Mad River Road: A Novel

Mad River Road: A Novel

Book - 2006
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After spending a year in prison, Ralph has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to learn the address of his former wife – the woman he blames for his fate. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph’s next step is to travel from Florida to Ohio to find his ex-wife’s house on Mad River Road.

Also in Florida, Jamie Kellogg wakes from the agonizing nightmare of her mother’s funeral, and assesses her life: she’s a 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, Ralph 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.
As riveting and beguiling as Joy Fielding’s previous novels, Mad River Road is a tale of courage, truth, and the need to trust one’s instincts.

Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385660556
0385660553
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm

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Yoo_hoo5
Feb 22, 2016

I was looking for a thriller that would keep me on the edge of my seat. This wasn't it.
It was fairly predictable with one of the characters being way too gullible. That was annoying.

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chromybaby33
Jan 03, 2016

If you are interested in reading about self-indulgent women who repeatedly make very serious judgement errors you might enjoy this story. I am reading it to the end because I am hoping they will be able to redeem themselves...don't know yet. Well, I finished the story even though it was depressing how a woman lets herself become a victim and not do anything to escape. The book reviewer seems to think it is a story about an ex-con, but, IMO, it is a story about women, the men in the story are incidental.

mrsgail5756 Jun 08, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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