Roy, Lori

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Gone Too Long

This compelling, issue-oriented story by Edgar Award-winning author Roy (Bent Road) is a creepy, eerie account of a young girl and a community held hostage by the Klan. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]

The Disappearing

There is much to digest in this richly atmospheric tale told through the alternating perspectives of four main characters. Roy (Bent Road; Until She Comes Home) is a skilled and deft wordsmith, but the tortuous plot fails to form a cohesive story. An optional purchase. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/18.]

The Disappearing

Two-time Edgar Award winner Roy takes us to northern Florida with Lane Fielding, who's abandoned a cheating husband and fled home to her parents with her two daughters...

Let Me Die in His Footsteps

In her third novel (after the Edgar Award-winning Bent Road and the Edgar-nominated Until She Comes Home) Roy describes life on a lavender farm in rural Kentucky in vivid detail, and the mystery of what happened years ago will keep readers engaged until the end. Her engaging story of young love, Southern folklore, family feuds, and crimes of passion is bound to satisfy readers who enjoy Southern fiction and coming-of-age tales. [See Prepub Alert, 12/8/14; Dutton is pushing to breakout Roy with extensive marketing.—Ed.]

Until She Comes Home

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. [See Prepub Alert, 12/14/12.]

Bent Road

Roy's exceptional debut novel is full of tension, complex characters, and deftly gothic overtones. Readers of Tana French's In the Woods will find this dark and satisfying story a great read. Highly recommended.

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