Deborah Goodrich Royce

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Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich Royce

Author of Finding Mrs. Ford and Ruby Falls

This is one of my favorite interviews–put two girls from Detroit together and you can be sure we will have fun!  So it was pure JOY to talk to Deborah Goodrich Royce about her extraordinary new thriller: Reef Road. Her writing is so vivid and compelling that readers will understand why she has been crowned the “Queen of Plot Twists”*  Reef Road was inspired by the murder of her mother’s best friend over fifty years ago and Deborah has pulled out all the stops in weaving this cold case into the mystery about a husband who goes missing during the pandemic. It has received well-deserved praise from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus–and from everyone who has read it.

I’m sure you will enjoy our interview. Deborah even gives a message to my sister from “Silver Kane” the character she played for several years on All My Children.  Once you listen to our interview, do visit here webpage. She has one of the best author pages–there are Book Club Kits for her books, a list of upcoming events, plus much more. 

*Annie Philbrick owner of tbe Savoy Bookshop and Café in Rhode Island.

Listen to PatZi's Interview
with Deborah Goodrich Royce


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….


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