Gone Too Long

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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.4 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Lori Roy is the author of Bent Road, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel; Until She Comes Home, finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; Let Me Die in His Footsteps, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel; and, most recently, The Disappearing. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her family.


"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 por-trait 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)