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Book Review: Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Dropping early January, this is one you will not want to miss! Long Bright River was another Spivey Bookclub pick (yes- you may have gathered, I am obsessed with the choices at the moment!). Thanks to Hutchinson publishing for my advance copy!

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Genre: Mystery, Fiction

BUG Rating: 4.5/5

Overall: You can read the plot, but essentially, at the heart of this story is addiction and how it affects and destroys families and loved ones.

Did I go in thinking this was going to be a thriller? Yes … But it’s not really. And it wasn’t what I was expecting, but I was really surprised by how much I loved this book. Told through a dual time line (back then, and now), there is definitely some mystery and suspense to the story, but really, it’s all about the characters. It’s a longer book, and a slow burn, but is worth every page and I got through it in a couple of days – I was totally captivated by this dark and haunting read, I could not put it down. I can see it being amongst the top picks for book clubs in 2020!

Plot:

KENSINGTON AVE, PHILADELPHIA:

THE FIRST PLACE YOU GO FOR DRUGS OR SEX.
THE LAST PLACE YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR YOUR SISTER.

Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She’s become used to finding overdose victims: their numbers are growing every year. But every time she sees someone sprawled out, slumped over, cold to the touch, she has to pray it’s not her sister, Kacey. 

When the bodies of murdered sex workers start turning up on the Ave, the Chief of Police is keen to bury the news. They’re not the kind of victims that generate a whole lot of press anyway. But Mickey is obsessed, dangerously so, with finding the perpetrator – before Kacey becomes the next victim.

I received a free advanced copy of this book from Hutchinson in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions are my own. 

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