Laila Levin enjoys a successful marriage and a thriving career as an I.T. executive in Austin, Texas, but she can’t quite shake her lifelong sense of not truly belonging anywhere.
When her company announces a major layoff, Laila finds herself caught between an unscrupulous CEO and her promiscuous boss. Then news of her college roommate’s suicide stirs up a dark secret involving three devious friends from her past. One has betrayed a vow, another wants to rekindle their romance, and the third is out for revenge.
Suddenly for Laila, it’s 1969 again. She’s only seventeen, and she’s left her sheltered home in Long Island for college in Connecticut. Amid protests of the Vietnam War, she’s tempted by the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll that rule her generation. Laila gets swept up in a deceptive love triangle with two older locals and initiated into their unethical hippie family. Too late she realizes her search to belong has led to tragedy.
Laila must now juggle the demands of her perplexed husband and her baby boomer past forcing her to make choices that endanger her survival and challenge her conscience.
She learns that the lines between right and wrong are often blurred, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
★★★★★ “I love a mystery and I love stories about the late 60’s/early 70’s and this book has both. Really fun read.” –Barbara Gaines, Executive Producer, The Late Show with David Letterman
★★★★★ “Lara Reznik masterfully creates a story that brings the past and present together seamlessly. . . . I can honestly say it is not often that the plot of a book surprises me the way this one did. This book is truly timeless. I would recommend “The Girl from Long Guyland” to anyone who likes to read no matter what their preferred genre.” Katherine Bennett, Reviewer, Readers Favorite
From the Author
This book is dedicated to all baby boomers who survived the late 60’s and 70’s, as well as those that didn’t. Hope you enjoy the ride. –Lara
More About the Author
Lara launched her debut novel, The Girl From Long Guyland, on Amazon on Nov 8th, 2012. The novel consistently ranked the #1 spot in both Suspense and Contemporary Fiction, and ranked #4 overall kindle books during it’s Amazon kindle select promotional free days in November 2012. In addition to her novels, Lara has written and optioned three screenplays that have garnered semifinalist and finalist wins in the Austin Heart of Film, Southwest Writers, TV Writer, Chesterfield and Writer’s Digest contests.
Currently, Lara is working on a new novel based on her screenplay, The M&M Boys.
Screenplays by Lara Reznik:
- The M&M Boys
- Bagels & Salsa
- Dance of Deception
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