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Sunday New York Times Book Review

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night is chosen as one of the Best Books to Give this Season!

AARP Bookclub Pick

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night is an AARP book club pick.

Barnes & Noble Staff Pick

The Dangers of an Ordinary Night is a Barnes & Noble staff pick.

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

Book-inspired menus featured on the Book Club Cookbook.

In Conversation with Lisa Genova

Lynne Reeves discusses The Dangers of an Ordinary Night in conversation with bestselling author Lisa Genova.

Belmont Books Hosts Lynne & Hank Phillipi Ryan

Lynne Reeves in conversation with with bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan.

Savoy Bookshop & Café

Lynne Reeves in conversation with Jeanne Blasberg at Savoy Bookshop & Café.

Storey Time Interview

Lynne Reeves in conversation with Stephanie Storey about all things writing.

…a sensitive examination of a dysfunctional family and a full-of-secrets community that claims to be seeking the truth. —The New York Times


Mystery Thriller Mavens with Sara DiVello

A Mighty Blaze with Hank Phillipi Ryan

First Chapter Fun

Booklights with Lisa Kessler

Red Sneaker Podcast

Deborah Kalb Interview

Readers Entertainment: Behind the Words

Hasty Book List Interview

The Nerd Daily Author Interview


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.”

Gumshoe Review
…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]