The Long, Long Afternoon
Our Curators said...
Think Desperate Housewives with a bit of a gothic murder mystery thrown in. A gripping tale of the darkness lurking behind trimmed lawns and picket fences, set against a backdrop of the burgeoning civil and women’s rights movements.
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What the Critics are Saying
Beautifully crafted, claustrophobic and compelling, Inga Vesper's skilfully woven suburban noir is as delicious as a long drink on a hot day.
Such a vivid atmosphere of stifling LA heat and stifling 50s domesticity - the brittle facades of those suburban mansions with their manicured lawns and maddened housewives. A homage to hard-boiled American crime fiction, but told with a distinctive female sensibility. Lovely!
Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures
I was hooked from the opening sentence. I loved the setting and the way Inga gradually reveals the human struggles at the heart of the burgeoning civil rights and women's rights movements. As well as being a sharp examination of privilege and oppression, it's also completely gripping and kept me guessing right to the end.