Book Review | The Long Dark Road by P R Black

Title: The Long Dark Road

Author: P R Black

Publisher: Head of Zeus

Release Date: 5th November 2020

Source: NetGalley 

Buy: Amazon UK
If you go, there's no coming back. 

Dr Georgia Healey can't grieve. Her nineteen-year-old daughter went for a walk two years ago and vanished. The police never found Stephanie's body. The case has gone stale, but Georgia can't let it go. She knows Stephanie's out there, somewhere.

On the anniversary of Stephanie's disappearance, Georgia's ready to re-interrogate university students, lecturers, Steph's past boyfriends, everyone. She treads the exact path where Stephanie vanished. Yet the shocking truth is even more than she can handle.

When you seek the lost, be prepared for what you find...

The Long Dark Road is one of those books that you think you have the measure of and then it makes a fool of you, this is a good thing!  

Tragically Dr Georgia Healey’s daughter Stephanie vanished two years ago, most people assume she committed suicide and that her body will eventually turn up.  Georgia thinks otherwise and takes herself back to the university that her daughter attended before she went missing, she is going to go over old ground, speak to friends and lecturers, find something that the police haven’t.  

She is determined, she is unwilling to believe her daughter is dead and she in unaware of what is coming.

Georgia is a character that will divide, you do feel sorry for her as of course she has lost her child however some of her actions will make you dislike her.  But you know what you have to admire her dedication, she knows something isn’t right and she is going to risk everything to find out.  

The Long Dark Road was an enjoyable read, it was a little slow to start but once it got going I really enjoyed it.

Thanks to Net Galley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thanks for no plot spoilers. I love the title.

  2. I love stories about missing people who might not be dead, I mean its been done before but I'm always intrigued. This sounds really good😁

    1. Yep, it’s not an original idea by any means but it’s well executed.

  3. Georgia sounds like a complicated character!

  4. Despite the slow start I imagine this sinks its teeth into you.

  5. This sounds really good Heather; thanks for sharing.

  6. Another one to put on my TBR list. :)

  7. I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Might give it a go, thank you!


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