Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Long Bright River

Book: Long Bright River
Author: Liz Moore

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.-Goodreads

Review: First things first-this booked is marketed as a 'thriller' and it is not a thriller. People going into this expecting a twisty, turning tale will be disappointed. This is a story about sisters, one a drug addict and one a cop. It is dark, depressing and while gripping at times, could have been a hundred pages shorter. While I overall liked the book, the main character, Mickey, was the most unrealistic cop. I think the story could have been stronger if she had a different profession and a better editor tightened the story up. 

Grade: 3/5

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