*A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean, in my opinion, is an amazing show of great authorship and storytelling.
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage.
Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college.
But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely.
The search for answers will test her strength in every way—as a wife, a career woman, and a mother—but it may also open the door for Abbie to move forward, beyond anger and heartbreak, to find out what she is truly made of. In learning to heal and trust again, she may just find new hope in the spaces left behind.
First some SPOILER keywords: drunk driving, infidelity, side chicks/mistresses, narcolepsy, death
Now on to my feelings while reading this addicting book:
From the opening scene when Abbie leaves her mother’s house, you get the sense something bad will occur. Her thoughts are very introspective, the questions she asks about her life as she is driving on the road right before being struck by a drunk driver.
The obvious next emotion I experienced was the pain of the accident. While Abbie is trapped in her car and even on the way to the hospital it is so sharp that even you as the reader begin to think about your own experiences as someone being trapped or hurt in some way.
The terrifying emotion of grief is one that will also be the heaviest burden and you can’t help but experience this as Abbie MacIntyre tries to piece together the why and how of the event.
Now this one also keeps the pages turning and I mean turning fast. I was at work trying to catch every bit of the story as Abbie’s world unravels and she begins to question her own sanity.
Even though A curve in the Road is an emotional rollercoaster, there are pinpoints of light at the end of the tunnel as Abbie works hard to rebuild who she is and explore all that life has to offer.
I truly enjoyed this novel from start to finish, it is definitely another 5 star read from Julianne MacLean.
*This book was received for free for my unbiased review from Julianne MacLean and her publicist. Also, there are affiliate links in this blog, just so you know 🙂