Until She Comes Home by Lori Roy audiobook

Until She Comes Home

By Lori Roy
Read by Marguerite Gavin

Blackstone Publishing 9780525953968

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470881726

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  • ISBN: 9781470881740

Runtime: 9.75 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Novel

Winner of an Edgar Award for Best First Novel for Bent Road, Lori Roy returns with Until She Comes Home, a tale of spellbinding suspense in which murder crumbles the façade of a changing Detroit neighborhood.

In 1958 Detroit, neighbors on Alder Avenue struggle to care for one another amid a city rife with conflicts that threaten their peaceful street.

Grace, Alder's only expectant mother, eagerly awaits her firstborn; her 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 childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory on Willingham Avenue where their husbands work may portend what has become of Elizabeth. They also fear what will become of Julia—the last person 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 act.

On Alder Avenue, vicious secrets bind friends, neighbors, and spouses. For the wicked among them, the walk home will be long.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you really want to know what shape your hometown is in, just take a good look at the street you live on, trying to see it as a stranger might. 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…Roy executes these transformations with such a delicate touch that the subtle alterations in a marriage, a friendship, a neighborhood hardly register—until the day someone looks around and realizes that all the trees have died.” New York Times Book Review
“Roy makes every detail count as she builds her characters and gently but inexorably leads them to reexamine their own lives. 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)
“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 with equally successful results.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Roy follows her Edgar-winning debut, Bent Road, with a moody, tension-filled tale of intertwined crimes set in late 1950s Detroit…[A]  well-written period piece.” Publishers Weekly
“Roy’s second psychological crime novel dissects the lives and interactions of the families who reside on Alder Avenue, Detroit, in the 1950s…Roy skillfully delves into each character’s inner state to uncover why the death and disappearance, respectively, of the two women affect each of them so differently. Roy’s troubling novel leaves readers guessing until the end. It will appeal strongly to those fascinated by the psychological aspects of violent crimes and the motivations of those who commit them.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Lori Roy

Author Bio: Lori Roy

Lori Roy was born and raised in the Midwest, where she worked for years as a tax accountant before turning her focus to writing. Her work has appeared in the Chattahoochee Review and she is the recipient of the Ed Hirshberg Award for Excellence in Florida Writing. She also won an Edgar Award for her first novel, Bent Road. She lives with her family in Florida.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English