[Epub] Long Bright River By Liz Moore – Metalstampedmemories.info

Long Bright River Two Sisters Travel The Same Streets, Though Their Lives Couldn T Be Different Then, One Of Them Goes MissingIn 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 Any, 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 LateAlternating 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 4.5What a page turner Riveting story of two sisters living in a Philadelphia city that is being rocked by the opioid crisis Mickey,is a cop and her younger sister Kacey is an addict who is living and working on the street Kacey has been missing as a string of mysterious murders start taking place so as Mickey walks the street on her police beat she s on the search for her sister.This story goes back and forth from Now and Then, as we are also taken back to their childhood.Story of sisters, fa 4.5What a page turner Riveting story of two sisters living in a Philadelphia city that is being rocked by the opioid crisis Mickey,is a cop and her younger sister Kacey is an addict who is living and working on the street Kacey has been missing as a string of mysterious murders start taking place so as Mickey walks the street on her police beat she s on the search for her sister.This story goes back and forth from Now and Then, as we are also taken back to their childhood.Story of sisters, family, addiction..and a mystery.Loved it BOTM pick for December 2019 Long Bright River is a book that I almost passed on, thinking that I didn t want the responsibility of reviewing it The author has a fiercely loyal fanbase, and literary fiction is a genre that is risky for me to dabble in at best After circling the book s Goodreads page for months, the synopsis had a relentless grip on me, and something checked in my spirit telling me I needed to read this book Perhaps it was the emotional investment in the opioid crisis, due to m BOTM pick for December 2019 Long Bright River is a book that I almost passed on, thinking that I didn t want the responsibility of reviewing it The author has a fiercely loyal fanbase, and literary fiction is a genre that is risky for me to dabble in at best After circling the book s Goodreads page for months, the synopsis had a relentless grip on me, and something checked in my spirit telling me I needed to read this book Perhaps it was the emotional investment in the opioid crisis, due to multiple extended family members struggling with and succumbing to their addiction, or it could have been the promise of procedural suspense in the portrayed investigation, but either way I m grateful to have listened to that inner voice, and evengrateful to the author for tackling such a weighty subject with tenderness and graceI knew she was dead before I reached her Her pose was familiar to me, after a childhood spent sleeping next to her in the same bed, but that day there was a different kind of limpness to her body Her limbs looked too heavy Kensington is one of the older neighborhoods in Philadelphia, and it s been hit hard by the growing opioid epidemic in the United States Efforts towards gentrification are being made, as new businesses are breathing life back into a dying area, but the struggle in pushing back drug related criminal activity is an ongoing battle As we follow Mickey, a police officer assigned to this particular area, we see things from the viewpoint of a longterm inhabitant who also has an emotional investment in fighting this crisis Mickey s sister Kacey is in the grip of her addiction, and regularly disappears for weeks on end before turning back up, causing Mickey extreme anxiety and constant concern that her sister will be the next body she discovers The story unfolds in two ways we have flashbacks that give insight into the sisters upbringing an absent father, a mother who passes away which leaves the young girls to be raised by their grandmother , and the present day investigation into the mysterious string of murders that coincide with Kacey s latest disappearance I ll be honest folks this is an uncomfortable read Emotions run deep as the author describes a pair of girls who, for their entire lives, have had to claw their way out of the drain before they drown, and there is an oppressive atmosphere from start to finish At times, I felt like the air was being drawn out of my lungs by a heavy weight resting on my chest, and yet, I couldn t put this book down These characters are so visceral, and I just wanted to reach inside the pages, hold Mickey, and tell her that she wasn t alone and would be ok The people we meet during our stay in Kensington are all carrying inner demons that many people can relate to whether you have been an addict or loved someone who is was, you ll find a character here who seems familiar For a book that is nearly 500 pages long, it s extremely fast paced with a gritty, uneasy narrative An uncomfortable read, for sure, but an important and timely one Please add this to your TBR if you enjoy dark, serious novels filled with emotional depth and suspense I see now why Liz Moore has such a passionate following, and am thrilled to add myself to the clubMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy. I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, wait a little to sink their meanings while you re sitting next to fire place, sipping your cognac yes, as usual my imagination stole the remote control of my brain and praying that book never ends However this is a crime thriller, the writing was so unique and original I didn t expect to enjoy it I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, wait a little to sink their meanings while you re sitting next to fire place, sipping your cognac yes, as usual my imagination stole the remote control of my brain and praying that book never ends However this is a crime thriller, the writing was so unique and original I didn t expect to enjoy it too much Think again before taking your first steps into Kensington neighborhood You insist that the abandoned buildings never scare you Right What about the sex workers, addicts, drug dealers I m talking about one of the most dangerous neighborhood of Philly with its high crime rates and of course the police squad doesn t achieve a quite impressive job They re mostly power thirst and prejudiced team members who already got their share from corruptness and rottenness of the twisted justice system.Our heroine Mickey Fitzpatrick is a police officer, always trying to do the right thing Her sister Kacey is long time addict and whenever she finds any other OD victim, she always thinks this time she will find the corpse of her own sister They estranged throughout the years We go and back between past and present to take a closer look of their dysfunctional family relations and their sisterhood bonding, how they change, how they lose their trust bond and how they choose different sides of the scales of justice Mickey seems like the most honest, vulnerable, tormented but not broken, tough character, fights too hard to save lives and protect her loved ones from the threat and thrills of harsh and compelling life She wants to raise her son by herself and teach him to differentiate right from wrong She wants to find her sister before she slowly kills herself And she also wants to help the girls who were brutally killed and left at the streets by a serial killer This is dark, realistic, irritating story but thankfully Mickey is well rounded, perfectly developed, layered character and as soon as you learn her back stories and her connection of her sister, you started to root for her and even though this is really long book as crime thriller, I didn t get easily bored, I wanted to readabout these interesting characters, the challenges Mickey has to fight against to her fellow officers who resist to investigate the case of the dying girls At the first book started a little slower but luckily its story captivates you from the beginning and you wantfor your intellectual intake.This is one of the remarkable, heart wrenching, soul shaker, effective, stunning story with its impeccable writing and remarkable characters It reminded me of dark, Nordic crime thriller styled detective stories which I m truly die hard fan of them So I highly recommend this every slow burn, good written thriller story lovers.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter NOW AVAILABLE Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working class families As the jobs dried up, people chose or were forced to NOW AVAILABLE Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working class families As the jobs dried up, people chose or were forced to move and there are many abandoned buildings which become homes for those shooting up heroin or dealing and using other drugs I will post a link at the end of my review from an article just released today about the rise of methamphetamine.Back to the story At the heart of the story there are two sisters, Mickey and Kacey orphaned when they were young, losing their mother to an overdose death Their father has not been present in their lives They have been raised by their grandmother, Gee, who barely was able to provide for their needs, shelter and food, while working several jobs There wasn t much love or personal attention shown to the girls and therefore they were extremely close while growing up.Things changed dramatically in high school as Kacey started using drugs The sisters grew apart, Mickey choosing a career as a policewoman and Kacey working temporary jobs to fund her drug habit Mickey has tried to keep an eye on her sister as she was usually in the area that she was patrolling in Kensington.There is a serial killer targeting young women Mickey becomes desperate to find her sister, fearing that she will be the next target She has vanished and no one seems to know where she is She becomes desperate and risks the loss of her job andas she digs deeper into Kacey s life in the last few months and trying to find the killer.Mickey is an extremely interesting and complicated woman She is raising a young son on her own She joined the police force because she wanted to help change her neighborhood and make a difference in people s lives The department doesn t always agree with Mickey s methods and she is not sure who she can trust She has complicated feelings about her grandmother and extended family.This is a multi layered story, extremely well written, fast paced, heartbreaking and yet in the end hopeful The characters are unique, well described and believable I felt my heart breaking at times for people who live on the streets, tortured and controlled by their addictions.I won t give anyof the plot away but I do recommend looking at this link from The Philadelphia Inquirer just posted online today The numbers are staggering and will, no doubt, shock many readers as they did me.Here s the link highly recommend this book as it is extremely explanatory and pertinent to our times when the crisis of addiction is all around us I wouldn t call this a police procedural because it is muchthan that It is a story about humanity, families, sisters, people and cities in crisis, love, forgiveness and hope.This book is set to publish in January 2020.I received an ARC of this novel from publisher through Edelweiss

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