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The Long and Faraway GoneWith The Compelling Narrative Tension And Psychological Complexity Of The Works Of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, And Michael Connelly, Edgar Award Nominee 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 LivesIn 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 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 House 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

Lou Berney is the Edgar Award winning author of November Road 2018 , The Long and Faraway Gone 2015 , Whiplash River 2012 , and Gutshot Straight 2010 , all from William Morrow His short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, the New England Review, and the Pushcart Prize anthology.

10 thoughts on “The Long and Faraway Gone

  1. says:

    This is a fantastic novel I was hooked right from the beginning and just loved it The Long and Faraway Gone should be on everyone s to read list The novel is about two separate tragic crimes that take place in Oklahoma in 1986 and how the survivors are still searching for answers in the year 2012 The character development is fantastic I loved the two main characters, especially Wyatt I rarely say this about...

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    The Long Ago and Far Away Gone by Lou Berney is a 2015 William Morrow Harper Collins publication.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wyatt is a private investigator who has been hired to check out the alleged harassment claims made by Candace Kilkenny, sister in law of another client The case isn t really all that worrisome on the surface, but the problem for Wyatt is that he ll have to return to his home town of OKC, a place that holds dark memories for him memories he d rather not have floating to the forefront of his consciousness The past had power The past was a riptide That s why, if you had a brain in your head, you didn t go in the water But, he takes the case, which turns out to be far complicated than he bargained for, and sure enough, almost right from the second he rolls into OKC, he fights a losing battle with the past, finally embracing the inevitable, hoping to find the answers to lingering questions so that he can finally come to peace with why he has survived a tragedy no one else did Julianna Rosales is a nurse in OKC, also haunted by the past Years ago, her sister vanished from a carnival leaving Julianna stranded, never to be seen or heard from again Her search for answers consumes her, all the , as the detective who has worked on the case all thes...

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    This is a very unique and beautifully written crime novel that examines the ways in which a single incident can alter the course of a life, the ways in which the past is always with us, and the power that our memories can hold over us Two separate tragedies occur in Oklahoma City in the summer of 1986 In the first, six young employees of a movie theater are shot to death in a robbery One employee survives and is haunted by the memory of that night and by the question of why he alone was left to live The second incident involves the disappearance of a teenage girl named Genevieve from the Oklahoma State Fair She leaves her younger sister, Julianna, promising that she will only be gone for a few minutes Twenty five years later, Julianna is still waiting for her sister to return with her own life basically on hold until she can resolve the mystery of what happened that night.Meanwhile, the boy who survived the theater massacre has changed his name and become Wyatt Rivers, a P.I working in Las Vegas As a favor to an important customer, who is also a friend, Wyatt agrees to investigate a case that takes him back to Oklahoma City for the first time in twenty five years A young woman named Candace Kilkenny has inherited a music club there and someone is harassing her, perhaps attempting to drive her out of the club and out of town Wyatt agrees to attempt to identify the culprit and put a stop to the harassment But from the moment he arrives back in Oklahoma, his memories ...

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    This book may be the perfect example of a character driven crime story.In 1986 two major crimes occur in Oklahoma City A robbery of a movie theater turns into a massacre A beautiful teenager goes missing while attending a fair Both events are major news, but as with most things time passes and eventually they re forgotten But not by Wyatt and Julianna.Wyatt was the sole survivor of the movie theater staff, and 25 years later he s changed his name and moved to Las Vegas where he s a private investigator doing background checks for casinos Julianna is the sister of the missing teen who still lives in the area and is haunted by the loss.When a major client ask him to go to Oklahoma City for a case Wyatt is reluctant to revisit his old hometown, but soon finds himself caught up in the memories of that fateful summer Julianna is still obsessed with learning what happened to her sister, and she desperately latches on to any slim clue that might offer her answers.This book is a little bit tricky in that its tone at first reads like a PI novel with Wyatt being a cheerful guy whose style comes across as smart ass even when he doesn t mean to His investigation into the harassment of a woman who inherited a bar at first seems like a major plot that you assume will somehow eventually intersect with his and Julianna s story some...

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    Posted at Heradas Sometimes the best lie was just the truth left to ripen on the branch too long I m kind of a snob when it comes to physical books There s a very specific kind of trade paperback aesthetic that I just adore A little shorter than a hardcover, thick ass pulpy paper, matte cover, very floppy Think about the kind of book you can roll up a little while you re reading, and when you set it down, it flops right back to flat The lack of any sort of gloss coating on the covers and not too much glue in the spine means the binding is nice and malleable, so there s no chance of it cracking if you read the book a little too hard Seriously, if a book is like this, at the very least I am going to pick it up and flip through it It s just a perfect feel for a book.I found a paperback copy of The Long and Faraway Gone in the used book store at my local library that had these exact characteristics I picked it up, flopped through it, read the synopsis and said Yep, getting this one Then I set it on my shelf and proceeded to forgot it entirely until a few months later, one night last week, when my wife decided she was going to make pasta from scratch When I help prepare any dough based food, I tend to hinder than help, so my job that night was to sele...

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    It is a quiet Saturday, home alone, and I wanted to spend the time reading No telephones, no people It was just my luck that I have chosen this book This was my first encounter with Lou Berney s books He wrote a mystery crime that turned out to be three mysteries rolled into one tale with enough oomph behind it to let me skip breakfast, lunch, and dinner It was snacks and coffee today Then juice, then water, then some snacks again I read everywhere I went I noticed from my bedroom window that it was a nice cool sunny day outside Through the window The window said there was a day passing by outside But I was in Oklahoma City With Wyatt Michael Oliver , Candace Kilkenny, Genevieve and Julianna In the summer of 1986, 25 years earlier, a seventeen year old girl disappeared from the annual State Fair, and six murders in a movie theater rocked the city.Those who stayed behind had to go on with life, while their abilities to cope were hampered by the uncertainties about what happened that fateful summer The murders and the disappearance remained unsolved, until fate stepped in and rolled away the curtains on the secrets that were buried for so long.I expected the usual detective drama with many misguiding clues thrown into the mix It was there, sure But the story was a lot than that In the end it was about gentle, damaged souls who were brought together by fate and confronted with their pasts I...

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    You certainly get your money s worth by reading The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney This is a mystery crime novel that has three plots in one book Winner of the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Barry awards, this book is a real winner.Private Investigator Wyatt is asked to leave his current home in Vegas and travel to Oklahoma City to help a young woman, Candace, with harassment problems in the night club she just inherited Low and behold this is Wyatt s boyhood home that he hasn t stepped back into for years Wyatt is totally freaked out with the request, but must go Meanwhile, we are introduced to Julianne and her quest to find out what happened to her sister, Genevieve, who disappeared at a county fair many years ago Twenty five years ago In Oklahoma City six people were murdered at a movie theater with one survivor This is a st...

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    4.75 Stars.What does it mean to survive For that matter, what does it mean to live In the Summer of 1986, two different violent crimes in Oklahoma City almost destroyed the lives of two people in their youths, yet both survived, if you could call it that Now, twenty five years later, both struggle to move on and to make sense of what they are left with Wyatt is now a Private Investigator living in Las Vegas When asked by a friend to investigate a case in his former hometown, he jumps at the chance He survived a mass shooting in a movie theatre where five people were shot and killed Everyday he asks himself a question Why did I survive when they are all gone That case went unsolved Back where it all began, Wyatt does a little investigative work of his own Julianna is a nurse Her sister Genevieve disappeared from the State Fair twenty five years ago Gone in a flash, Julianna has never given up hope that Genevieve is still alive Julianna searches, year after year, turning over the same leads hoping for something new to appear Then it does.Hopeless and Lost Both ache for something neither can ever get back, regardless of the answers they find The Long and Faraway Gone There are character driven novels and then there are no...

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    A note about my reviews In an effort to focus on my novel writing, I ll be keeping my reviews a little shorter than usual Especially books that have been out for than a year If you have any questions about my review feel free to comment or send me a message ThanksThis is the first Lou Berney book that I have read, and as an aspiring novelist, I m amazed at his ability to write something from the noir detective fiction genre that is fresh and interesting Taking place in Oklahoma City, the setting was unique and readers will be able to tell that he knows a lot about the area It s nice to know that interesting things can happen outside of New York and Los Angeles He also takes on a daunting theme Both of the main characters in the novel are struggling with traumatic events from their past Both are still searching for answers that they may or may not find The fascinating thing about this book is the way the main characters de...

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    I ll be honest the first thing that drew me to Lou Berney s The Long and Faraway Gone was the lettering of the title on its cover Admit it it s happened to you before, too Because it looked similar to some other books I ve enjoyed recently particularly Marian Palaia s The Given World , I was intrigued.And then I started reading the bookand was instantly hooked Holy wow, this book is fantastic The past had power The past was a riptide That s why, if you had a brain in your head, you didn t go in the water In 1986, two separate crimes rocked Oklahoma City In a rundown movie theater, six employees were killed in a robbery, although one mysteriously survived And then at the State Fair, Genevieve, a teenage girl, disappeared after leaving her younger sister on the midway for a few minutes No answers were ever found in either crime.Twenty five years later, Wyatt, a private investigator in Las Vegas, is asked to do a favor for a friend and look into a case in Oklahoma City involving a relative of his wife The young woman, who was bequeathed a rundown music club by a man she knew vaguely, has become the victim of strange, harassing incidents, ostensibly to get her to sell But while the case itself proves challenging than he thinks it is, returning to Oklahoma City dredges up memories than Wyatt c...

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