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Praise for THE DISAPPEARING

"Lori Roy is one of the most elegant and enchanting writers to cross my path in a long, long time. I was transfixed by THE DISAPPEARING. A story of buried secrets rising to the light, it unfolds with a hypnotic grip that won't let go until the last secrets are revealed on the final page. This is a deep, dark and wonderful book."                                                                                                 

  Michael Connelly

NYT bestselling author of TWO KINDS OF TRUTH 

Named one of the Best Mysteries of 2018 by Oline Cogdill - Sun Sentinel.

Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Named one of the top books coming out this summer by BUSTLE.

Named to the 2018 Summer Reading List by DEEP SOUTH MAGAZINE.

Named a Highly Anticipated book for Spring / Summer 2018 by Publishers Marketplace Buzz Books 

"Roy's new novel is impossible to put down or forget, a masterful show of suspense."                                       CRIME READS Most Anticipated Summer Reads

"Gripping..[Roy is a] rising star." O, The Oprah Magazine

"As atmospheric as a summer's night." Family Circle - Summer's Best Books Reading List

“An irresistibly propulsive mystery wrapped in the haunted atmosphere of Southern Gothic, and inspired by real Florida crimes…her best book yet.” --Tampa Bay Times."    Tampa Bay Times - Colette Bancroft

Lori Roy...is a remarkable writer especially when she is tracking with a strange elegance a family steeped in death. What makes her prose lyrically different from most mysteries is her capacity to build her plot from shreds of horror. ” --                                                                                                                                                                   Washington Times 

Named a Critics and Authors Pick for July 2018 by  the Library Journal

"...exceptional novel. Lori Roy's writing oozes atmosphere."   Star Tribune - Summer Reading List

“Beautifully written and expertly plotted, THE DISAPPEARING is a twisty, haunting, and utterly riveting thriller.  Lori Roy just gets better and better.”

 Alafair Burke 

NYT bestselling author of THE WIFE

"Lori Roy has been on my must-read list since her debut. There's a reason she's already won two Edgar Awards -- exemplary plotting, clever twists, and compelling characters -- but for me it is her voice that holds the most power. She writes with an ingenious, whispering menace and a masterful understanding of the way the past works on the present, and on the human heart. THE DISAPPEARING is her finest work to date."

Michael Koryta

New York Times-bestselling author of RISE THE DARK 

"As dark and atmospheric as a Northern Florida summer night, THE DISAPPEARING is Lori Roy at the top of her game.  Her simmering tale is, at the heart, a compelling mystery.  But it’s also a deep meditation on family and the secrets and lies that can twist through our lives like a strangler fig. The powerful sense of place and a haunting cast of characters linger long after the book is closed. If you haven’t read Lori Roy, now is the time."

Lisa Unger

New York Times-bestselling author of THE RED HUNTER

"Lori Roy is an impeccable writer--original, fearless, and insightful. THE DISAPPEARING, with its dark secrets and damaged souls, is another triumph of Roy's skill: it's insidiously sinister, seamlessly plotted, and relentlessly haunting. "

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Nationally Bestselling Author of TRUST ME

Named among 12 of the season’s most suspenseful, absorbing and totally entertaining new books by AARP

"This contemporary slow burner oozes with atmosphere, and Roy effortlessly weaves numerous plot threads together without sacrificing her characters, who are very flawed and all too human. Secrets and lies abound, and Lane’s struggle to be a good mother while fighting her own considerable demons will resonate with readers, as will the chilling finale.

A twisted Southern gothic winner."

Kirkus Reviews

“Roy has created a town with a frightening past that just keeps getting worse. You get the chills just reading her hypnotic tale, which makes this four in a row when it comes to fantastic books written by Lori Roy.”

Suspense Magazine

“Roy ... delivers another creepily atmospheric, cunningly plotted suspense tale. ...excruciating tension throughout. "

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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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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.