Ep. 134: Lynne Reeves on Developing Domestic Suspense You Won’t Be Able to Stop Thinking About

This week, Lynne Reeves is on the podcast to discuss Dark Rivers to Cross, an emotionally charged thriller that explores long-buried family secrets and the deadly reckoning that follows their explosive reveal.

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“A heart-in-your-throat page-turner that shines a compassionate light on the injustices surrounding domestic violence and the failures of our mental healthcare system.”
—Julie Carrick Dalton, author of Waiting for the Night Song



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About the Author:

Lynne Reeves Griffin is a nationally recognized expert on relationships and family life. Writing as Lynne Reeves, her novel of domestic suspense, The Dangers of an Ordinary Night was described by The New York Times as “a sensitive examination of a dysfunctional family and a full-of-secrets community that claims to be seeking the truth.” 

Lynne is also the author of the acclaimed novels, Girl Sent Away (SixOneSeven Books, 2015),  Sea Escape (Simon & Schuster, 2010), and  Life Without Summer (St. Martin’s Press, 2009). She’s written the nonfiction guides Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health (SixOneSeven Books, 2015) and Negotiation GenerationTake Back Your Parental Authority Without Punishment (Penguin, 2007).

Lynne has taught family studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has acted as the visiting scholar of education at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and consulted with schools in China about preventive mental health. She teaches writing at Grub Street Writers, and is a developmental editor for writers of fiction and nonfiction.

Lynne has acted as the prose writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Institution, moderated panels at national conferences such as the Muse & The Marketplace Conference, the Boston Book Festival, and the 2020 & 2022 Key West Literary Workshops.

Her short stories, essays, are articles have appeared in Cognoscenti, Solstice Literary Magazine; Chautauqua; The Drum Literary Magazine; Brain, Child; The Writer; School Library Journal; Parenting; Boston Globe; Writer Unboxed; Boston Herald; Psychology Today; Huffington Post, and more.

She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts with her family.


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Happy Reading and Listening,

Laura Szaro Kopinski


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