Reef Road

A Novel

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Pub Date 10 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 10 Jan 2023

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When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children—collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020.

Reef Road is magnificent. It feels utterly real, a novel of deeply personal context. It swerves between truth and lies—the lies that lead to an even deeper—and more devastating—truth. Though pure fiction, it reads as compellingly as a mixture of memoir and exposé. It has left me shaken to the core. Deborah Goodrich Royce writes with brilliant understanding of the mystery and occasional grace of trauma.” —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

A young woman’s life seems perfect until her family goes missing. A writer lives alone with her dog and collects arcane murder statistics. What each of them stands to lose as they sneak around the do-not-enter tape blocking Reef Road beach is exposed by the steady tightening of the cincture encircling them.

In a nod to the true crime that inspired it, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Reef Road probes unhealed generational scars in a wrenching and original work of fiction. It is both stunning and sexy and, like a bystander surprised by a curtain left open, you won’t be able to look away.
When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend and a panicked...

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ISBN 9781637584965
PRICE $27.00 (USD)
PAGES 272

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Deberah Goodrich Royce has done a brilliant job of bringing to life a past true crime with this exceptional novel. An elderly writer is coming to terms with and seeking atonement for the murder of young girl who was a girlfriend. of her mother's. Her mother's life was forever changed which in turn changed the raising of her own child. There are many twists and turns in the story that involve the daughter of the man responsible for the murder some seventy years ago. The story is divided by the lives of The Writer and The Wife and capture moments of grief, obsession, intimacy, truth, lies and trauma. A five (5) star read.

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Superbly written. A dark psychological thriller that had me entirely engaged from page one. It’s about an unsolved murder from decades past and an author who strives to uncover the truth. A wife who’s own lies and betrayals get twisted beyond recovery. But how is it all linked?
I couldn’t get enough of this story, it’s written so well I felt like i was right there alongside the author, desperately trying to figure out what had happened on that terrible night many years ago.
This was the first book I’ve read from this author and will definitely be looking up her other ones.
Highly recommended.

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