Long Bright River by Liz Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Quite an interesting mystery!
Set in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, and one of the things I most enjoyed about this books was the setting of Kensington, the neighborhood and the people.
Next was the unreliable narrator, Mickey, and the truths she's not quite willing to share with the reader.
And Mickey: complicated and messy. Her life and family is complicated but what strikes me the most, what gets me the most, is she tries. And tries. And tries. Just as those around her try. But often fail, because we are human, and, also, because addiction.
Oh, plot? OK, plot. Mickey is a police officer; her sister is an addict and prostitute. Someone is killing women, killing prostitutes, and Mickey's sister has disappeared. No one seems to care, because they are poor and addicts and hookers.