• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

When her sister Kacey disappears and a string of murders rock the community, Mickey's need to solve the mystery becomes relentless and personal.

Set in Philadelphia, centering around two sisters in disparate but linked situations—Mickey is a cop and Kacey is a defiant addict Mickey's keeping an eye on and trying not to scare away.


When Kacey disappears and a string of murders rock the community, everyone is suspect and Mickey's desire to solve the mystery becomes relentless and personal.


Liz Moore’s writing is thoughtful and the story in Long Bright River is character-driven. Situations aren’t resolved too easily or cleanly, but Moore finds a way to satisfy the reader as well. Things aren’t as they initially seem, yet I didn’t feel manipulated. It's a smart, compelling story that totally had me hooked.


Yes to this. I’m in for anything Moore is putting down on paper at this point.

What did you think?

Moore's books Heft and The Unseen World also look good, but I haven't read them yet. I like a mystery that makes me care about the characters and doesn't foreshadow too much. Just lay it out there, please. I think Moore does this skillfully.



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