Long Bright River

Long Bright River

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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.

Title:Long Bright River
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525540670
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  • Chelsea Humphrey

    BOTM pick for December 2019!Long Bright River is a book that I almost passed on, thinking that I didn't want the responsibility of reviewing it. The author has a fiercely loyal fanbase, and literary f...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA! You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, w...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***GOODREADS CHOICE NOMINEE FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER, IT'S FANTASTIC***Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category the more that I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is no...

  • Meredith

    Long Bright River is a beautifully written and powerful story about two sisters and the destruction of addiction. Mickey and Kacey, daughters of addicts, take two very different paths in life. As chil...

  • Gabby

    I read this story twice within a six month span, I'm kind of obsessed with it. This story was so freaking good, and so heavy and so sad. I’m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, and I fl...

  • Paromjit

    The talented Liz Moore writes a powerful, deeply affecting and harrowing account of the human cost of the out of control opoid crisis, gripping not only the Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia, b...

  • Julie

    Long Bright River by Liz Moore is a 2020 Riverhead publication. Mesmerizing, chilling, and heartbreaking! Sisters, Mickey, and Kacey, though close as children, grew apart as teens and now their lives...

  • MarilynW

    Long Bright River by Liz Moore (Author), Allyson Ryan (Narrator)This story broke my heart, not just for the main character and her family, but for all the people who struggle with addiction day in, da...

  • Yun

    In Long Bright River, we follow two sisters, Mickey and Kacey, who lost their mother young to addiction and their father soon after to abandonment. They were then raised in the harsh unloving environm...

  • Farrah (on a short hiatus!)

    4.9 ⭐ for being so touching and relevant. I definitely wouldn't call this a thriller. It sorta has a small mystery but mostly it's an emotional story about a family's struggles with addiction. Told ...