Lou Berney

"When people say they want to read a really good novel, the kind you can't put down,
this is the kind of book they mean. Exceptional." – Stephen King

“As hip, hilarious, and entertaining as it is wrenching, beautiful, and ultimately redemptive.”

– The Huffington Post

The Long and Faraway Gone

Winner of the 2016 Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Barry, ALA and Oklahoma Book awards.

In August of 1986, six employees of a movie theater in Oklahoma City were brutally murdered during an armed robbery. A month later, a teenage girl vanished from the Oklahoma State Fair. Neither crime was ever solved.

A quarter of century later, the tragedies continue to echo through the lives of two survivors. Wyatt, a private investigator in Las Vegas, takes a case that unexpectedly brings him back to a hometown, and a past, he's tried to escape – and drags him deeper into the mystery of the robbery that left all his friends dead.

Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past – with the day her beautiful older sister disappeared without a trace. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has re-surfaced, she'll stop at nothing to find answers.

From William Morrow/HarperCollins (2015)