The Long and Faraway Gone

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD25804
Released: Jul 05, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504707268
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Lou Berney's The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors-and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives. In the summer of 1986, two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City. Six movie-theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived. Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual state fair. Neither crime was ever solved. Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through the survivors' lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt's latest inquiry takes him back to a past he's tried to escape-and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie theater robbery that left six of his friends dead. Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past-with the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, she'll stop at nothing to find answers. As fate brings these damaged souls together, their obsessive quests spark sexual currents neither can resist. But will their shared passion and obsession heal them, or push them closer to the edge? Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened, that long and faraway gone summer? Will it set them free-or ultimately destroy them?

Author(s): Lou Berney
Awards:2016-Best Paperback Original-Winner-Edgar Award

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Author(s): Lou Berney
Product Number EB00366564
Released: Feb 10, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062292445

Professional reviews

"Lou Berney's story of two Oklahomans haunted by crimes from decades earlier is alluring and exquisitely written. Brian Hutchinson astutely delivers the chapters narrated by Wyatt Rivers, a P.I. who is reluctantly returning to Oklahoma. Hutchinson's range paints an auditory rainbow with the diversity of Berney's characters. From the spitfire bar owner to the eccentric musician, he teases out the rich nuances, then allows them to blend seamlessly back into the story. Amy McFadden's portrayal of Julianna, whose sister vanished from the state fair many years ago, hits on her internal struggles beautifully; however, her depiction of Julianna's foe, Crowley, is unconvincing. It lacks the grit and hardness of his hard-knocks life. While there are certainly areas for improvement in this production, it's definitely worth the listen. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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