A Curve in the Road

Release date: August 14, 2018

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.

A shattered life. A new hope…

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 shocking and unimaginable secrets out into the open. To make matters worse, following the crash, Abbie is plagued 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 as 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.

Perfect for bookclubs! Reader discussion questions are included.

A Curve in the Road is stunningly emotional…the kind of book that breaks your heart into pieces, and then mends it back together in the end.” —Donna Alward, New York Times bestselling author

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“A Curve in the Road keeps you turning the pages—and reaching for the Kleenex. It’s a tragic but ultimately hopeful story of second chances, and a deftly woven tale that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.”

- Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Julianne MacLean takes us on a compelling journey through loss and grief to new beginnings. A gripping, emotional read.”

- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author of The Swallow’s Nest

“A Curve in the Road follows a path of tragedy, secrets, and redemption where all roads lead to forgiveness.”

- Mary Campisi, bestselling author of A Family Affair

“There is nothing I love more than a book about secrets and, man, does A CURVE IN THE ROAD have secrets! Julianne MacLean has crafted an intricate and emotional story that pulled me in and didn’t let go. Clear your schedule. Bring a snack. This one will keep you reading late into the night.”

- Bestselling author, Emily Bleeker

“Once again Julianne MacLean has created a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book. It is a tale of betrayal, love, soul-searching, and forgiveness. There are twists and turns around every corner and through it all you will find yourself rooting for Abbie MacIntyre, a wife, mother, a woman betrayed, and truly likable protagonist.”

- USA Today bestselling author, Bette Lee Crosby

"Wow. I was sucked into Abbie's story from page one and couldn't stop reading. After her car is slammed off the road by a drunk driver, everything in Abbie's seemingly perfect life unravels. A CURVE IN THE ROAD is a fast-paced, tightly plotted page-turner; an intricate tale of family secrets, unexpected twists, the resilience of the human spirit, and the coolest dog since Enzo."

- Bestselling author, Barbara Claypole White

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