River Road Book Review #23

I thought I was going to be able to finish River Road in a couple of days because it’s not very long and was easy to read.
Somehow the week got away from me and I ended up finishing it yesterday which has put me behind schedule on my Goodreads challenge. 
I’m hoping I’ll be able to get ahead on my challenge when the Summer holidays arrive.

River Road

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

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?

My Thoughts

It started off well, keeping me intrigued enough to find out the truth about Leia but then it seemed to slow down towards the middle.
By the end, I was satisfied with the outcome but I did find myself checking how many pages were left because it felt like there shouldn’t have been much more to say, yet it still carried on.

I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads.

River Road by Carol Goodman book cover
Goodreads 2019 reading challenge 23 books read

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2 Comments

  1. Lorna Holland 22nd June 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Ooh this sounds intriguing! I hope you manage to get back on track with your Goodreads challenge soon x
    #readwithme

  2. sarahmo3w 21st June 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I really liked the sound of that from the blurb, but it sounds like you didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I would have expected. I think I will give this one a miss based on your review.
    I’m the opposite to you – I read less in the school summer holidays and deliberately save up easier reads because I know I don’t have time to concentrate on complicated plotlines.

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