Mad River Road Author:Joy Fielding After spending a year in prison, Ralph Fisher has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to obtain the address of his former wife -- the woman he blames for his fate and against whom he has sworn vengeance. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's ... more »next step is to travel from Florida's sandy beaches to Dayton, Ohio, where his ex-wife is struggling to make ends meet on Mad River Road.
Also in Florida, Jamie Kellogg wakes from an agonizing nightmare of her mother's funeral, and assesses her life: a pretty but unaccomplished twenty-nine-year-old woman in a dead-end job, with an ex-husband in Atlanta, a married lover in the hospital, and a virtual stranger in her bed. But this stranger is everything the previous men in her life weren't: tender, attentive, and adventurous. After convincing Jamie to quit her miserable job and ditch her judgmental, perfectionist sister, he proposes a romantic getaway. While Jamie wonders if this thrilling man might finally be her Prince Charming, they plan a road trip to visit his son, who lives with his mother on a street called Mad River Road....« less
what a wild ride this book was...who's telling the truth? what are the lies? who can be trusted? Jamie meets the guy who she thinks is the guy of her dreams, but is he? Lily and Emma live on Mad River Road, but do we really know them? A book full of questions, and in the end (thank goodness) the author answers them...a good mystery.
I see several other people didnt care for this book. I have to say that I absolutely loved it. The twist at the end was good, did not see it coming. Nothing I hate more than making myself finish a book even though you can see the end coming a mile away. This was NOT one of those books.
Excellent mystery , really kept you guessing. You can figure it out if you really try, especially if you have read her books before and have a feel for her style. I like that though, don't like a book that pulls a character out of thin air at the end. Really enjoy this author's books.