Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that showcases books soon to be published.

This week's pick: River Road by Carol Goodman
Due out:  January 19, 2016

Product information taken 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?


Verushka Byrow said...

Oh this sounds good -- and twisty! I am finding a new love for stories/characters like this recently. Here's mine:

Kay said...

You know, Carol Goodman is an author that I have meant to read for years and years. In fact, I likely have more than one of her books on my shelves somewhere. I just keep passing over them and reading something else. This book, River Road, sounds really interesting. Maybe this will be the one. LOL

Melissa Robinson-Arezzi said...

Oh this sounds really good. I might have to add it to my TBR pile. Great choice!


Barb said...

I have wanted to read this since I first saw it. I think it will be a great "snow is falling outside" winter read. Thanks for sharing it and reminding me to add it to the TBR!