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Synopsis-UNTIL SHE COMES HOME

In 1958 Detroit, on Alder Avenue, neighbors struggle to care for neighbors amidst a city ripe with conflicts that threaten their peaceful street.

 

Grace, Alder’s only expectant mother, eagerly awaits her first born. Best friend, Julia, prepares to welcome twin nieces.  And Malina sets the tone with her stylish dresses, tasteful home, and ironfisted stewardship of St. Alban’s bake sale.

Life erupts when child-like Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear the recent murder of a black woman at the factory on Willingham Avenue where their husbands work may warn of what has become of Elizabeth, and they worry what is yet to become of Julia—the last to see Elizabeth alive.

 

The men mount an around-the-clock search, leaving their families vulnerable to sinister elements hidden in plain sight. Only Grace knows what happened, but her mother warns her not to tell. “No man wants to know this about his wife.” Ashamed that her silence puts loved-ones in harm’s way, Grace gravitates toward the women of Willingham Avenue, who recognize her suffering as their own. Through their acceptance, Grace conquers her fear and dares to change what happens. 

 

On Alder Avenue comes a sound like a gunshot, ripping through the vicious secrets that bind friends, neighbors, spouses. For the wicked among them, the walk home will be long.

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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