Until She Comes Home

Until She Comes Home

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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 a pair of seemingly unrelated murders crumbles the facade of a changing Detroit neighborhood. In 1958 Detroit, on Alder Avenue, neighbors struggle to care for neighbors amid 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 childlike 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 act. On Alder Avenue, vicious secrets bind friends, neighbors, and spouses. For the wicked among them, the walk home will be long.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 338 pages
  • 162.56 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525953965
  • 9780525953968
  • 2,091,098

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"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" - "Kirkus "(starred review) "Roy's troubling novel leaves readers guessing until the end." -"Library Journal"show more

About Lori Roy

LORI ROY lives with her family in west central Florida. She is the author of the Edgar(R)-Award winning novel "Bent Road".""show more

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