BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: REEF ROAD BY DEBORAH GOODRICH ROYCE
Author Talk with Deborah Goodrich Royce in conversation with New York Times bestselling-author, Luanne Rice.
All proceeds of book and ticket sales will go to the Warm Shelter. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Ticket includes entry and copy of Reef Road.
From the award-winning author of Ruby Falls, and “best of” list-topper, Finding Mrs. Ford, comes an original work of fiction that is both stunning and sexy. In a nod to the true crime that inspired it, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s ‘Reef Road’ tells the story of a young woman’s life that once seemed perfect until her family went missing. When a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, Florida, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved murder of her mother’s best friend and a panicked wife whose husband has disappeared with their children—collide as the world shutters in the pandemic lockdown of 2020. What each of them stands to lose as they sneak around the do-not-enter tape blocking Reef Road beach is exposed by the steady tightening of the cincture encircling them.
From Luanne Rice, “Reef Road is magnificent. It has left me shaken to the core. Deborah Goodrich Royce writes with brilliant understanding of the mystery and occasional grace of trauma.”
About Deborah Goodrich Royce: She began as an actress on All My Children and in multiple films, before transitioning to the role of story editor at Miramax Films, developing Emma and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time. With her husband, Chuck, Deborah restored the Avon Theatre, Ocean House Hotel, Deer Mountain Inn, United Theatre, Savoy Bookshop, and numerous Main Street revitalization projects in Rhode Island and the Catskills. She serves on the governing and/or advisory boards of the American Film Institute, Greenwich International Film Festival, New York Botanical Garden, Greenwich Historical Society, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Preservation Society of Newport, and the PRASAD Project. Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in modern foreign languages and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Lake Erie College.