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Synopsis

On the day a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, ten-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Armed with skills honed while caring for an alcoholic mother, she must battle to survive the days and months ahead. 
 

Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father—a Klan leader she has spent her life distancing herself from—and trying to escape the memories his funeral evokes. But Imogene is forced to confront secrets long held by Simmonsville and her own family

when, while clearing out her father's apparent hideout on the day of his funeral, she finds a child. Young and alive, in an abandoned basement, and behind a door that only locks from the outside.
 
As Imogene begins to uncover the truth of what happened to young Beth all those years ago, her father’s heir apparent to the Klan’s leadership threatens her and her family. Driven by a love that extends beyond the ties of blood, Imogene struggles to save a girl she never knew but will now be bound to forever, and to save herself and those dearest to her.

 

Tightly coiled and chilling, Gone Too Long ensnares, twists, and exposes the high price we are willing to pay for the ones we love. 

Two-time Edgar Award–winning author Lori Roy entangles readers in a heart-pounding tale of two women battling for survival against a century’s worth of hate.
 

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday July 1 - 6:00p.m

Discussion and Signing

St. Pete Beach Library

Tombolo Books will have books for sale

365 73rd Avenue

St. Pete Beach. Florida

Friday July 12 - 7:00p.m.

Discussion and Signing

The Bookmark

220 1st Street

Neptune Beach, Fl.  (Jacksonville)

People Magazine names GONE TOO LONG Book of the Week.

- 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.