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Carol Goodman

Biography

Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman is the critically acclaimed author of 14 novels, including THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES and THE SEDUCTION OF WATER, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize. Her books have been translated into 16 languages. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, and teaches creative writing at the New School and SUNY New Paltz.

Carol Goodman

Books by Carol Goodman

by Carol Goodman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When Jess and Clare Martin move to their former college town, they are hoping for rejuvenation --- of their marriage, their savings and Jess’s writing career. They take a caretaker’s job at Riven House, the crumbling estate of their old college professor. While Clare once had dreams of being a writer, those plans fell by the wayside when Jess made a big, splashy literary debut in their twenties. Clare’s hope is that the pastoral beauty of the Hudson Valley will offer some inspiration. But their new life isn’t all quaint town libraries and fragrant apple orchards. There is a haunting pall that hangs over Riven House. Soon, Clare begins to hear babies crying at night, see strange figures in fog at the edge of their property. She discovers that Riven House has a dark and anguished past. And whatever this thing is --- this menacing force that destroys the inhabitants of the estate --- it seems to be after Clare next.

by Carol Goodman - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Nan Lewis, a creative writing professor, hits a deer while driving home from a faculty holiday party. But when she gets out of her car to look for it, the deer is nowhere to be found. The next morning, Nan is informed that one of her students was killed in a hit-and-run the night before. And because of the damage to her car, Nan is a suspect. In the days following the accident, Nan finds herself shunned by the same community that rallied around her when her own daughter was killed in an eerily similar accident. When she begins to find disturbing tokens that recall the death of her daughter, Nan suspects that the two accidents are connected.