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River Road - A Novel

Carol Goodman

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?

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?
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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?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

9h 26m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:41