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Lori Roy Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bent Road (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Until She Comes Home (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let Me Die in His Footsteps (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disappearing (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lori Roy is an award winning writer from America, who is famous for writing fiction, mystery, suspense, historical fiction, and thriller novels. She has written a number of successful standalone books in her career. Author Roy is the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She won this prestigious award with her very first novel. Author Roy’s work has been named as a NY Times Notable Crime Novel on two occasions. Also, her books have been included on numerous bestseller lists as well as summer-reading lits. Roy’s novel, Until She Comes Home, was chosen as an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times and was also nominated for the prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Prize in the category of the Best Novel. Another popular book of author Roy, Let Me Die In His Footsteps, was named in the top 15 best mystery books of the year 2015 and was also included in the list of top fiction novels of the same year. The same book also helped author Roy win her second Edgar Award.

After winning this award, author Roy became the only female writer to win this award in the categories of both Best Novel and Best Debut Novel. Also, she became the third writer overall to have achieved this feat. As of now, author Roy is hoping that her recent novel, The Disappearing, will also entertain the readers like all her earlier books have done and go on to become a great success. Author Roy considers herself blessed to have the talent of writing interesting stories. She also thinks that she is very lucky to have found a supporting husband. Roy likes to give the credit of all her success to her hardcore fans and supporters. She says that it is only because of their love and support that she has been able to achieve so much success in her literary career. Author Roy wishes that the readers keep supporting her with all her future works so that she could continue to write many more interesting novels. Currently, she lives a happily married life with her loving husband. Roy has planned to develop a book series and is working towards finding a good deal with her publishers. She keeps herself busy with her writing works throughout the day, and whenever she gets any spare time, she likes to spend some quality moments in the company of her husband.

The debut book written by author Lori Roy is entitled ‘Bent Road’. It was released by the Dutton publication in the year 2010. This book features the chief characters in the roles of Celia Scott, Arthur Scott, Eve, Evee, and Daniel. Author Roy has done the setting of this book’s plot in Kansas and Detroit. At the start of the book’s story, it is shown that Celia Scott and Arthur Scott are husband and wife. In the 20 years of their married, everything looked perfect, except for one thing that keeps Celia Scott bothering all the time. Arthur had a sister named Eve and she had died before Arthur met and married Celia. Following the death of Eve, Arthur left his hometown in Kansas and settled in Detroit. There, he came across Celia and married her. He never looked back, discussed anything, or talked about Eve’s death. And Celia Scott has watched Arthur hiding all these years from the secrets surrounding the death of his sister.

Later, the events from the riots of 1967 begin to haunt Arthur Scott more than his own past. A point comes when he decides that he must go back to his hometown and confront the reality of the death of his sister. Arthur convinces his wife to pack up everything and head back to the same road, Bent Road, where he grew up. He thinks that the time has finally come when he must return to the small town in Kansas, where the mysterious death of Eve took place. After coming to his old house, Arthur Scott and his oldest daughter find it easy to get used to to the rural life. But, Celia and her younger children find it very difficult to adjust to the changed surroundings. Arthur and Celia’s son, Daniel, hopes that Kansas will help him turn into a man one day. He also hopes that Kansas doesn’t turn out to be like Detroit even slightly. Eve hopes of growing up in Kansas and living a good life in the rural side. Celia finds herself grappling with brutality of death and life and loneliness on the farm. Some time later, the family learns that a local girl has vanished mysteriously. Her disappearance makes Arthur get the flashback of the circumstances that had led to the disappearance and subsequent death of his own sister. As the disturbing news spreads in the entire Kansas like a wildfire, the Arthur and his family end up catapulting into the curve of a dead man.

Another mind blowing standalone book penned by author Roy is called ‘The Disappearing’. It was also published by the Dutton Books in 2018. This book consists of the primary characters as Lane Fielding, Annalee, Talley, Neil Fielding, etc. Roy has set the story in Florida and New York City. At the beginning of the story of the book, it is depicted that Lane runs away from her hometown in Florida just after high school and takes shelter in New York City. She swears not to return to the Florida hometown ever in her life. Twenty years down the line, she becomes a newly divorced mother of 2 daughters, Annalee and Talley, and is forced to come back as she has nowhere else to go. She earns her living by tending a bar at a local dive and lives on the Fielding Plantation with her parents. But, doesn’t like coming back at all as she feels haunted by her past.

Also, her father’s sinister crimes at the time when he was the director of a notorious boys’ school, make Lane Fielding feel unwelcomed in the town. Her struggles reach to a new height when Annalee disappears suddenly. Ten days before the disappearance of Annalee, a young student had gone missing. These two back to back disappearances indicate that a serial killer, who used to prey upon the damned town some years back, has come back. And when Lane learns from Talley that she has made an unseemly new friend, she begins to find out whether her daughter’s vanishing is linked to the crimes of her father? The worst fear that comes to Lane’s mind in such a testing situation is that she is surrounded by numerous enemies and thinks that returning to the hometown was the worst decision of her life. As reporters get crowded into the town, police search every nook and corner, and circumstances take disturbing turns, the struggles of Lane Fielding of finding her daughter continue to haunt her.

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