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 Berneys The Long and Faraway Gone is a smart, fiercely compassionate crime story that explores the mysteries of memory and the impact of violence on survivorsand the lengths they will go to find the painful truth of the events that scarred their lives.In the summer of 1986, 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 solved.Twenty-five years later, the reverberations of those unsolved cases quietly echo through survivors lives. A private investigator in Vegas, Wyatts latest inquiry takes him back to a past hes tried to escapeand 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 pastwith the day her beautiful older sister Genevieve disappeared. When Julianna discovers that one of the original suspects has resurfaced, shell stop at nothing to find answers.As Wyatts case becomes more complicated and dangerous, and Julianna seeks answers from a ghost, their obsessive quests not only stir memories of youth and first love, but also begin to illuminate dark secrets of the past. 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 freeor ultimately destroy them?