The Finest Type of English Womanhood by Rachel Heath (Hutchinson)
Based on a real-life murder mystery from 1947, this is a fascinating debut novel about relationships, politics and betrayal. When Gay Gibson disappears from her cabin enroute from South Africa to England, the story of her past is left behind in her diary.

But this is really Laura Trelling's story, telling of her whirlwind romance, a move to Johannesburg, and a slow dawning of awareness that she has landed in a damaged society.

When her husband Paul is caught up in a violent incident, she is forced to make her own way towards an adult future she fears. Is the mysterious Gay an ally or an enemy?

The diary reveals all and seals both their fates.

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