I should have announced this earlier in the month but I wanted to pick up a copy of the book before saying I was participating in Caroline’s group read. Every time I set aside time to go to the library to get a copy of The Heat of the Day, by Elizabeth Bowen, something came up. Yesterday I finally made it and luckily one copy was left. According to their database a week ago, ten copies were available. Hopefully all of the people who checked out the novel will take part in Caroline’s event.
Here’s the description on the back of the book:
It is wartime London, and the carelessness of people with no future flows through the evening air. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain—the price for his silence is Stella herself. Slowly, the flimsy structures of Stella’s life begin to break into pieces.
Well that sounds entertaining. According to the Los Angeles Times this is “Probably the most intelligent noir ever written … fills the reader’s heart with dread.”
If you can, get a copy and join us. Now I need to get busy so I can finish it by the end of the month.