A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean

A Curve in the Road

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...

Details A Curve in the Road

TitleA Curve in the Road
Release DateAug 14th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Audiobook

Reviews A Curve in the Road

  • Erin
    Thanks to Netgalley for an e- ARC in exchange for an honest review Set in Nova Scotia, A Curve in the Road follows the women's lit pattern of a wife discovering her recently deceased husband has a whole whack of secrets. But I found myself reeled in by the relatable characters and the fast paced storyline.
  • Kathleen
    A CURVE IN THE ROAD by Julianne MacLean is a suspenseful, emotionally charged novel that explores the secrets and hidden truths within a seemingly perfect marriage, set in picturesque Nova Scotia. Abbie MacIntyre's life will never be the same after a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The paramedics rush her to the hospital, but in the darkness of night they cannot find her dog Winston. This book was a page-turner. It grabbed me from the star...
  • Bette Crosby
    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.
  • Karen
    Abbie’s life will never be the same after the fateful night she gets hit by a drunk driver. She is thrown a curveball and her storybook life begins to unravel. I engaged immediately in this well-paced intriguing story and its’ interesting characters. The author excels at building character relationships and sprinkling in twists I never saw coming. I loved Abbie’s awesome dog Winston who enriched the lives of his ‘humans’ Abbie and her s...
  • Terri Lynn
    I'm not understanding what all the ravaging reviews are about.It is told from from Abbie's perspective. And it was boring! I stuck it out because it has so many good reviews.It is basically reading a females/mother/wife life problems! With occasional problems life throws your way.There is no character development.I think this story focused to much around the son.Abbie's point of view was boring AF.She loses her husband who cheated on her and the ...
  • Tammy
    How well do you know your spouse? When Abbie and her husband are in a tragic car accident, Abbie uncovers her husband's secrets while dealing with the aftermath. I went through so many emotions in this book...shock, grief, anger and happiness. A Curve in the Road was very well written and the story flowed easily. I had a hard time putting this one down!
  • Barbara White
    Wow. I was sucked into the story from page one and couldn't stop reading. After Abbie's car is slammed off the road by a drunk driver, everything in her 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.
  • Rebecca
    After a car accident, secrets are revealed and Abbie's life is changed forever.This was a nice, light listen perfect for audiobook. Unfortunately, I didn't connect with any of the characters and after the car accident, I was more worried about the welfare of the dog, Winston, than the husband. Overall, the story line was much too predictable for me, but fans of women's fiction might enjoy it more than I did!Location: Nova Scotia
  • Myrna
    This was quite a fast paced, complex story with a mystery or two. My first good (but not great IMHO) read from Julianne MacLean of love, loss, and second chances.
  • Kristin Jenkins
    I thought that after the first couple of chapters, it became little predictable.
  • Isha Coleman
    A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean  Life can change on a dime. It's the tests that teach us how strong we can be. A Curve in the Road is a tale of heartache that breeds courage. Abbie is a woman that has it all, until one tragic moment changes everything. Will she weather the storm and reach that hard earned rainbow? MacLean takes a moment in time and turns it into an uplifting journey of hope. The pain has a realism that is heartbreaking a...
  • Jen
    Four emotional stars to A Curve in the Road! ⭐⭐⭐⭐! This emotionally engaging book was hard for me to put down. Abbie is driving home on a lonely stretch of road one evening when a car approaches. That car swerves into her lane, creating an impact that will forever affect her life. In the fallout after the accident, Abbie learns she was hit by a drunk driver. She cannot reach her husband and as a result, learns shocking secrets about his l...
  • Michael
    Abbie is living the life of a fairytale, she loves the life that she is in. If anything can be anymore perfect than a daunting husband and son, she still has yet to found it. However her life falls apart that leaves her in a dire situation and life life becomes even more complicated after that unforgettable night. Honestly this book was really hard to rate because I really loved the story. However, I felt that it was too rushed, too many loophole...
  • Christie Sitterly
    Wow! This book starts off with a bang and doesn't let up! An unimaginable tragedy strikes main character, Abbie. Author, Julianne MacLean, does a superb job portraying nightmarish circumstances and I felt like I was in Abbie's head, experiencing her anguish and confusion. Circumstances unravel a mystery surrounding Abbie's husband, sending her into further turmoil. Although things seem dire, an unexpected friendship does lead to a happily ever af...
  • Dawnie
    I can confess without guilt that the cover of this book sucked me in, and when i read what it was about i was even more interested! I love a good family story. Especially if it is about someone tries that starts new after something bad happens!This book promised to be a great one for me!It sadly wasn't.The writing didn't work that great for me, since it sometimes felt very stilted and at the next moment as if it was rushing through the plot. The ...
  • Cindy
    This was a book that grabbed you into the story from the very beginning! I love books that start like that. And this one just kept going, twisting my emotions, page by page.You never know when life is going to throw a big curve your way. And the characters in this book went through so much. Grief, sadness, shock, secrets, happiness, forgiveness...this book had it all. And the author definitely had me not wanting to put the book down.I've heard so...
  • Bette Crosby
    See my review here - https://youtu.be/ytgGV--07Rs
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    Holy Rollercoaster Ride Batman!!! Hang on to your seats folks! The emotional journey you will go on in this book is insane. It was so hard to pull myself away from the story, but alas - I had to sleep.So, what do you do when a curve in the road flips your life upside down? Not just once or even twice, but multiple times. To the point you feel like you're in a NASCAR race and can't get off the track. This is Abby's new life. I say new because the ...
  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean is a so-so romantic drama.Abbie MacIntyre thought she had the perfect family. She is a successful surgeon who is married to a handsome cardiologist. Zach is a model teenage son and the family has a beloved golden retriever named Winston. Then she is in a car accident that changes her whole world. One unthinkable challenge after another is thrown at her and she has to try and find a way to cope and work thro...
  • Amy Koster
    A beautiful story about love, loss, and forgiveness. This story will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. The characters are strong and well developed. The writing is superb! I truly felt so many different feelings while reading. I have not felt that while reading a book for a long time.The character Abbie really pulled on my heart. She is so strong to face all that was set before her. She has strength and courage. I love how after everything...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    This is a moving story of loss and grief. Of lies, betrayal and also, of forgiveness and moving forward. This book captured me from the first page and kept me turning the pages till the very end. The characters are richly developed and believable. I was a part of Abbie's life. I felt such a wide range of emotions. From fear to heartache, from sadness to hope. This book is classic Julianne MacLean. It takes you into its pages and you become a part...
  • Barbara Sissel
    A CURVE IN THE ROAD is gripping and suspenseful from page one. But on a deeper level it’s a story of how a horrendous tragedy exposes a trail of secrets that have a devastating impact on one woman’s life and all that she has believed in. Compellingly written with a lovely cast of characters, including the most endearing dog ever, A CURVE IN THE ROAD, is ultimately a tale of forgiveness and the indomitability of the human spirit.
  • Laurie
    Wowsers - what a story! It's so real, all the experiences, thoughts and emotions that Abbie goes through - a journey with so many pieces that most readers will easily find something to relate to. I was drawn in so much that I wanted to be there for Abbie too. Julianne has seriously amazing style and superb flow with her writing! I really enjoyed that I felt "Canadian" when I read this story and I thought the title for this narrative was perfect. ...
  • Sue Fernandez
    Thank you to Net Galley and Lake Union Publishing for an advance read of this title in exchange for my honest review. I'd never read anything by Julianne MacLean, and it looks like she might've just moved over to Lake Union. If so, I think her books will be those I'm seeking in the future. After I read this, I sought out some of her others, and I'm not sure I'd love them. So, based on this one, I'm definitely hoping for more. This story deals wit...
  • The Cats Mother
    I requested this from NG because it was about a surgeon whose life is turned upside down by an accident, which sounded interesting, and it’s good to read something other than thrillers for a change. I was a bit worried when I discovered that the author writes predominantly romance novels, as it’s a genre that annoys me too much. However, it was published this week, so I thought I should get on with it, and I ended up enjoying it more than exp...
  • Roberta Ideus
    AwfulWhat is up these days with using first person? Anyone can write in first person. I,I. Me,me. No character development. No other points of view. Boring. It’s like an essay. If books like this are now “Best Sellers” then we are truly in trouble.
  • Sheryl
    ** spoiler alert ** This is the first book I’ve read by this author, I must be living under a rock. Abbie’s life is turned upside down when she’s leaving her mom’s home after their ritual Sunday dinner. She’s on her way home to watch her son’s hockey game when her SUV is clipped and finds herself trapped in her vehicle which has tumbled down off the highway and lands upside down in a ravine. She’s terrible shaken, she’s concerned ...
  • Linda
    Thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an ARC of this book.It will send you reeling right from the start. Abbie, the main character is hit by a drunk driver and her life is never the same afterwards. She had just left her mom’s and a drunk driver clipped the back end of her SUV and sent her life spiraling out of control. The family dog, Winston, was with her and she was very worried about him. She goes through so much and then loses her husb...
  • Bambi Rathman
    This book had me taking a crazy ride with the main character, Abbie MacIntyre. My emotions were pulled into the deepest of tragedy only to find that they weren't quite at the bottom yet as the story progressed. (tissues required) My emotions ranged all through the spectrum from deep sadness, to heartache, to anger, to unbelief, to love, to forgiveness, to happiness.... My heart went out to Abbie so much. I found myself pulling for her to come thr...
  • Gena - My Book Reviews for You
    A Curve in the Road was a dramatic and emotional book! I enjoyed the way that the story evolved. Abbie is a successful surgeon and married to a cardiologist. They have a son who is a senior in high school. Then one night, Abbie is in a car accident. It is at this moment that her life is shattered. Her life will change in serious ways as the days go by after the accident. Her life will quickly spiral out of control and nothing will ever be the sam...