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Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Long Bright River

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by Liz Moore

Quick take

A gritty cop tale with an up-close-and-personal look at Philadelphia's opioid crisis and the lives it's destroying.

Good to know

  • Police

  • Social issues

  • Slow build

  • Whodunit

Why I love it

Unpopular opinion—I usually stay away from crime novels or thrillers because I like a happy mind-vacation when I read. However, when I sat down to tackle Liz Moore’s latest, Long Bright River, I realized that this book is the intersection of everything I love to read—a family saga with complex female characters, twists that you never see coming, and it’s equal parts heartfelt and suspenseful. It...


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 ...


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    December 2019