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2014 Finalist Edgar Award for Best Novel 

Named New York Times Editors' Choice

"That's the simple, heartbreaking truth Lori Roy delivers, sotto voce, in UNTIL SHE COMES HOME, a quietly shocking account of the tiny tremors in the life of a city that warn of cataclysms to come." 

- Marilyn Stasio - The New York Times Book Review

"Roy adroitly captures the atmosphere of the time, when racial tensions were bubbling over and fear of integration was prevalent. The author slowly draws the reader in, as violence flares and dark secrets emerge; this is a superb, tense suspense tale that’s one of the year’s best crime novels."

- Lansing State Journal

"Roy's language pulses....Days after finishing [UNTIL SHE COMES HOME], the lives of these women still haunted me."

- Carole E. Barrowman - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Lori Roy mixes lyrical prose, a noir approach and gothic undertones for an urban story set in 1958 about a community pulled apart by racism, fear and image..." — Oline Cogdill - Florida Sun Sentinel

"Beach Reads you won't want to put down...In this thriller set in 1950s Detroit, a group of seemingly genteel women grapple with racial tension, gender violence, and two murders that throw their tidy suburban neighborhood into a tailspin." — Ladies Home Journal 

"Extraordinary. Compelling. And beautifully, quietly disturbing. ...These gorgeously drawn characters and their mysteries will haunt you long after you turn the last page. Lori Roy is an incredible talent."

- Hank Phillippi Ryan - Anthony, Agatha & Macavity winning author.  

"...a suspenseful, atmospheric work of crime fiction as well as a clear-eyed look at relationships between the sexes and races in mid 20th century America."Colette Bancroft - Tampa Bay Times

"A beautifully written, at times lyrical, study of a disintegrating community. Roy, author of the Edgar Award-winning mystery BENT ROAD, tackles similar themes here wtih equally successful results." — Kirkus - Starred Review

"What seems to begin in the glowing warmth of a homey kitchen transforms into a probing emotional drama that speaks powerfully to women about family, prejudice, power...and secrets." — Booklist - Starred Review

“Rich . . . Lyrical . . . Roy delivers a timeless story that gives shape to those secrets and tragedies from which some people never recover.” – McClatchy-Tribune News Service

“Lori Roy has entered the arena of great American authors shared by Williams, Faulkner and Lee.” – BookReporter

“A tour-de-force of mood and suspense.” – Bookpage

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