Book review: Into the Fire and Long Bright River

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 15 Feb 2020, 12:09PM

Book review: Into the Fire and Long Bright River

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 15 Feb 2020, 12:09PM

This week, Catherine Raynes reviews two new exciting books for you to read.

Into the Fire by Gregg Hurwitz

Evan Smoak - Orphan X aka The Nowhere Man - returns in an enthralling fifth adventure.

As a boy, Evan Smoak was taken from his foster home and inducted into a top secret Cold War programme. Code-named Orphan X, he was trained to become a lethal weapon, then dispatched around the world to do whatever was required to keep his country safe. When Evan discovered the mission was rotten to the core, he got out using his skills to hide in plain sight while helping those who can't help themselves.

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn’t be more different. Then one of them goes missing.

In a Philadelphia neighbourhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.

Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey’s district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit–and her sister–before it’s too late.

Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters’ childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.