Monday, February 1, 2016

River Road by Carol Goodman

Product DetailsA well-liked teacher, Nan Lewis, is accused of driving drunk and killing one of her students, Leia Dawson. She claims she hit a deer, then went out in search of it, only to pass out. But Leia is dead of a hit and run at the same spot where Nan claimed she hit the deer.

Nan refuses to believe she may be an alcoholic.  She'd started drinking a little to help numb the pain when her six-year old daughter, Emmy, died of a hit and run at the same spot where Leia had been killed. But now, even her co-workers and students fear that Nan, under the influence of alcohol, may be actually been responsible for Leia's death.

This is a gripping story from beginning to end. Emotions the reader can feel right up to the end will keep the reader engrossed in this story of love, loss, and forgiveness. River Road is a great read.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

In a Dark, Dark Dark Wood - Review

Product DetailsI loved the writing style of this book, even though the ending was pretty obvious almost from the beginning. Why would someone accept an invitation for a pre-wedding party, (but not the wedding itself) from a former friend who has remained pretty much a non-friend for almost ten years?  Curiosity? Maybe. But I did find it hard to believe.

That said, I couldn't put it down. The writing itself was captivating enough to hold my attention. And there were times in the middle of the book, I flip-flopped about what else might be going on.  I had to get to the end to confirm my first conclusion, which was right on the mark.  My guess is that you'll enjoy the book even though the ending is probably obvious to anyone. Definitely worth the time.