The Long and Faraway Gone: A Novel

The Long and Faraway Gone: A Novel

Lou Berney


WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR most sensible PAPERBACK unique NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 l. a. TIMES booklet PRIZE

With the compelling narrative pressure and mental complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award-nominee Lou Berney’s The lengthy and far off long gone is a wise, fiercely compassionate crime tale that explores the mysteries of reminiscence and the impression of violence on survivors—and the lengths they'll visit locate the painful fact of the occasions that scarred their lives.

In the summer time of 1986, tragedies rocked Oklahoma urban. Six movie-theater staff have been killed in an armed theft, whereas one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage woman vanished from the yearly kingdom reasonable. Neither crime used to be ever solved.

Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of these unsolved situations quietly echo via survivors’ lives. a personal investigator in Vegas, Wyatt’s most up-to-date inquiry takes him again to a earlier he’s attempted to escape—and drags him deeper into the harrowing secret of the motion picture condominium theft that left six of his associates dead.

Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past—with the day her attractive older sister Genevieve disappeared. whilst Julianna discovers that one of many unique suspects has resurfaced, she’ll cease at not anything to discover answers.

As Wyatt's case turns into extra complex and hazardous, and Julianna seeks solutions from a ghost, their obsessive quests not just stir thoughts of youngster and primary love, but additionally start to remove darkness from darkish secrets and techniques of the prior. yet will their shared ardour and obsession heal them, or push them in the direction of the sting? whether they locate the reality, will it support them comprehend what occurred, that lengthy and far off long past summer season? Will it set them free—or eventually smash them?

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