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No one’s ever accused me of writing likable characters. The protagonists of my four novels have been called, “divinely flawed; troubled; utterly deceptive.” They’ve also been called, “carefully crafted” and “wonderfully complex.”
Like all elements of craft, setting must do more than one thing at once. So my goal for writing The Dangers of an Ordinary Night was to turn up the dial on every element of craft using setting…
DARK RIVERS TO CROSS
DARK RIVERS TO CROSS is a powerfully moving exploration of how far a mother will go to keep her children safe–an intimate portrait of a family defined by secrets and lies. Riveting, propulsive, and haunting, with bonus points for its wilderness setting, I loved this book!”
– Karen Dionne, author of THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER
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An entertaining tale of life in the mountains near the upper Penobscot River. The tension builds throughout the narrative and I was very involved in the overall tale and story. Enjoy the ride! – CE Williams
First Clue Revue
As flashbacks that are haunted with fear take readers back to Lena’s long-ago struggles and her arrival in Millinocket, present-day determination, exasperation, and love bring us closer to an unpredictable and scary finale. This fast read is for those who enjoy strong protagonists digging their way out of tough circumstances.—Henrietta Verma
May 2022—Audio rights to Dark Rivers to Cross sell to Dreamscape Media
March 2022—Reprint edition of The Dangers of an Ordinary Night sells to Harlequin for its Worldwide Mystery Program
THE DANGERS OF AN ORDINARY NIGHT
The shock of the opening gradually recedes into something else — a sensitive examination of a dysfunctional family and a full-of-secrets community that claims to be seeking the truth.
—The New York Times
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Readers Entertainment: Behind the Words
REVIEWS & GUEST ESSAYS
Guest Essay at Writer Unboxed: Setting in Fiction
The Day Review
…a compelling opening, Reeves heightens the tension and possibilities with an array of characters, motives, and scenarios.
New York Journal of Books Review
“As the suspects add up, the suspense and mystery escalate until the unexpected and shocking conclusion, making this a true nail-biter.”
…an extraordinary mystery. If Agatha Christie had lived in Boston, she would’ve written a mystery similar to this one.
Red Carpet Crash Review
A solid thriller with twists and turns to keep the reader engaged throughout the novel.
Book Club Cookbook: Après Theatre
Crime Reads Essay: The Psychology of Reading and Writing Crime Fiction
Guest Essay at Book Club Babble: Hidden Pictures in Fiction
Guest Essay at Your Teen Magazine: Emotional Flooding in Teens
Guest Essay at Rogue Women Writers: Dark Emotions and Character Likability
Thrilling & Chilling Reads: Year End Thrillers Perfect for Halloween
Kirkus Review of The Dangers of an Ordinary Night
…a three-act tragedy that peers beneath every parent’s worst nightmare…with chapter titles drawn from twenty-seven plays…Reeves’ uncommonly assured novel, by turns sensitive and scarifying, identifies an elusive target and hits it dead on.
Authorlink Review of The Dangers of an Ordinary Night
Lynne Reeves writes from the heart. Her experience as a renowned counselor informs her writing to create a gripping story of the consequences of family secrets.
Psychology Today: Edgar Allan Poe Inspires Us to Strive
A conversation with Catherine Baab-Muguira
Psychology Today: Making Meaning from Loss
A conversation with Maryanne O’Hara
Psychology Today: Poets & Resilience
Psychology Today: Personal Narratives Chart a Path Toward Healing
A conversation with author Caroline Leavitt
Lynne Reeves Griffin signs two book deal with Crooked Lane Books, writing The Dangers of an Ordinary Night (November 2021) and Dark Rivers to Cross (December 2022) under the name Lynne Reeves. [Publishers Marketplace]