Book review: In Liz Moore's 'Long Bright River,' a drug epidemic, a family in crisis and a series of murders

'Long Bright River'

‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore, Riverhead Books, 2020, 482 pages, $26


“Long Bright River,” the new novel from Liz Moore, nimbly balances the broad scale of the hard-boiled police procedural with the intimacy of a family drama.

It is set both on the streets and in the families of a big-city neighborhood. Kensington is “one of the newer neighborhoods in what is, by American standards, the very old city of Philadelphia.”