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Buzzfeed Must Read Fall Thrillers
Dark Rivers to Cross is chosen as one of Buzzfeed’s Must Read Fall Thrillers!
Sunday New York Times Book Review
The Dangers of an Ordinary Night is chosen as one of the Best Books to Give this Season!
Cover Feature at The Big Thrill
The Dangers of an Ordinary Night is a cover feature in the December issue of International Thriller Writers magazing The Big Thrill.
Writer's Digest Feature
A conversation about addiction and the family dynamic with authors Jessica Lahey and Lynne Reeves Griffin.
Books and the World
Lynne talks with Alyssa Metcalfe of Cape Cod Writers’ Center about The Dangers of an Ordinary Night.
The Parent Footprint
The Dangers of an Ordinary Night: Sober Curious and the Impact of Addiction on Marriage and Parenting with Lynne Reeves Griffin
Guest Essay for CrimeReads
It was getting dark when I left the Boston hospital after working the day shift. I felt my bag being yanked from my shoulder before I saw that the person…
Guest Essay for Rogue Women Writers
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.”
Guest Essay for Writer Unboxed
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…
Book Club Cookbook
The Book Club Cookbook features a book-inspired menu for The Dangers of an Ordinary Night.
In Conversation with Lisa Genova
Lynne Reeves discusses The Dangers of an Ordinary Night in conversation with bestselling author Lisa Genova.
In Conversation with Hank Phillipi Ryan
Lynne Reeves in conversation with with bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan. An event hosted by Belmont Books.
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
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
Readers Entertainment: Sneek Peek
Readers Entertainment: What Scares Me?
REVIEWS | GUEST ESSAYS | COVERAGE
Guest Essay at WBUR Cognoscenti: Disenfranchised Grief
The Criminal Element: Cover Reveal and Novel Excerpt
Buzzfeed: Must Read Fall Thrillers
Worcester Telegram & Gazette: What Authors are Reading
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
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
The Big Thrill On the Cover Feature
Mystery Thriller Mavens with Sara DiVello
A Mighty Blaze with Hank Phillipi Ryan
Readers Entertainment: Behind the Words
The Nerd Daily Author Interview
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]