Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
It didn’t take me long to become thoroughly engrossed in this story and it’s characters. I have never read anything by Carol Goodman, but now I can’t wait to!
Nan Lewis was still grieving the death of her young daughter 6 years earlier, a death which she still blamed herself for. She had gone inside to write down an idea for her new novel and she didn’t see when Emmy ran into the road and was hit by a car. Nan no longer wrote but she was dedicated to the students in her creative writing classes at Acheron College. Her job was her whole life. So she was horrified when one of her favorite students was killed by a hit and run driver and even more horrified when she realized she was a prime suspect. She was determined to find out what really happened that night – a night when she was very upset because of being denied tenure, had a little too much to drink, had hit a deer on her way home and had passed out sitting on a log in the woods near where the hit and run occurred. All of a sudden friends, students and colleagues were all suspect and Nan began to question her own actions before the horrible accident. River Road is a beautifully written, atmospheric psychological thriller where everyone is harboring a secret but only one person is guilty!