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Summary

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 gripping mystery and an intoxicating vision of the ways in which women everywhere are diminished, silenced and ultimately under-estimated.

©2021 Inga Vesper (P)2021 Bonnier Books Ltd

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A nice easy listen with a good smattering of humour and thought provocation. The performances are amongst the best I have heard.

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Pleasantly surprised!

My 1st audiobook&I loved it
The characters were brilliant, and narration was top class. The storyline was easily followed and the different perspective gave a great insight into the story. Would recommend

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excellent narrators and a gripping story!

This author was new to me and I'm so glad it was recommended. The picture of American suburban life in the 50's & how it was for women was well portrayed, on top of which is a gripping whodunit!