Long Bright River by Liz Moore | Riverhead Books & Book of The Month Club {Book Review}

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Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Book Summary:

Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing.

In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.

Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit–and her sister–before it’s too late.

Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters’ childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.

Publication Date:

January 7th, 2020

Genre:

Literary Fiction/Suspense

My Rating:

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My Review:

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Book of the Month Club December Selection

I wasn’t sure I was going to pick a book this month from Book of The Month Club, as I had read a couple of choices already as ARCs and the rest of them weren’t really calling to me. I have been taking a break from thrillers and thought this one might fall into that category too.

Then I started reading reviews from my most trusted #bookstagram sources highly recommend Long Bright River. I decided to go for it! and I am so glad I did!

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Long Bright River alternates between past and present and shares the lives of Mickey and Kacey, two sisters who each are involved in the opioid crisis in very different ways. When Kacey goes missing, Mickey starts unraveling the clues of her disappearance while also bringing us back in time to share how each of them got to the places they are in.

This book was thought-provoking and sometimes was uncomfortable to read, which is a good thing in my opinion! It is part mystery and part family drama, which I think is why it worked for me so well…because we really get to know these women and their stories. I had a hard time putting this one down and can’t stop thinking about it now.

Author Liz Moore

The Unseen World Liz Moore
Long Bright River was my first book by Liz Moore and it won’t be my last! Her writing was nuanced and layered while also being completing engrossing! My friend Michelle shared that her book from 2017, The Unseen World, is one of her very favorites so I am adding it to my January 2020 TBR list!

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