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  1. Jennifer Masterson Jennifer Masterson says:

    This is a fantastic novel I was hooked right from the beginning and just loved it The Long and Faraway Gone should be on everyone s to read list The novel is about two separate tragic crimes that take place in Oklahoma in 1986 and how the survivors are still searching for answers in the year 2012 The character development is fantastic I loved the two main characters, especially Wyatt I rarely say this about a book but this should be made into a movie I actually could picture Wyatt bei This is a fantastic novel I was hooked right from the beginning and just loved it The Long and Faraway Gone should be on everyone s to read list The novel is about two separate tragic crimes that take place in Oklahoma in 1986 and how the survivors are still searching for answers in the year 2012 The character development is fantastic I loved the two main characters, especially Wyatt I rarely say this about a book but this should be made into a movie I actually could picture Wyatt being played by Edward Norton Read it and spread the word Lou Berney is an incredibly talented writer, this is an incredible book, and it should be at the top of the NY Times Bestsellers List


  2. Julie Julie says:

    The Long Ago and Far Away Gone by Lou Berney is a 2015 William Morrow Harper Collins publication.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wyatt is a private investigator who has been hired to check out the alleged harassment claims made by Candace Kilkenny, sister in law of another client The case isn t really all that worrisome on the surface, but the problem for Wyatt is that he ll have to return to his home town of OKC, a place that holds dark memories for him memories he d rather not have floating to the f The Long Ago and Far Away Gone by Lou Berney is a 2015 William Morrow Harper Collins publication.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Wyatt is a private investigator who has been hired to check out the alleged harassment claims made by Candace Kilkenny, sister in law of another client The case isn t really all that worrisome on the surface, but the problem for Wyatt is that he ll have to return to his home town of OKC, a place that holds dark memories for him memories he d rather not have floating to the forefront of his consciousness The past had power The past was a riptide That s why, if you had a brain in your head, you didn t go in the water But, he takes the case, which turns out to be farcomplicated than he bargained for, and sure enough, almost right from the second he rolls into OKC, he fights a losing battle with the past, finally embracing the inevitable, hoping to find the answers to lingering questions so that he can finally come to peace with why he has survived a tragedy no one else did Julianna Rosales is a nurse in OKC, also haunted by the past Years ago, her sister vanished from a carnival leaving Julianna stranded, never to be seen or heard from again Her search for answers consumes her, all the , as the detective who has worked on the case all these years is set to retire Humans, by nature, did this all the time They wanted something, so they found reasons to support that desire And then they convinced themselves that the reasons came first, that the reasons lead to the desire and not the other way around.As Wyatt and Julianna each work their way out of the rabbit hole they ve jumped into, their paths randomly cross one another in a peculiar sense of irony How is it that I am just now discovering this author All I can say is Wow This literary mystery embodies two cold cases, each one doggedly pursued by the survivors of the events that transpired The city, the spookiness of the crimes, even the nostalgia plays a part in setting the atmosphere of the novel The characters are haunted, tortured by memories and evidence that holds the key to solving the mysteries that keep them firmly rooted in the past, but remain elusive, just out of their grasp Was memory like a river that slowed over time to a trickle Or was it like a house with many rooms that become a house with fewer rooms and then finally just a single room you could never leave Wyatt and Julianna both put their lives at stake to free themselves from the agony of living in the continual limbo they have grown so accustomed to living in Wyatt, however, has the added stress of working a live case for Candace, which is yet another, equally riveting mystery within this novel It s like getting three mysteries for the price of one The writing is outstanding, the dialogue, the flashbacks, the poignancy, the suspense, the danger it all grabs you and won t let turn loose until you flip over that final page I was sorely tempted to start re reading this book the minute I finished it it s that good He liked to think that sometimes an ending cleared the way for a beginning 5 stars


  3. James Thane James Thane says:

    This is a very unique and beautifully written crime novel that examines the ways in which a single incident can alter the course of a life, the ways in which the past is always with us, and the power that our memories can hold over us Two separate tragedies occur in Oklahoma City in the summer of 1986 In the first, six young employees of a movie theater are shot to death in a robbery One employee survives and is haunted by the memory of that night and by the question of why he alone was left This is a very unique and beautifully written crime novel that examines the ways in which a single incident can alter the course of a life, the ways in which the past is always with us, and the power that our memories can hold over us Two separate tragedies occur in Oklahoma City in the summer of 1986 In the first, six young employees of a movie theater are shot to death in a robbery One employee survives and is haunted by the memory of that night and by the question of why he alone was left to live The second incident involves the disappearance of a teenage girl named Genevieve from the Oklahoma State Fair She leaves her younger sister, Julianna, promising that she will only be gone for a few minutes Twenty five years later, Julianna is still waiting for her sister to return with her own life basically on hold until she can resolve the mystery of what happened that night.Meanwhile, the boy who survived the theater massacre has changed his name and become Wyatt Rivers, a P.I working in Las Vegas As a favor to an important customer, who is also a friend, Wyatt agrees to investigate a case that takes him back to Oklahoma City for the first time in twenty five years A young woman named Candace Kilkenny has inherited a music club there and someone is harassing her, perhaps attempting to drive her out of the club and out of town Wyatt agrees to attempt to identify the culprit and put a stop to the harassment But from the moment he arrives back in Oklahoma, his memories pull him back to the night of the massacre and, in addition to investigating Candace s problems, he finds himself desperately attempting to find answers to the questions about that night that have followed him ever since.Meanwhile, Julianna is working as a nurse, her thoughts never straying far from the memory of her lost sister She continues to hound the detective who was in charge of the case and he patiently continues to answer her questions The principal suspect in Genevieve s disappearance was a carnival worker who had hit on Genevieve Julianna told the police that her sister was going to meet the guy, but it turns out that he had an iron clad alibi he was arrested for petty theft that evening, and Genevieve was seen alive by a witness following the arrest.The detective lets it slip the the ex carny is back in town When Julianna expresses a desire to talk to him, the detective warns her away This is a seriously bad guy and she should keep her distance But Julianna will never be able to move forward with her life until she knows that happened to her sister and so, in spite of the detective s advice, she determines to try to make contact with the guy.Both Wyatt and Julianna are very appealing characters Wyatt in particular, is smart and funny and lights up every page on which he appears His relationship with Candace, who gives at least as good as she gets, is very entertaining, and both of these stories pull the reader in and refuse to let go.Again, Berney writes beautifully the book is very well plotted and this is one of those cases where you want to race through the book to find out what happens and then go back and re read it very slowly to savor the experience An easy 4.5 stars for me


  4. Kemper Kemper says:

    This book may be the perfect example of a character driven crime story.In 1986 two major crimes occur in Oklahoma City A robbery of a movie theater turns into a massacre A beautiful teenager goes missing while attending a fair Both events are major news, but as with most things time passes and eventually they re forgotten But not by Wyatt and Julianna.Wyatt was the sole survivor of the movie theater staff, and 25 years later he s changed his name and moved to Las Vegas where he s a private i This book may be the perfect example of a character driven crime story.In 1986 two major crimes occur in Oklahoma City A robbery of a movie theater turns into a massacre A beautiful teenager goes missing while attending a fair Both events are major news, but as with most things time passes and eventually they re forgotten But not by Wyatt and Julianna.Wyatt was the sole survivor of the movie theater staff, and 25 years later he s changed his name and moved to Las Vegas where he s a private investigator doing background checks for casinos Julianna is the sister of the missing teen who still lives in the area and is haunted by the loss When a major client ask him to go to Oklahoma City for a case Wyatt is reluctant to revisit his old hometown, but soon finds himself caught up in the memories of that fateful summer Julianna is still obsessed with learning what happened to her sister, and she desperately latches on to any slim clue that might offer her answers.This book is a little bit tricky in that its tone at first reads like a PI novel with Wyatt being a cheerful guy whose style comes across as smart ass even when he doesn t mean to His investigation into the harassment of a woman who inherited a bar at first seems like a major plot that you assume will somehow eventually intersect with his and Julianna s story somehow.What you eventually realize is that what s really important here are the parallel stories of Wyatt and Julianna s trying to deal with the aftermath of what they went through They took completely different approaches Wyatt fled his old hometown and has done everything he can not to think about it, but as he revisits his old haunts in OKC the old survivor s guilt and questions begin to bubble up Julianna has actively been looking for the truth for over two decades, and her behavior has become obsessive and self destructive Even though they ve taken different paths in dealing with their pain what becomes clear over the course of the story is that the unanswered questions have haunted them all along.The book didn t go where I expected at all, and if you re looking for some kind of thriller where it all dovetails together nicely, you d probably be disappointed Instead what we get is arealistic thing where the two stories intersect in the small random ways that would happen in a small city Some mysteries are solved, some aren t, and some new ones arise The real question here isn t whether Wyatt and Julianna will ever know exactly what happened and why, it s if they can ever get over the guilt and grief to get on with their lives.Also, as a lifelong resident of the Midwest it s also nice to get a work of fiction that portrays characters from somewhere other than New York or Los Angeles as real people rather than just stereotypical jokes or rubes in flyover country.Great read, and I m happy to hear that Lou Berney has a new book coming out this fall I ll definitely be checking it out


  5. Kevin Kelsey Kevin Kelsey says:

    Posted at Heradas Sometimes the best lie was just the truth left to ripen on the branch too long I m kind of a snob when it comes to physical books There s a very specific kind of trade paperback aesthetic that I just adore A little shorter than a hardcover, thick ass pulpy paper, matte cover, very floppy Think about the kind of book you can roll up a little while you re reading, and when you set it down, it flops right back to flat The lack of any sort of gloss coating on the covers and no Posted at Heradas Sometimes the best lie was just the truth left to ripen on the branch too long I m kind of a snob when it comes to physical books There s a very specific kind of trade paperback aesthetic that I just adore A little shorter than a hardcover, thick ass pulpy paper, matte cover, very floppy Think about the kind of book you can roll up a little while you re reading, and when you set it down, it flops right back to flat The lack of any sort of gloss coating on the covers and not too much glue in the spine means the binding is nice and malleable, so there s no chance of it cracking if you read the book a little too hard Seriously, if a book is like this, at the very least I am going to pick it up and flip through it It s just a perfect feel for a book.I found a paperback copy of The Long and Faraway Gone in the used book store at my local library that had these exact characteristics I picked it up, flopped through it, read the synopsis and said Yep, getting this one Then I set it on my shelf and proceeded to forgot it entirely until a few months later, one night last week, when my wife decided she was going to make pasta from scratch When I help prepare any dough based food, I tend to hinderthan help, so my job that night was to select a book and read to her while she pressed the dough I d step back in when it was time to boil and drain I was taking too long at the bookshelf as usual, trying to select just the right book to fit the mood of the evening when she came in, flour all over her hands, an impatient look on her face She closed her eyes and pointed randomly at the book from the library bookstore that I d forgotten about Remembering, I took it off the shelf and followed her back into the kitchen to start reading Was memory like a river that slowed over time to a trickle Or was it like a house with many rooms that became a house with fewer rooms and then finally just a single room you could never leave The first thing that struck me was that it had great characters Great, great characters They were all so unique and different from one another, especially the secondary ones They felt alive with their own voices The next thing was that it had that clipped prose style that mystery novels are well known for I loved the short, incomplete sentences When a story calls for them, they add so much to the pace and feel of a book The story itself dripped with youthful nostalgia for shitty summer jobs, rural summer fairgrounds, and summer flings It dealt with loss and blame and guilt and questions of purpose I loved how there were multiple mysteries unfolding at the same time Some were resolved along the way, like side quests in a videogame, or b plots in a season arc of television Others not until the book came fully to its close.The setting of Oklahoma City was a nice change of pace from the usual Los Angeles, New York, Louisiana based mysteries that are a dime a dozen Plus, OKC is only a few hours from the city I ve been living in the last twenty years, so it was fun seeing something similar to where I live represented so well We ended up taking turns reading it to one another and absorbed the book over the next three or four nights It was so good that I immediately went out and bought another novel, Gutshot Straight, by the same author It s sitting on my shelf right now, but I want to wait a while I m planning on forgetting all about it, so it can be picked at random some night, and read together with my wife


  6. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    4.75 Stars.What does it mean to survive For that matter, what does it mean to live In the Summer of 1986, two different violent crimes in Oklahoma City almost destroyed the lives of two people in their youths, yet both survived, if you could call it that Now, twenty five years later, both struggle to move on and to make sense of what they are left with Wyatt is now a Private Investigator living in Las Vegas When asked by a friend to investigate a case in his former hometown, he jumps at the 4.75 Stars.What does it mean to survive For that matter, what does it mean to live In the Summer of 1986, two different violent crimes in Oklahoma City almost destroyed the lives of two people in their youths, yet both survived, if you could call it that Now, twenty five years later, both struggle to move on and to make sense of what they are left with Wyatt is now a Private Investigator living in Las Vegas When asked by a friend to investigate a case in his former hometown, he jumps at the chance He survived a mass shooting in a movie theatre where five people were shot and killed Everyday he asks himself a question Why did I survive when they are all gone That case went unsolved Back where it all began, Wyatt does a little investigative work of his own Julianna is a nurse Her sister Genevieve disappeared from the State Fair twenty five years ago Gone in a flash, Julianna has never given up hope that Genevieve is still alive Julianna searches, year after year, turning over the same leads hoping for something new to appear Then it does.Hopeless and Lost Both ache for something neither can ever get back, regardless of the answers they find The Long and Faraway Gone There are character driven novels and then there are novels written by Lou Berney This is the second novel I ve read by him the first being November Road and I must say, I am impressed He writes characters that settle into your soul and grow roots like a tree The character of Wyatt gutted me I felt what he was going through and desperately wanted to help him If only I could have As for Julianna, her strength surprised me Never one did she give up and if I were her, I might have cut and run That is what I love about Lou Berney s writing He makes you feel like you are right there with his characters, almost as if you are them, and that my friends is what spectacular writing is all about While I loved The Long and Faraway Gone, I didn t quite love it as much as November Road, which spoke to me for different reasons That said, this novel is absolutely brilliant and I highly recommend it if you like character driven novels and literary fiction Thank you to Hoopla for making this novel available Published on Goodreads,and Twitter on 7.14.19


  7. Margitte Margitte says:

    It is a quiet Saturday, home alone, and I wanted to spend the time reading No telephones, no people It was just my luck that I have chosen this book This was my first encounter with Lou Berney s books He wrote a mystery crime that turned out to be three mysteries rolled into one tale with enough oomph behind it to let me skip breakfast, lunch, and dinner It was snacks and coffee today Then juice, then water, then some snacks again I read everywhere I went I noticed from my bedroom window It is a quiet Saturday, home alone, and I wanted to spend the time reading No telephones, no people It was just my luck that I have chosen this book This was my first encounter with Lou Berney s books He wrote a mystery crime that turned out to be three mysteries rolled into one tale with enough oomph behind it to let me skip breakfast, lunch, and dinner It was snacks and coffee today Then juice, then water, then some snacks again I read everywhere I went I noticed from my bedroom window that it was a nice cool sunny day outside Through the window The window said there was a day passing by outside But I was in Oklahoma City With Wyatt Michael Oliver , Candace Kilkenny, Genevieve and Julianna In the summer of 1986, 25 years earlier, a seventeen year old girl disappeared from the annual State Fair, and six murders in a movie theater rocked the city.Those who stayed behind had to go on with life, while their abilities to cope were hampered by the uncertainties about what happened that fateful summer The murders and the disappearance remained unsolved, until fate stepped in and rolled away the curtains on the secrets that were buried for so long.I expected the usual detective drama with many misguiding clues thrown into the mix It was there, sure But the story was a lotthan that In the end it was about gentle, damaged souls who were brought together by fate and confronted with their pasts It was about bonds and friendships It was eventually about new beginnings It is certainly one of the best mystery crime novels I have read in a very long time I think the last time I felt this engrossed and impressed by a book, withor less the same richness of tone and ambiance, was Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg.More resent reads The Dry by Jane Harper A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin I got so muchthan I ever bargained for And that made the hours reading, which I can never get back in my life, absolutely worth it.This novel won several awards The Edgar Award the Anthony Award the Barry Award, and was nominated for 2015 LA Times Book Prize, for the best paperback original It my opinion it deserved them all.RECOMMENDED


  8. Paula Paula says:

    You certainly get your money s worth by reading The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney This is a mystery crime novel that has three plots in one book Winner of the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Barry awards, this book is a real winner.Private Investigator Wyatt is asked to leave his current home in Vegas and travel to Oklahoma City to help a young woman, Candace, with harassment problems in the night club she just inherited Low and behold this is Wyatt s boyhood home that he hasn t stepped b You certainly get your money s worth by reading The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney This is a mystery crime novel that has three plots in one book Winner of the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Barry awards, this book is a real winner.Private Investigator Wyatt is asked to leave his current home in Vegas and travel to Oklahoma City to help a young woman, Candace, with harassment problems in the night club she just inherited Low and behold this is Wyatt s boyhood home that he hasn t stepped back into for years Wyatt is totally freaked out with the request, but must go Meanwhile, we are introduced to Julianne and her quest to find out what happened to her sister, Genevieve, who disappeared at a county fair many years ago Twenty five years ago In Oklahoma City six people were murdered at a movie theater with one survivor This is a story written about the survivors of these crimes and their obsession to get some answers We see what people are driven to do to get to the truth Many past secrets are revealed.Lou Berney s writing is spectacular I will certainly be looking to readof his books.Highly recommend 4.5 out of 5 stars


  9. Matt Matt says:

    A note about my reviews In an effort to focus on my novel writing, I ll be keeping my reviews a little shorter than usual Especially books that have been out forthan a year If you have any questions about my review feel free to comment or send me a message ThanksThis is the first Lou Berney book that I have read, and as an aspiring novelist, I m amazed at his ability to write something from the noir detective fiction genre that is fresh and interesting Taking place in Oklahoma City, t A note about my reviews In an effort to focus on my novel writing, I ll be keeping my reviews a little shorter than usual Especially books that have been out forthan a year If you have any questions about my review feel free to comment or send me a message ThanksThis is the first Lou Berney book that I have read, and as an aspiring novelist, I m amazed at his ability to write something from the noir detective fiction genre that is fresh and interesting Taking place in Oklahoma City, the setting was unique and readers will be able to tell that he knows a lot about the area It s nice to know that interesting things can happen outside of New York and Los Angeles He also takes on a daunting theme Both of the main characters in the novel are struggling with traumatic events from their past Both are still searching for answers that they may or may not find The fascinating thing about this book is the way the main characters deal with the closure or lack of closure relating to these events I really didn t expect any of the twists that Berney was able to weave into the plot It is a little slow in the beginning but that is by design, as Berney is setting readers up for the dramatic climax and resolution I could definitely see this turned into a TV series or a movie It fits perfectly in the category of character driven dramas


  10. Larry H Larry H says:

    I ll be honest the first thing that drew me to Lou Berney s The Long and Faraway Gone was the lettering of the title on its cover Admit it it s happened to you before, too Because it looked similar to some other books I ve enjoyed recently particularly Marian Palaia s The Given World , I was intrigued.And then I started reading the bookand was instantly hooked Holy wow, this book is fantastic The past had power The past was a riptide That s why, if you had a brain in your h I ll be honest the first thing that drew me to Lou Berney s The Long and Faraway Gone was the lettering of the title on its cover Admit it it s happened to you before, too Because it looked similar to some other books I ve enjoyed recently particularly Marian Palaia s The Given World , I was intrigued.And then I started reading the bookand was instantly hooked Holy wow, this book is fantastic The past had power The past was a riptide That s why, if you had a brain in your head, you didn t go in the water In 1986, two separate crimes rocked Oklahoma City In a rundown movie theater, six employees were killed in a robbery, although one mysteriously survived And then at the State Fair, Genevieve, a teenage girl, disappeared after leaving her younger sister on the midway for a few minutes No answers were ever found in either crime.Twenty five years later, Wyatt, a private investigator in Las Vegas, is asked to do a favor for a friend and look into a case in Oklahoma City involving a relative of his wife The young woman, who was bequeathed a rundown music club by a man she knew vaguely, has become the victim of strange, harassing incidents, ostensibly to get her to sell But while the case itself proveschallenging than he thinks it is, returning to Oklahoma City dredges upmemories than Wyatt can handle, and reminds him of questions he never could answer.Julianna was 12 years old when her sister Genevieve disappeared Despite the fact that the police never were able to figure out what happened to her, Julianna has never given up trying to solve the mystery, at the expense of her relationships, her career, and often her sanity When a person from those days re emerges, she is willing to risk everything she has to find the answers she so desperately needs The landscape of memory was like that Sometimes the near seemed far, far away and the faraway was right beneath your feet This book is so powerfully written, so compelling If you ve ever found yourself unable to move on from something that once happened to you, you can identify, although perhaps only on a small scale, with these characters And they re wonderfully memorable characters, so desperate to move on with their lives but utterly unable to pull themselves away from the past This book is both hopeful and sad, and Berney did such a great job shifting perspectives between Julianna and Wyatt, and from past to present.I had never heard of Berney before, but I am definitely interested in reading his earlier books He s a tremendously talented storyteller, and The Long and Faraway Gone was just a fantastic book.See all of my reviews and other stuff at


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The Long and Faraway Gone ❴BOOKS❵ ✮ The Long and Faraway Gone Author Lou Berney – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award nominee Lou Berney s The Long and Fara With the compelling narrative tension and psychological complexity and Faraway Epub µ of the works of Laura Lippman, Dennis The Long PDF/EPUB ² Lehane, Kate Atkinson, and Michael Connelly, Edgar Award nominee Lou Berney s The Long and Faraway Long and Faraway Kindle Ó Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivors and the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their livesIn the summer of , two tragedies rocked Oklahoma City Six movie theater employees were killed in an armed robbery, while one inexplicably survived Then, a teenage girl vanished from the annual State Fair Neither crime was ever solvedTwenty five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors lives A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatt s latest inquiry takes him back to a past he s tried to escape and drags him deeper into the harrowing mystery of the movie house robbery that left six of his friends dead Like Wyatt, Julianna struggles with the past with the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, she ll stop at nothing to find answersAs fate brings these damaged souls together, their obsessive quests spark sexual currents neither can resist But will their shared passion and obsession heal them, or push them closer to the edge Even if they find the truth, will it help them understand what happened, that long and faraway gone summer Will it set them free or ultimately destroy them.