The Long, Long Afternoon


Historical fiction

UK publication

Manilla Press/Bonnier, Feb 2021

US publication

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Press and Reviews

Beautifully crafted, claustrophobic and compelling . . . a long drink on a hot day”

Like a tense, page-turning combo of James Ellroy, Kate Atkinson with a bit of Mad Men thrown in. Fabulous”

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…”

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…”

Loved this . . . Shimmering Santa Monica skies, technicolour fifties suburbia, hiding the darkest of secrets.”

A perfect read”

Mrs. Wheatley from The Queens Gambit meets a smart and compelling murder mystery in this beautifully written novel. Bravo!”

Beautifully written and brilliantly observed, as well as being a page-turning mystery. The 1950s come alive with issues that resonate today.”

Raced through this very atmospheric novel set in a hot American 50s summer. Not just a beguiling murder mystery but also has important things to say…”

Reminscent of Hollywood noir, The Long Long Afternoon is a tense, gripping exploration of the darkness beneath the sunny exterior of 50s suburbia”