A 60s Mystery | Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars | A Review

Another NetGalley review today guys, with the promise of more to come this month!


How do you find a missing actress in a city where everyone’s playing a role?

A mystery, a love-story and a darkly beguiling tale of secrets and reinvention set in 1960s London.

‘FABULOUS!’ Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand


Soho, 1965.

In a tiny two-bed flat above a Turkish caf on Neal Street lives Anna Treadway, a young dresser at the Galaxy Theatre.

When the American actress Iolanthe Green disappears after an evening’s performance at the Galaxy, the newspapers are wild with speculation about her fate.

But as the news grows old and the case grows colder, it seems Anna is the only person left determined to find out the truth.

Her search for the missing actress will take her into an England she did not know existed: an England of jazz clubs and prison cells, backstreet doctors and seaside ghost towns, where her carefully calibrated existence will be upended by violence but also, perhaps, by love.

For in order to uncover Iolanthe’s secrets, Anna is going to have to face up to a few of her own.

NetGalley Review
An interesting take on interesting themes. A wonderfully written book of Cat and Mouse, mysteries to be solved, and not by the police. Lovely book!
I liked the interesting themes covered in this book, birth out of marriages, racism, families and what happens in the 60’s regarding these themes, it definitely makes for an interesting read!
I also liked how you’re not given all the information at the start but given a new piece of the jigsaw puzzle as you read. The ending will give you a bit of a shock – it’s not the happy ending you imagine!
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read this interesting book and of course, what you thought of it. Until next time guys!

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