Sunburn (Paperback)
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Sunburn (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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Crackling with sun-kissed suspense and the twisted eroticism of small town America, Lippman’s brightly lit noir thriller sends two mysterious drifters into a steamy, sensuous affair. But both are harbouring deep, dark secrets that threaten to turn their torrid passion into something altogether more sinister.

Waterstones Thriller of the Month for August 2018

Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2018

'Sunburn is [Lippman's] dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it.' - Gillian Flynn

Meet Polly, which may or may not be her real name, this year's most dangerous leading lady...

Adam and Polly meet by chance in a local bar in a small town in Delaware. Polly is heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and so does he - drawn to this mysterious redhead who unnerves and excites him.

Over the course of one hot summer, they abandon themselves to a steamy affair. But each holds back something from the other - dangerous, even lethal, secrets…

The perfect summer thriller, Sunburn combines the classic American noir flavour of James M. Cain with Anne Tyler’s shrewd observation about everyday America. Lippman’s writing is passionate and laced with bubbling menace; as the Financial Times warns, readers should prepare themselves to be ‘mesmerised by her combustible cocktail of the erotic and the malign’. The result is an intensely compelling novel that demands to be devoured in one sitting.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571335671
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 241 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
Edition: Main

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“Had me hooked until the end”

I really enjoyed this - there's a sultry femme fatale vibe all the way through and you're never sure who or what to believe. Is Polly a master manipulator, murderer, victim? All of the above? I was guessing... More

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“A story of a disappearance with a difference”

Polly has walked out on her husband and three year old daughter. What made her slip away? And why is it not the first time she has disappeared?

This is the third novel I’ve read this year that deals with women... More

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“Beautiful Noir”

Laura Lippman has once again proven why she is one of the world’s most respected noir authors. This is a book that is prose perfect, beautifully set, with a twist. Sunburn is like a summer afternoon at the beach,... More

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