Long Bright River - Liz Moore

Long Bright River

By Liz Moore

  • Release Date: 2020-01-07
  • Genre: Literary
4 Score: 4 (From 698 Ratings)




"[Moore’s] careful balance of the hard-bitten with the heartfelt is what elevates Long Bright River from entertaining page-turner to a book that makes you want to call someone you love.” – The New York Times Book Review
"This is police procedural and a thriller par excellence, one in which the city of Philadelphia itself is a character (think Boston and Mystic River). But it’s also a literary tale narrated by a strong woman with a richly drawn personal life – powerful and genre-defying.” – People
"A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters. Long Bright River is an outstanding crime novel… I absolutely loved it."
—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

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.


  • Long Bright River

    By Artymusician
    This is a good book about very troubling and sad issues that confront many people. Poverty, ignorance, hate, evil, and corruption are overwhelming but goodness, love and hope can prevail in spite of the odds. This book of fiction highlights the sad reality of every day lives of inner city residents trying to stay afloat in a sea of hopelessness. Shows the importance of family and forgiveness even in extreme cases. Not light or easy reading as my heart ached for Mickey and Kacey, and even Gee.
  • Well

    By Peezy237
    If it’s compared to girl on the train, I don’t want it. Pass
  • Wow!

    By #FreeBird
    One of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. I finished it in a day. The ties of family and addiction...full of tragedy and full of love.