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Gone Too Long

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Gone Too Long by Lori Roy
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Jun 25, 2019 | ISBN 9781524741969

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“Ms. Roy excels at depicting scenes of consummate tension involving a heroine whose courage has long lain dormant.”
Wall Street Journal

“Florida writer Lori Roy brings a powerful literary voice to the crime genre with this dark, corrosive tale…Gone Too Long is a hauntingly detailed story of survival.”
The Chicago Tribune, “What to read this summer: Best books by genre”

“Quietly unnerving…a niche for lyrical prose in a noir story.”
–The Sun-Sentinel

“[Roy] has always been deft at creating suspense, but she hits a new level with this finely crafted thriller. . . . Roy crafts the book’s triple plots with skillful misdirection and sure timing…Gone Too Long is a compelling thriller, and it’s also a story of how hatred and violence toward the other create a legacy that follows those who hate home.”
Tampa Bay Times

“This darkly addictive tale is ultimately an engrossing por­trait of survival and perseverance.”

“Gone Too Long is Lori Roy’s fifth novel – and her best, which is saying something…People often disappear in Roy’s Southern settings, which become characters in their own right. Dusty dirt roads, swampy lakes, towering oaks dripping with moss: in Roy’s world nature never smiles. The acorns feel dangerous.”

“Every Lori Roy novel promises to be a reckoning, but this one should satisfy on a number of levels.”
CrimeReads, “Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer” 

“This compelling, issue-oriented story by Edgar Award–winning author Roy is a creepy, eerie account of a young girl and a community held hostage by the Klan.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Gripping, gut-wrenching thriller”
Publishers Weekly

“A riveting mystery, brilliantly crafted and weighted with real-world resonance. . . . A timely thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“Filled with a creeping, entangling sense of danger. It’s the kind of writing you would expect from the Edgar-winning author, but it’s made even more powerful here, filled with the purpose of exposing a hateful legacy and issuing a timely warning of its historical ebb and flow.”
Booklist (starred review)

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