Audiobooks Long Bright RiverAuthor Liz Moore – Entrecielos.co

I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, wait a little to sink their meanings while you re sitting next to fire place, sipping your cognac yes, as usual my imagination stole the remote control of my brain and praying that book never ends However this is a crime thriller, the writing was so unique and original I didn t expect to enjoy it I FOUND ANOTHER PRECIOUS GEM IN THE SWIMMING UNDER THE LITERATURE SEA You know there are some books, you want to read slow to absorb each word, each sentence and visualize everything in your head, wait a little to sink their meanings while you re sitting next to fire place, sipping your cognac yes, as usual my imagination stole the remote control of my brain and praying that book never ends However this is a crime thriller, the writing was so unique and original I didn t expect to enjoy it too much Think again before taking your first steps into Kensington neighborhood You insist that the abandoned buildings never scare you Right What about the sex workers, addicts, drug dealers I m talking about one of the most dangerous neighborhood of Philly with its high crime rates and of course the police squad doesn t achieve a quite impressive job They re mostly power thirst and prejudiced team members who already got their share from corruptness and rottenness of the twisted justice system.Our heroine Mickey Fitzpatrick is a police officer, always trying to do the right thing Her sister Kacey is long time addict and whenever she finds any other OD victim, she always thinks this time she will find the corpse of her own sister They estranged throughout the years We go and back between past and present to take a closer look of their dysfunctional family relations and their sisterhood bonding, how they change, how they lose their trust bond and how they choose different sides of the scales of justice Mickey seems like the most honest, vulnerable, tormented but not broken, tough character, fights too hard to save lives and protect her loved ones from the threat and thrills of harsh and compelling life She wants to raise her son by herself and teach him to differentiate right from wrong She wants to find her sister before she slowly kills herself And she also wants to help the girls who were brutally killed and left at the streets by a serial killer This is dark, realistic, irritating story but thankfully Mickey is well rounded, perfectly developed, layered character and as soon as you learn her back stories and her connection of her sister, you started to root for her and even though this is really long book as crime thriller, I didn t get easily bored, I wanted to readabout these interesting characters, the challenges Mickey has to fight against to her fellow officers who resist to investigate the case of the dying girls At the first book started a little slower but luckily its story captivates you from the beginning and you wantfor your intellectual intake.This is one of the remarkable, heart wrenching, soul shaker, effective, stunning story with its impeccable writing and remarkable characters It reminded me of dark, Nordic crime thriller styled detective stories which I m truly die hard fan of them So I highly recommend this every slow burn, good written thriller story lovers.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter The talented Liz Moore writes a powerful, deeply affecting and harrowing account of the human cost of the out of control opoid crisis, gripping not only the Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia, but the country as a whole It would be a mistake to go into this multilayered novel as a straightforward crime read, it is so much , the crime aspects hang in the background, but at the forefront is a in depth character driven family drama, the relationship between two sisters, 32 year old singl The talented Liz Moore writes a powerful, deeply affecting and harrowing account of the human cost of the out of control opoid crisis, gripping not only the Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia, but the country as a whole It would be a mistake to go into this multilayered novel as a straightforward crime read, it is so much , the crime aspects hang in the background, but at the forefront is a in depth character driven family drama, the relationship between two sisters, 32 year old single mother and beat PPD police officer, Mickey Fitzgerald, and her younger sibling, Kacey, at the mercy of her drug addiction and a prostitute In a bleak and melancholic narrative, we learn of the sisters troubled childhood and personal history, losing their mother early, being bought up by their grandmother, Gee, unable to give her attention to the girls With only themselves to rely on, the sisters form a strong bond with each other, which comes to be tested in later years, as they forge separate paths from each other, becoming estranged in the process However, Mickey continues to feel deeply connected to Kacey, trying to keep an eye out for her on her patrols, but when she fails to get any sighting of Kacey for some time, she becomes desperately worried, particularly as there is a serial killer targeting women and prostitutes in the area Moore paints a unforgettable human and compassionate picture of economic deprivation, the urban decay with its drug addicts, dealers and drug culture with a thoughtful and pertinent social and political commentary on the scale of the opoid tragedy This is a tough and challenging literary read, you cannot escape the harsh realities of drugs and life on the streets, and the inevitable repercussions on the people, families and communities caught up in it This is a beautifully written, intricate, complex, and compelling novel, about family, sisters, love, corrupt police officers and despite the darkness, heartbreak and sorrow, with the much needed presence of hope Many thanks to Random House Cornerstone for an ARC NOW AVAILABLE Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working class families As the jobs dried up, people chose or were forced to NOW AVAILABLE Changed my mind on this one and moved it into the 5 star category thethat I thought about it as I wrote this review.This is not a comfortable or easy book to read It highlights the opiod crisis and addiction of all forms It talks about babies born to addicts and the withdrawal that they go through It takes place in a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Kensington, which was once a neighborhood of working class families As the jobs dried up, people chose or were forced to move and there are many abandoned buildings which become homes for those shooting up heroin or dealing and using other drugs I will post a link at the end of my review from an article just released today about the rise of methamphetamine.Back to the story At the heart of the story there are two sisters, Mickey and Kacey orphaned when they were young, losing their mother to an overdose death Their father has not been present in their lives They have been raised by their grandmother, Gee, who barely was able to provide for their needs, shelter and food, while working several jobs There wasn t much love or personal attention shown to the girls and therefore they were extremely close while growing up.Things changed dramatically in high school as Kacey started using drugs The sisters grew apart, Mickey choosing a career as a policewoman and Kacey working temporary jobs to fund her drug habit Mickey has tried to keep an eye on her sister as she was usually in the area that she was patrolling in Kensington.There is a serial killer targeting young women Mickey becomes desperate to find her sister, fearing that she will be the next target She has vanished and no one seems to know where she is She becomes desperate and risks the loss of her job andas she digs deeper into Kacey s life in the last few months and trying to find the killer.Mickey is an extremely interesting and complicated woman She is raising a young son on her own She joined the police force because she wanted to help change her neighborhood and make a difference in people s lives The department doesn t always agree with Mickey s methods and she is not sure who she can trust She has complicated feelings about her grandmother and extended family.This is a multi layered story, extremely well written, fast paced, heartbreaking and yet in the end hopeful The characters are unique, well described and believable I felt my heart breaking at times for people who live on the streets, tortured and controlled by their addictions.I won t give anyof the plot away but I do recommend looking at this link from The Philadelphia Inquirer just posted online today The numbers are staggering and will, no doubt, shock many readers as they did me.Here s the link highly recommend this book as it is extremely explanatory and pertinent to our times when the crisis of addiction is all around us I wouldn t call this a police procedural because it is muchthan that It is a story about humanity, families, sisters, people and cities in crisis, love, forgiveness and hope.This book is set to publish in January 2020.I received an ARC of this novel from publisher through Edelweiss Long Bright River is a beautifully written and powerful story about two sisters and the destruction of addiction Mickey and Kacey, daughters of addicts, take two very different paths in life As children, they were inseparable, as adults they are estranged Mickey becomes a cop, Kacey an addict.When young female addicts start being murdered, Mickey fears evenfor Kacey s life When Mickey discovers that Kacey is missing, she investigates putting her life, her son, and her job in danger Mi Long Bright River is a beautifully written and powerful story about two sisters and the destruction of addiction Mickey and Kacey, daughters of addicts, take two very different paths in life As children, they were inseparable, as adults they are estranged Mickey becomes a cop, Kacey an addict.When young female addicts start being murdered, Mickey fears evenfor Kacey s life When Mickey discovers that Kacey is missing, she investigates putting her life, her son, and her job in danger Mickey is the narrator She is the good, reliable sister At the same time, she is also self righteous and prideful Her fear of being hurt has caused her to lead a life of isolation With every OD she hears of, she fears she will hear her sister s name called As her walls come down, her deepest and darkest secrets are revealed Her strong facade slowly peels away revealing a scared and hurt woman who has not recovered from the traumas of her childhood.Subtly written about the love between sisters and the destructive nature of addiction, Moore has created characters who are complex, flawed, and broken She doesn t impose any judgment but rather captures the realities of addiction I loved everything about this book It is not easy to read and it made me very uncomfortable and emotional at times The final sentence is disturbing and impactful it brought tears to my eyes The characterization is extremely strong Mickey and Kacey remind me of people I know Moore brings Kensington, a neighborhood in Philadelphia ravaged by poverty and addiction, to life She captures both the devastation and glimmers of hope of the people who inhabit Kensington The strong love for the neighborhood shines through in the characters and highlights the goodness that exists in the darkness People with promise, people dependent and depended upon, people loving and beloved, one after another, in a line, in a river, no fount and no outlet, a long bright river of departed souls I received an ARC of this book from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review Two Sisters Travel The Same Streets, Though Their Lives Couldn T Be Different Then, One Of Them Goes MissingIn 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 Any, But Mickey Never Stops Worrying About Her Sibling Then Kacey Disappears, Suddenly, At The Same Time That A Mysterious String Of Murders Begins In Mickey S District, And Mickey Becomes Dangerously Obsessed With Finding The Culprit And Her Sister Before It S Too LateAlternating Its Present Day Mystery With The Story Of The Sisters Childhood And Adolescence, Long Bright River Is At Once Heart Pounding And Heart Wrenching A Gripping Suspense Novel That Is Also A Moving Story Of Sisters, Addiction, And The Formidable Ties That Persist Between Place, Family, And Fate I read this story twice within a six month span, I m kind of obsessed with it This story was so freaking good, and so heavy and so sad I m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, and I flew through this book in 3 days I probably would ve finished it faster if I hadtime to read it because this book is really hard to put down once you get invested.This story follows a cop named Mickey who has a sister who is a drug addict and they are no longer on speaking terms Their parents we I read this story twice within a six month span, I m kind of obsessed with it This story was so freaking good, and so heavy and so sad I m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, and I flew through this book in 3 days I probably would ve finished it faster if I hadtime to read it because this book is really hard to put down once you get invested.This story follows a cop named Mickey who has a sister who is a drug addict and they are no longer on speaking terms Their parents were addicts and they were raised by their abusive grandmother A string of girls go missing and are getting murdered in their small town and Mickey is concerned because Kacey her sister is also reportedly missing and she can t track her down In this story, we get two timelines the first is a present day chapter, and then in alternate chapters we get flashbacks of their childhood all from Mickeys POV I was surprised by how much I loved this book because I don t usually like stories that follow from a law enforcement POV detectives, cops, etc but I found Mickeys POV to be so interesting and I felt so badly for her I also don t usually like books that have dialogue without quotation marks When I realized that was happening in this book I was really frustrated because I usually can t stand that, but it was actually pretty easy to follow Instead of quotation marks she uses these dashes before a character speaks, so it was still easy to follow But I do love reading about sister relationships, especially complicated ones And their relationship could not becomplicated This story really shines a light on addiction and how awful it can be, not only for the addict but for everyone in their lives It made my heart hurt many times and I can only imagine how hard it is to love someone who is an addict and feeling disappointed time and time again And also to be an addict and constantly feel like you re letting everyone in your life down I love the mystery of this novel, but I also love the literary fiction feel to it This book is written so gorgeously and I really felt connected to these characters The mystery is also really great though, I was constantly surprised by many plot twists and I couldn t predict where it was going and the mystery of it really kept me turning the pages much later into the night than I originally planned This is a great story that I didn t expect to love the way I did It s nearly 500 pages but it s such a fast read I m going to have to check out some of this authors previous work because I really enjoyed this one 4.5 stars An extremely well written, gut wrenching, powerful story about addiction and the bond of sisters.Raised by their less than interested grandmother, Mickey and Kacey grew up looking after one another They were as close as sisters could be As a teenager, Kacey mixes with the wrong crowd and becomes a drug addict leading to a life on the streets The sisters become strangers to one another Mickey joins the local police force but can t ignore the constant tension of worry that one day sh 4.5 stars An extremely well written, gut wrenching, powerful story about addiction and the bond of sisters.Raised by their less than interested grandmother, Mickey and Kacey grew up looking after one another They were as close as sisters could be As a teenager, Kacey mixes with the wrong crowd and becomes a drug addict leading to a life on the streets The sisters become strangers to one another Mickey joins the local police force but can t ignore the constant tension of worry that one day she will find Kacey in a bad state on one of her work calls Will Kacey ever get the help and support she needs Will the sisters ever be as close as they once were I was invested in this story from page one The story is told through Mickey s perspective and it is intense Mickey is a strong yet vulnerable character who I loved What she endured while keeping her loyalty to her sister was heart wrenching The bond of sisterhood is a strong one The pace and flow of the book was excellent it kept me fully engaged from start to finish The writing was smooth and engrossing I had a constant sense of tension and dread in my stomach in wonder of what Kacey s outcome would be I truly felt for Mickey and all that she had to endure This was a Traveling Sister read with Brenda We both LOVED it and highly recommend Thank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC Lindsay, I decided to download Long Bright River at the last minute, and we are so glad we did not miss this one It is a thoroughly worthwhile reading experience that will stay with us for a while Long Bright River is a love story between two very different sisters who are bonded together by their toxic childhood The story centres around the opioid crisis in a Philadelphia neighbourhood Their childhood shapes them differently, with Kacey now lost in the streets and Mickey, a police officer o Lindsay, I decided to download Long Bright River at the last minute, and we are so glad we did not miss this one It is a thoroughly worthwhile reading experience that will stay with us for a while Long Bright River is a love story between two very different sisters who are bonded together by their toxic childhood The story centres around the opioid crisis in a Philadelphia neighbourhood Their childhood shapes them differently, with Kacey now lost in the streets and Mickey, a police officer on the streets searching for Kacey Long Bright River is profoundly moving and an affecting quietly written story with no drama that captures the raw reality of addiction not only on a loved one but a neighbourhood devasted by an epidemic with real, honest, strong characters Liz Moore skillfully weaves a murder mystery here while exploring the bond between Mickey and Kacey through now and then chapters I loved Mickey, and she is not without flaws making her a very relatable character While we follow Mickey s journey to find Kacey and the mystery unfolds, Liz Moore creates a profound picture of how their lives parallel what is happening in the neighbourhood She creates tension and suspense her with the mystery element to the story with some great twists that tie so well into the story I highly recommend not missing this reading experience I received a copy on Edelweiss Audiobooknarrated by Allyson Ryan13 hours and 9 minutes.I pre ordered this book 3 months before it was released with excited anticipation.After having read two other engrossing thought provoking long lasting memorable novels by Liz Moore I jumped with urgency to get my hands on Long Bright River After a long impatient restless wait, finally my turn arrived Heft , was incredible an incredible standout in audiobook format Unseen World was phenomenal phenomenal in ebook Audiobooknarrated by Allyson Ryan13 hours and 9 minutes.I pre ordered this book 3 months before it was released with excited anticipation.After having read two other engrossing thought provoking long lasting memorable novels by Liz Moore I jumped with urgency to get my hands on Long Bright River After a long impatient restless wait, finally my turn arrived Heft , was incredible an incredible standout in audiobook format Unseen World was phenomenal phenomenal in ebook format Long Bright River.was long winded even longer winded as an audiobook choice I wouldn t call this book an incredible or a phenomenal engaging experience but it was mysteriously engaging.Abstractedly it was brilliant, ambitious, with creative crafting Experientially it was a mixture of puzzling, an overall depressive tone , but it was intriguing with thoughts lingering At times it felt like this book would never end but I was in no rush I was rooting for this novel I wanted to eventually feel the magic the power the wow.Soooooo Fine, I said to myself, I can ride this out like a long steady marathon run And that s what I did With a few long non stop listening sessions lucky to have this much free time.it took me 4 or 5 I already can t remember , days to finish it Occasionally I took notes thinking I ll need to find something intelligent to say in a review but most of the time.I just listened with interest and wonder.It s a story about two sisters one that didn t want to be found one who never stopped looking A story about a city a city within a city Kensington, Pennsylvania long labored loneliness a long stretched out mystery crime thriller with a serial killer to be found a long list of names of people who were addicted opioids.a long time until I had a first genuine laugh I puked , says Thomas a long time until a genuine surprise was revealed Favorite character Mrs Man an elderly woman retired nun a retired nurse widowed for 5 years She was cozy caring qualified trusted caretaker to the charming child, Thomas and great supported friend to Micky Fitzpatrick Broken down in pieces this book could be examined long hours of cerebral discussions With many characters worth chatting about At times there was delicious storytelling.Other times Long Bright River was flat stylistic monotone A novel that is the opposite of bright 3rd place for me next to The Unseen World and Heft..but damn I m still a big Liz Moore fan 4 solid maybe even 4.5 stars 4.5What a page turner Riveting story of two sisters living in a Philadelphia city that is being rocked by the opioid crisis Mickey,is a cop and her younger sister Kacey is an addict who is living and working on the street Kacey has been missing as a string of mysterious murders start taking place so as Mickey walks the street on her police beat she s on the search for her sister.This story goes back and forth from Now and Then, as we are also taken back to their childhood.Story of sisters, fa 4.5What a page turner Riveting story of two sisters living in a Philadelphia city that is being rocked by the opioid crisis Mickey,is a cop and her younger sister Kacey is an addict who is living and working on the street Kacey has been missing as a string of mysterious murders start taking place so as Mickey walks the street on her police beat she s on the search for her sister.This story goes back and forth from Now and Then, as we are also taken back to their childhood.Story of sisters, family, addiction..and a mystery.Loved it