The Long, Long Afternoon

The most atmospheric and compelling debut novel of the year

Inga Vesper
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A gripping and beguiling debut reading group mystery for fans of Tigers in Red Weather and Tangerine.

The sunniest places hold the darkest secrets.

Yesterday, I kissed my husband for the last time . . .

It's the summer of 1959, and the well-trimmed lawns of Sunnylakes, California, wilt under the sun. At some point during the long, long afternoon, Joyce Haney, wife, mother, vanishes from her home, leaving behind two terrified toddlers and a bloodstain on the kitchen floor . . .

A beguiling, deeply atmospheric debut novel from the cracked heart of the American Dream, The Long, Long Afternoon is at once a page-turning mystery and an intoxicating vision of the ways in which women everywhere are diminished, silenced and ultimately under-estimated.

Author bio:

Inga Vesper is a journalist and editor. She moved to the UK from Germany to work as a carer, before the urge to write and explore brought her to journalism. As a reporter, she covered the coroner's court and was able to observe how family, neighbours and police react to a suspicious death. Inga has worked and lived in Syria and Tanzania, but always returned to London, because there's no better place to find a good story than the top deck of a bus.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781838772260
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Manilla
Pub Date: March 2021
Page Extent: 400
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Crime & mystery