"A great mystery for baby boomers"
Fifty-four years old St. Elizabeth College adjunct
professor Judith Singer wonders why highly successful
Courtney Logan vanished. The police and the Shorehaven
Beacon believe the husband of the missing person killed her
though no concrete evidence points towards him. Knowing
how much she struggled with her perfect husband Bob until
he died after running the New York Marathon two years ago,
Judith is curious as to what happened to her neighbor.
Mobster Fancy Phil Lowenstein, father of the prime
suspect, demands Judith find evidence clearing his son.
Before she can start her investigation, former lover (pre
Bob), Lieutenant Nelson Sharp of the Nassau County Police
Department, tells Judith to stay out of the investigation.
Still Judith is unable to resist looking into the
disappearance of the perfect woman and supermom, perhaps
because Courtney seems like a distaff Bob. Judith takes a
different approach than that of the police thinking that
the best starting point is from the overall character of
the victim not the spouse.
After two decades Susan Isaacs provides her fans with
the return of Judith, star of COMPROMISING POSITIONS, a
novel I cannot remember whether I read or not, but plan to
do so. LONG TIME NO SEE engages the reader due to Judith,
a baby boomer struggling with growing old and a renewed
interest in her former lover though like many novels in
this sub-genre the reason to turn sleuth seems stretched.
The story line is fun though the final confession meanders
way too long. Still the audience will enjoy this tale and
look forward to the Professor's next appearance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 28, 2001