Author: Liz Moore
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: January 7, 2020
Book Description: 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.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: I have been looking forward to this book for at least 6 months. Her last book was one of my favorite books when it came out. Unfortunately this was a little underwhelming.
At the core this book is about the Opioid epidemic. It is super relevant, but not sure how this will hold up in 5-10 years time. Mickey is our heroine of this story. She is a street cop, dealing on a regular basis, of people ODing. She is also a mother to loving 4 year old boy. She also has a sister who happens to be an opioid addict.
Moore tries to put together an intricate story, but there was just so much going on, that it started to lose it’s luster. The writing was excellent, and Moore pays attention to details. I just wish it was more straight forward in the story telling.
I know a lot of readers will love this one, there are many wonderful reviews that show that. I recommend having a quiet space to read this one, and maybe some book darts to help keep track.