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Lori Roy


Lori Roy

Lori Roy is the author of BENT ROAD, winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel; UNTIL SHE COMES HOME, finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel; and LET ME DIE IN HIS FOOTSTEPS, winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her family.

Lori Roy

Books by Lori Roy

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

On the day that a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, 10-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father, a Klan leader from whom she has spent her life distancing herself. But Imogene is forced to confront secrets long held by Simmonsville and her own family when, while clearing out her father's apparent hideout on the day of his funeral, she finds a child --- young and alive, in an abandoned basement, and behind a door that only locks from the outside. As Imogene begins to uncover the truth of what happened to young Beth all those years ago, her father’s heir apparent to the Klan’s leadership threatens her and her family.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

When Lane Fielding fled her isolated Florida hometown after high school, she swore she'd never return. But 20 years later, she finds herself tending bar at the local dive and living with her parents on the historic Fielding Plantation. Here, the past haunts her and the sinister crimes of her father --- the former director of an infamous boys' school --- make her as unwelcome in town as she was the day she left. Ostracized by the people she was taught to trust, Lane's unsteady truce with the town is rattled when her older daughter suddenly vanishes. When Lane's younger daughter admits to having made a new and unseemly friend, a desperate Lane attacks her hometown's façade to discover whether her daughter's disappearance is payback for her father's crimes --- or for her own.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Everyone knows Hollerans don’t go near Baines, not since Joseph Carl was buried two decades before. But armed with a silver-handled flashlight, Annie Holleran runs through her family’s lavender fields toward the well on the Baines’ place. At the stroke of midnight, she gazes into the water in search of her future. Not finding what she had hoped for, she turns from the well. And when the body she sees there in the moonlight is discovered come morning, Annie will have much to explain and a past to account for.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Suspense

In 1958 Detroit, Grace eagerly awaits her first born, while best friend Julia prepares to welcome twin nieces. However, life erupts when childlike Elizabeth disappears while in the care of Grace and Julia. All the ladies fear that the recent murder of a black woman at the factory 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.

by Lori Roy - Fiction, Psychological Suspense

For 20 years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets around his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 riots frighten him even more than his past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to his hometown, where Eve mysteriously died.