Wednesday 11 March 2015

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I will start with saying that this was a really good book with a very interesting story or stories since it is actually two stories that parallel each other even though they take place in the same town.

Wyatt returns twenty-fives later to Oklahoma City. He has changed his name so we do not know among the people in the movie theater he was. If it weren't for his latest case would he probably have stayed as far away from Oklahoma City that could, but he owned a friend a favor so he is in the city and the memories come back to him. He can't let the movie theater murders while he investigates his case and he soon begins to question things about it.

Meanwhile, in the city is Julianna, the little sister of Genevieve. Genevieve disappeared a while before the murders and Julianna has never been able to let it go completely. Then, she finds out that the person that the police suspected the most for the disappearing is back in town.

It was really engrossing following these two lost souls in the city each with their own memories of a night twenty-five years earlier. I thought in the beginning that they would have more interactions, but the random encounters were much more interesting then that they would somehow meet and start to work together or something.

They are both damaged people, both with one memory that have shaped their lives, but not really able to live the lives to the fullest because they can't let the past go. Wyatt is asking a simple question; why? Why did he survive? Julianna is wondering what happened to her sister, why did disappear? Did someone take her?

A great read, I enjoyed it immensely!

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