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.
"What do you get when an Edgar Award-winning suspense writer wrestles with a region's legacy of hate and violence? In this case, Lori Roy's GONE TOO LONG (Dutton), a book so good you can't look away. " O-The Oprah Magazine Online
One of the Best Books by Women Summer 2019 - O-The Oprah Magazine
"Roy’s story of a missing girl and the Klan-connected woman who solves the mystery of her disappearance is a cliffhanger to the end, and a potent cautionary tale." O - The Oprah Magazine
Named BOOK of the WEEK by People Magazine
"Set in a small Georgia town, this electrifying novel combines breathtaking suspense with chilling insights into the rise of newly energized white hate groups in America. ... It's a gripping mystery with a timely, unnerving message - you won't be able to look away." People Magazine
"Gripping...Ms. Roy excels at depicting scenes of consummate tension.” - Wall Street Journal
“Electrifying… [Roy] has always been deft at creating suspense but she hits a new level with this finely crafted thriller.Gone Too Long is a compelling thriller, and it’s also a story of how hatred and violence toward the other create a legacy that follows those who hate home." Colette Bancroft - Tampa Bay Times
“Family is the sturdy foundation for Edgar winner Lori Roy’s fifth outstanding standalone novel. The quietly unnerving GONE TOO LONG persuasively looks at the legacy of violence and hate, and the responsibility to stop festering bigotry and loathing....GONE TOO LONG, a formidable history of hate.”
Oline Cogdill - South Florida Sun Sentinel
"Like Emma Donoghue's ROOM, GONE TOO LONG is a hauntingly detailed story of survival."
Chicago Tribune-Best Books of the Summer
InStyle names GONE TOO LONG one of 12 June Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List”
"...a riveting mystery, brilliantly crafted and weighted with real-world resonance....A timely thriller that will stay with the reader long after the last page has been turned." Kirkus - Starred Review
"...filled with a creeping, entangling sense of danger. It’s the kind of writing you would expect from the Edgar-winning author, but it's made even more powerful here, filled with the purpose of exposing a hateful legacy and issuing a timely warning of its historical ebb and flow. "
Booklist - Starred Review
"This compelling, issue-oriented story by Edgar Award–winning author Roy (Bent Road) is a creepy, eerie account of a young girl and a community held hostage by the Klan."
Library Journal - Starred Review