Long Bright River
an intense family thriller
by Liz Moore
Pub Date 9 Jan 2020
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HUTCHINSON'S LEAD BREAKOUT NOVEL FOR 2020
Some police look the other way when a sex worker is murdered.
But Mickey can’t – because her sister could be next.
In a Philadelphia neighbourhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vice 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.
‘A superlative book. Set against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s opioid crisis, this is not just a gripping mystery but a thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters … I found myself eking out the final pages because I didn’t want it to end. I absolutely loved it.’ PAULA HAWKINS
'Both sweeping and unbearably intimate, a riveting crime novel and a character-rich study of a city and its battered heart.’ MEGAN ABBOTT
‘Long Bright River is a remarkable, profoundly moving novel about the ties that bind and the irrevocable wounds of childhood. It’s also a riveting mystery, perfectly paced. I loved every page of it.’ DENNIS LEHANE
*Film rights acquired by Amy Pascal (The Post) and Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious franchise) with Liz attached to write the screenplay*
*Publication will be supported by a large-scale, multi-platform campaign*
*Liz will be in the U.K. for publication for press and events*