Welcome to Barrel of Books and Games!
BBG Book Club with AUTHOR APPEARANCE - Wednesday, June 26th
***Author Lori Roy will be here for Book Club to discuss the book with us***
Join us at 6pm as we enjoy wine, water and snacks and discuss this month's book choice: Gone Too Long by Lori Roy. It's free! All are welcome and no reservations needed, just show up! Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet Lori and hear all about her writing process. Lori is one of only four authors to have ever won the Edgar Award TWICE! Even though Gone Too Long doesn't hit the shelves everywhere else until June 25th, we have special permission to sell them early. As soon as I have the books I'll update this page to let you all know that you can come by and pick up your copy. It'll be great to have everyone read the book before we get to hear about it right from Lori. You can of course have your book signed that evening as well.
Two-time Edgar Award–winning author Lori Roy entangles readers in a heart-pounding tale of two women battling for survival against a century’s worth of hate.
On the day a black truck rattles past her house and a Klan flyer lands in her front yard, ten-year-old Beth disappears from her Simmonsville, Georgia, home. Armed with skills honed while caring for an alcoholic mother, she must battle to survive the days and months ahead.
Seven years later, Imogene Coulter is burying her father—a Klan leader she has spent her life distancing herself from—and trying to escape the memories his funeral evokes. 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. Driven by a love that extends beyond the ties of blood, Imogene struggles to save a girl she never knew but will now be bound to forever, and to save herself and those dearest to her. Tightly coiled and chilling, Gone Too Long ensnares, twists, and exposes the high price we are willing to pay for the ones we love.