Mickey and Kacey Fitzgerald are sisters who grew up together but that is where the similarity ends. Mickey is a policewoman in Philadelphia raising a young son; Kacey is an addict who has been living on the streets for years. When Mickey discovers a woman murdered on her beat, she has the shocking feeling that her sister might be the next victim. While Mickey searches the crime-ridden neighborhoods of Philadelphia for her younger sister to alert her, her mind keeps going back to the past and how Kacey played a major role in it.
Long Bright River is a good read. Moore vividly portrays the seamy areas of Philadelphia, and she creates a page turner where the reader wants to discover the killer and what happens to Kacey. Long Bright River would be a fine choice to take on a long plane ride.