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WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD, THE MACAVITY AWARD, THE ANTHONY AWARD, AND THE BARRY AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE

With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors—and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives.

In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved.

Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors’ lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt’s latest inquiry takes him back to a past he’s tried to escape—and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead.

Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past—with the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, she’ll stop at nothing to find answers.

As Wyatt's case becomes more complicated and dangerous, and Julianna seeks answers from a ghost, their obsessive quests not only stir memories of youth and first love, but also begin to illuminate dark secrets of the past. But will their shared passion and obsession heal them, or push them closer to the edge? Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened, that long and faraway gone summer? Will it set them free—or ultimately destroy them?

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2015
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow Paperbacks
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Sdfrdeghfrjed ,

Pretty Good

Really great read. Only annoyance is every description of the black people in the book was so stereotypical/ borderline racist.

medina607 ,

Not just another PI mystery.

While reading this book I often found myself marveling at what the author had accomplished. It has as a central character your typical PI, smart, funny, tenacious, and flawed. But he has a secret that is disclosed early in the story, and it changes everything. The other main character, a nurse, has her own mystery to solve. The 2 intersect twice, solely by happenstance, neither time contributing to the plot. Both are driven by their pasts to search for answers. The answers come at the end, but they were not the crux of the story. Instead it was how the pain of the past consumed the two and their path thru it. Beautifully told story.

JLPetimore ,

The long and faraway gone

Great book. The two stories were perfect together. I didn’t think it was too long.

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