The Long, Long Afternoon

Author(s): 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.

'Beautifully crafted, claustrophobic and compelling, Inga Vesper's skilfully woven suburban noir is as delicious as a long drink on a hot day' - Stacey Halls

'It's hard to express just how much I loved The Long, Long Afternoon. It's breathtakingly stylish, hypnotic and masterfully gripping. Inga paints the most beautiful portrait of 50s suburbia, yet each page scratches away at the sunny gloss to reveal the darkness beneath. Outstanding' - Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

'Lose yourself in the twisted thrills of a 1950s marriage' - Glamour magazine

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  • : 9781838772277
  • : Manilla Historical Society Inc
  • : Manilla
  • : January 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.4"], "width"=>["15.3"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Inga Vesper
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 400