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Synopsis - BENT ROAD

For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. As a young man, Arthur fled Kansas, moved to Detroit, married Celia, and never looked back-until the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past. 

Returning to Bent Road, he and their oldest daughter slip easily into rural life, but Celia and their two younger children grapple with loneliness and the brutality of life and death on a farm. Then, a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve ...

On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn:


Sometimes killing is the kindest way.

About Lori

Photo by Val Ritter

Lori Roy is the two time Edgar Allen Poe award-winning author of BENT ROAD and LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS. GONE TOO LONG coming June 2019



- The Oprah Magazine names GONE TOO LONG one of the Best Books by Women of the Summer of 2019

JJill, in partnership with O - The Oprah Magazine names Lori one of five inspired women as part of their INSPIRED WOMEN campaign. Click Here to learn more.

People Magazine names GONE TOO LONG Book of the Week.

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