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, everythi...

Details A Curve in the Road

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

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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bette Crosby
    See my review here - https://youtu.be/ytgGV--07Rs
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Christine
    I was captivated by A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean. I had not read any of her other novels but will be sure to seek them out now that I have found her. This one had me on a rollercoaster of emotions and it was hard to put down. Abbie seems to have the perfect life until an accident changes everything & opens up a Pandora's box of secrets. Abbie struggles to get her post accident life back to some sense of normalcy & to protect her son wh...
  • Jodie
    I really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept my attention with various plot twists throughout (the hospital scene following the accident had me going WHAT!?). I found the main character, Abbie, very likeable. After the accident, she focuses mostly on being there for her son and making sure that his world isn't shattered the way hers was. The author does a great job with the progression of Abbie's grief - fr...
  • Noreen
    What a great book. 5 Stars!! I didn't want to put it down from the moment I started it. The story pulls at your heart from the beginning and the main character Abbie is thrown into discovering life wasn't as perfect as she thought. The author does a great job at character development and building relationships through out the book. I'm especially happy Winston has become an important part in her recovery.I highly recommend this book and I can't w...
  • Lori Boyd
    Life can change in an instant. This is what happens to Abbie. Happy marriage, loving husband...gone. Career and health...redirected. But, a new day always comes, whether we like it or not. The book starts out fast, with a few twists and turns. Ending is predictable but you are so invested in the characters, you will be routing for it. Characters are likeable, situations fairly realistic. Well written, love the way the situations unfold. Fast read...
  • Julia David
    This story grabbed me at the beginning and held on to the end. Abbie has the ideal life until she is struck by a drunk driver. Then the nightmare begins and her whole life is changed in a blink of an eye. Her husband is dead, her dog may not have survived the crash, she finds that her husband was keeping so many secrets and she has a health problem that will make her change her career. Then when she begins to think that things are starting to cal...
  • Laurie
    You will find heartbreak, anger, resilience, acceptance and suspense as you turn the pages of this beautifully written book.Abbie has the "perfect" family, life and job until she and her dog Winston are in a horrendous car accident one night while driving back from a visit to her home town. The destruction that occurred that tragic evening changes the family, and Abbie is learning to rebuild, trust and move forward. Her beloved dog Winston, is h...
  • Martha
    An emotionally charged story that kept me on the edge of my seat. It is quite the page turner, a romance and a bit of a mystery wrapped into one. I had a hard time putting it down and couldn't stay away for long. You'll want to keep tissues close at hand too. Julie MacLean is such a wonderful author, I have already read several of her books and consider her one of my favorite authors. Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for the chance t...
  • Tina Ullrich
    WOW,OMG!!! If you are a fan of her Color Of series you will love this stand alone book.Abby is a surgeon, mother, and wife. She has only one child due to complication. That however has not stopped her. She lives her life and family. Now she has to come to grips with the tragedy that has befallen her.Driving home from her Sunday dinner at her mother's she is not by a drink driver. Her dog is missing and she can't reach her husband. She is angry an...
  • Tina Ullrich
    WOW,OMG!!! If you are a fan of her Color Of series you will love this stand alone book.Abby is a surgeon, mother, and wife. She has only one child due to complication. That however has not stopped her. She lives her life and family. Now she has to come to grips with the tragedy that has befallen her.Driving home from her Sunday dinner at her mother's she is not by a drink driver. Her dog is missing and she can't reach her husband. She is angry an...
  • 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...
  • Julia Wilson
    A Curve In The Road by Julianne MacLean is a contemporary novel that deals with grief, betrayal and learning to live again. I read it in just one sitting. It was totally beautiful and heart wrenching. Tissues were needed as my emotions were shot to pieces.Julianne MacLean writes novels that go straight to the heart. Her characters are realistic and likable. Dealing with grief is complex. We go through a range of emotions. "I'm so angry... Yet I c...
  • Anne
    A Curve in the Road by Julianne Maclean does not fail to please. Maclean is a master plotter. In this tome Abbie finds herself on her drive home from the next town after having dinner with her mother. Often her husband and he son accompany her but this time it is just she and their dog, Winston. Out of nowhere another car crosses the centerline. Although Abbie tries to dodge the oncoming onslaught, she fails. Before long Troy, a young firefighter...
  • Shelagh
    A Curve In The Road has been an interesting book to read and unlike any I’ve read before. It is written in the first person and at times I found that difficult, though I completely understand why Julianne Maclean wrote that way. This story is very much that of a woman whose perfect life turns out to be anything but after a car crash turns her world upside down and one bad thing after another is thrown at her.What I liked about the story was tha...
  • Diane
    A Curve in the Road by author Julianne MacLean is a wonderful story of Love, family, loss, betrayal and new beginnings. Once I started reading there was no stopping! The story grabbed me from the very beginning and kept me hooked until the ending. Abbie MacIntyre is on her way home from a visit with her mother and is hit by an oncoming vehicle. Her dog Winston was with her but has been thrown from the car. Abbie is rushed to the hospital as volun...
  • Paula
    Wow, Wow, Wow! A Curve in the Road is an astounding read. Julianne MacLean reminds us from the beginning of this novel that life can change in a blink of an eye. From there it is one turn around and surprise one after another. As the story progress, several turns had clues so that the reader could predict, but the one at the hospital was shockingly unexpected. I never would have predicted that in a million years. I was reading this while on a roa...