party after finding out she's been denied tenure. On her way, she hits a deer, but when she gets out of her car to look for it, the deer is nowhere to be found. Eager to get home and out of the oncoming snowstorm, Nan is forced to leave her car at the bottom of her snowy driveway to wait out the longest night of the year, and the lowest point of her life.

The next morning, Nan is woken up by a police officer at her door with terrible news; one of her students, Leia Dawson, was killed in a hit-and-run on River Road the night before. And because of the damage to her car, Nan is a suspect. In the days following the accident, Nan finds herself shunned by the same community that rallied around her when her own daughter was killed in an eerily similar accident six years prior. When Nan begins finding disturbing tokens that recall the death of Nan's own daughter, Nan suspects that the two accidents are connected.

As she begins to dig further, she discovers that everyone around her, including Leia, is hiding secrets. But can she uncover them, clear her name, and figure out who really killed Leia before her reputation is destroyed for good?


While I don't typically think of myself as a reader of thrillers, I will automatically read anything written by Carol Goodman. River Road is due out on Jan 19, 2016.

What book are you waiting on this week?

8 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds interesting. I don't read thrillers too.
    MY WAITING ON WEDNESDAY

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    1. This definitely sounds more thriller-y than most of her other books, but I'm willing to give it a try!

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  2. I haven't heard of this one, but I do love thrillers so I'll have to give it a shot! :) Great pick!
    Here's my WoW

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    1. She's one of my favorite authors, but I hadn't heard about it until last week!!

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  3. Wow! Sounds interesting. I also really like the cover for some reason - probably because I am sick of heat and humidity :)

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    1. I almost wish we had heat and humidity to complain about. We had a very late, very mild spring here, so I'm definitely ok with not having any more snow for a while!

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  4. This one sounds incredibly good but it's the first I've heard of it! Also, I love your blog design. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Oh thank you! I worry sometimes that it's a little on the boring side, but overall I really like it. If you're looking for a new design (not that you need one), there are a bunch of really great options at Designer Blogs.

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