Carol Goodman’s books have been nominated for the IMPAC award twice, the Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark award, and the Nero Wolfe Award. Her second novel, The Seduction of Water, won the Hammett Prize in 2003.
Vivid and atmospheric, full of mystery and magic, this beautifully written page-turner by bestselling author Carol Goodman portrays a world – both real and imagined – on the brink of change, and one girl’s relentless pursuit of the truth.
“River Road is a gripping read with emotion-charged twists and turns that you won’t see coming. Carol Goodman creates a heroine who’ll linger with you long after you close the book.”
— Tess Gerritsen, author of PLAYING WITH FIRE
All Avaline Hall wants is to enjoy her senior year at Blythewood Academy, the boarding school where she’s been trained to defend humankind from forces of dark magic.