Long Bright River

Long Bright River

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"A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate" -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2020
ISBN: 9780525540670
0525540679
Call Number: F MOORE LI
Characteristics: 482 pages ; 24 cm

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mimihardy
Feb 10, 2021

Great book, written with compassion. It ‘s a moving and touching story written without judgement.

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wmaboyer
Dec 30, 2020

So much more than just crime fiction and solving murders. It is much more about addiction, opoids and police ethics. It certainly exceeded my expectations. It's one of my top books of the year.

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AnnSkye
Dec 22, 2020

I found this book a little hard to get into, but once I did I really enjoyed it.

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jump8999
Dec 21, 2020

NPR best mysteries and thrillers of 2020

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Nov 16, 2020

A look at the opioid epidemic through a police procedural lens.

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posie12
Nov 15, 2020

Mickey seems to have her own agenda, which seems to be more quilt than concern... What does she intend to do for her addicted sister when she finds her?

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LauraSteinert
Nov 07, 2020

Good story with interesting characters. This is the only book by Moore that I have read, so I didn't know what to expect. It is the only book by Moore that I will ever read. The 480 pages are about half dialogue--and there is not a single quotation mark in the whole book. I thought perhaps there was a reason for this, perhaps the character telling the story is dead--she is not--perhaps this is all a dream--it is not. SO apparently, Moore feels she is just too good to use standard punctuation--like the ellipsis so often needed but absent. The story was good, but not so brilliant that I am willing to give her a second chance--it was just too irritating.

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marymc2
Nov 05, 2020

Found this to be depressing. If you need an uplifting read, this is not it.

LCPL_Krystyna Oct 28, 2020

This is such a great read! It’s fast-paced with plot twists and features a unique writing style. Don’t expect a thriller because it’s not. But, it’s such an engrossing story with well-developed characters. Even though it’s almost 500 pages I read it in about a day.

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Alpha_zzz
Oct 25, 2020

Unfortunately, I don’t have the rave review that many have had for this book. Perhaps it was the subject matter that was difficult to relate, but it didn’t hold my attention captive.

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jpainter Feb 11, 2020

"Now, looking at Kacey as she kneels at the foot of the bed, repentant, I see the possibility, very faintly, that one day she might return. Then I look at Thomas, and I am reminded, as always, of the ever-present threat of departure, of permanent loss. It hovers there, foreboding, a faint, high melody that only children can hear."

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