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Governor's Road: A Novel of Southern Proportions

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  109 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
A good southern romantic mystery? A mysterious romance? Governor's Road is the book for you. This beautifully written book will keep you up all night. There are plenty of clues and there are a lot of hints, but even when you put them all together, it will be close to impossible to puzzle your way to the ending. If you are looking for a book, you can't put down, then ...more
Kindle Edition, 217 pages
Published September 17th 2012 by Laurie Byrne Smith
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Tracy Reitan
Jul 23, 2014 Tracy Reitan rated it it was ok
This would be a book that should teach me not to trust what I read in the reviews.... so many people loved this book and indicated it was such a page turner. I downloaded a sample of it to my Kindle and sure enough, the first chapter or two captured me with the disappearance of a 1st grade child from a neighborhood and the anguish of everyone in the community searching for him. Thinking I was embarking on a great 'mystery book' I made the purchase and dove in. The book quickly took a turn to ...more
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

This is a very nicely done thriller that is also historical fiction. I liked the duel perspective of childhood and adult life of the characters. Solving a childhood mystery maybe what it takes to let them move on in their lives.
Barbara Svetlick
Oct 05, 2016 Barbara Svetlick rated it really liked it
A delightful step into the past of a small southern town intertwining the characters as a horrific crime touches their lives. It is told as the characters go from the present to the past and ending on a note of "what does tomorrow hold" for the main characters. This touches on those feelings of a child dealing with hard issues to the question of decisions of the future.
Robin Thomas
Jan 11, 2015 Robin Thomas rated it liked it
Good southern story

This book really did capture a time and a place maybe a little too much wishful thinking but you're allowed when you write the story. It was an easy interesting read. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes to reminisce about childhood and still is wondering what secrets of the harsh world were kept from our innocent minds by our parents.
Jan 13, 2016 Frances rated it really liked it
A charming tale of a series of mysterious events, that gradually gets revealed. Set in the old south with all the old biases of the time of the KKK.
Interesting story, well told.
The narrator suits the story well .
I was given this audiobook in return for an unbiased review
Susan M Walsh
Dec 28, 2014 Susan M Walsh rated it it was amazing
Good read

I grew up in the north but this book captures both childhood and adulthood realistically with a mystery tossed in that affects people most of their lives. I enjoyed this story. You will, too.
Sherry Bledsoe
Jun 05, 2016 Sherry Bledsoe rated it it was amazing
A good book

A good book and way to spend a Memorial Day. I read this in about 4 hours. I enjoyed this book because I lived this book. I grew up in the South and was in kindergarten in 1959. About the time the story begins. The author had the feel of that time period perfectly!
gail gauldin
Sep 04, 2015 gail gauldin rated it really liked it
Superb book

Feel in love with these characters good ole southern charm. The story reminds me of when I was a child and would hear stories like this from the elders
Jacquelyn Sammons
Sep 03, 2015 Jacquelyn Sammons rated it liked it
Good story plot.

It was just rambling. On and on with no emotion. To many people and plots. Missed it's Mark. It could have been a good book.

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