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Summary, etc.: "A suspense novel that also looks at the anatomy of a Philadelphia family rocked by the opioid crisis and the relationship between two sisters--one, suffering from addiction, who has suddenly gone missing amid a series of mysterious murders; the other a police officer who patrols the neighborhood from which she disappeared: a story about the formidable ties between place, family, and fate" --
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Subject: Sisters Fiction
Drug addicts Fiction
Policewomen Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Philadelphia (Pa.) Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Electronic books.

Syndetic Solutions - Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9780525540694
Long Bright River : A Novel
Long Bright River : A Novel
by Moore, Liz
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Long Bright River : A Novel

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Moore presents a riveting story of two sisters. Mickey, a member of the Philadelphia police force, worries that her estranged sister Kacey might end up as a victim of a serial killer who has been targeting young women in Mickey's district. Mickey's investigation leads her into the center of the opioid crisis plaguing her city and to corrupt and unethical police officers who were involved in the murders, or complacently ignored them. Moore deftly creates a multilayered story that follows Mickey's investigation into the killings and explores her dysfunctional family and their road to reunion and safety. Well written and expertly narrated by Allyson Ryan, the story pulls in the reader with the whodunit as well as reflections on modern-day familial relations and societal conditions and pressures. VERDICT This will be a hit with mystery fans who enjoy audiobooks.--Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community College, Mt. Carmel

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Long Bright River : A Novel
Long Bright River : A Novel
by Moore, Liz
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Mickey Fitzpatrick is a beat cop in Philadelphia's rough Kensington neighborhood, not far from where she grew up in her grandmother's literally and figuratively cold house. In childhood, her saving grace was her younger sister, Kacey, who was friendly in contrast to Mickey's painful shyness and tough as opposed to Mickey's meek. But the distance that developed as they hit adolescence widened into a chasm as Kacey fell deeper into heroin addiction. Mickey is used to not seeing her sister, but as young women, all addicts and sex workers, start being found dead in Kensington, she realizes that her sister's absence may be something more sinister. One of the pleasures of this deeply moving, absolutely page-turning novel is the way Moore (The Unseen World, 2016), in both the present and in flashbacks to Mickey and Kacey's childhood and teen years, slowly peels back layer after layer, revealing the old-boy's network in the Philadelphia police force, the depths of Mickey's loneliness, and the way the city of Philadelphia, particularly Kensington, is woven into this story, for good or ill. Give this to readers who like character-driven crime novels with a strong sense of place.--Susan Maguire Copyright 2010 Booklist

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Moore (The Unseen World) weaves a police procedural and a family drama into a captivating novel. Mickey Fitzpatrick, a single mother, is an officer for the Philadelphia PD, tasked with patrolling Kensington, a neighborhood devastated by opioid addiction. Drugs have impacted Mickey's life as well: her mother died of an overdose, her father, also an addict, is thought dead after disappearing, and her estranged younger sister, Kasey, is a known user and prostitute. While on her beat, Mickey tries to keep tabs on Kasey by speaking to locals and shop owners, but when Kasey vanishes amid a flurry of unsolved murders of women in the neighborhood, Mickey dedicates herself to finding Kasey and the killer, all the while praying her sister isn't the next victim. Moore breaks her novel into sections labeled "Then" and "Now," filling each with short, direct chapters that explore Mickey and Kasey's history while also propelling the narrative's murder mystery. The author presents several characters as the potential killer, and though seasoned readers may guess the culprit long before the reveal, Mickey's personal journey that runs parallel to her pursuit is smartly crafted. Filled with strong characters and a layered plot, this will please fans of both genre and literary fiction. (Jan.)

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