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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

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

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.

Storey Time Interview

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café

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



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


Readers Entertainment: Sneek Peek

Readers Entertainment: What Scares Me?


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

Rosepoint Reviews

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 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


The Big Thrill On the Cover Feature

Books and the World

The Parent Footprint

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]