My book review of 'The Long, Long Afternoon' by Inga Vesper

by Inga Vesper
The Long, Long Afternoon
by Inga Vesper

When Joyce goes missing there are fears for the worst. Her young children have been left unattended and there's blood all over the kitchen. Police detective Mick Blanke and Joyce's maid, Ruby, are determined to find out what's happened. But are they able to join forces? And who is responsible for Joyce's disappearance?

An extraordinary novel. It is wonderfully atmospheric of 1950s domestic, suburban America in this page-turning mystery, while also delicately explores racism and sexism prevalent at the time.

I was so sorry when this book came to an end.

A beautiful cover, and a fabulous book. Here's hoping this author will write much more.

Review date: November 2020