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The Dangers of an Ordinary Night

Fiction | Domestic Suspense

Lynne Reeves draws on three decades of expertise as an internationally recognized school and family counselor, as well as her lifelong passion for theatre for her riveting new novel of suspense, THE DANGERS OF AN ORDINARY NIGHT, which Crooked Lane Books will publish on November 9, 2021. 

This twisty and affecting thriller, which combines a meticulously constructed crime story with a devastating domestic drama about the blind spots in our most precious relationships, will be irresistible to book clubs. Readers will relate to these seemingly ordinary characters who harbor explosive secrets. They’ll be called to examine the deepest mystery of family life—why we often hide our private struggles from the people we love most.

On a chilly fall evening at the prestigious Performing Arts High School of Boston, best friends Tali Carrington and June Danforth go missing after an audition. Two days later in a town south of Boston, Tali is found disoriented and traumatized by the ocean’s edge, while June is pronounced dead at the scene. Tali’s mother, Nell, determined to protect her daughter from further emotional trauma, dismisses the rumors of her husband’s involvement and enlists the help of Cynthia Rawlins, a brilliant reunification therapist who is struggling with her own pain. Meanwhile, Detective Fitz Jameson uncovers a criminal undertow involving the high school’s overachieving students and finally sees an opportunity for personal redemption from a secret that’s haunted him for years. As Nell, Cynthia, and Fitz are forced to confront the consequences of their past decisions, they must also determine what lengths they’re willing to go to protect the people they love—and still save themselves. 

Lynne's Other Books

General Fiction

"In Girl Sent Away, Lynne Griffin takes on a topic that's rarely discussed but which richly deserves our attention: the fear-based teenage boot camps that serve as a dark undercurrent to our domestic culture.

A terrific and terrifying story, and one that should be told. Brava to Griffin for having the courage to do so." --Roxana Robinson, author of Cost and Sparta

General Fiction

Acclaimed novelist and nationally recognized family expert Lynne Griffin returns with Sea Escape--an emotional, beautifully imagined story inspired by the author's family letters about the ties that bind mothers and daughters.

Entertainment Weekly says, "Sea Escape is a multigenerational family story that will pluck the heartstrings."

General Fiction

Life Without Summer tells the story of Tessa, a mother who has lost her four-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run accident and the grief counselor, Celia, who tries to help her to put her life back together. When their lives begin to intersect in unexpected ways, each woman's intensely personal journey reverberates with universal themes about the connections between love, truth, and forgiveness.

Negotiation Generation Book Cover

Nonfiction | Parenting

 Nationally recognized behavior management expert Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd offers a proactive plan with tools to reclaim parental authority, establish boundaries, tactics for ceasing negotiation or reliance on rewards and punishments. Based on the specific ages and temperaments of children. Featuring anecdotes from more than 20 years of parental consulting, the author reveals the real struggles parents face in raising today's children.