Sunburn: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Lippman, Laura
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
  FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2018
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.01in
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From The Publisher*

Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Bustle, Popsugar, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Seattle Times, Book Riot, LitHub, BookPage, and Paperback Paris.

"Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now, and Sunburn is her dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it." -Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck: two people locked in a passionate yet uncompromising game of cat and mouse. But instead of rules, this game has dark secrets, forbidden desires, inevitable betrayals-and cold-blooded murder.

One is playing a long game. But which one?

They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west. Adam says he's also passing through. Yet she stays and he stays-drawn to this mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other-dangerous, even lethal, secrets.

Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away-or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them?

Something-or someone-has to give.

Which one will it be?

Inspired by James M. Cain's masterpieces The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce, Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the incomparable Laura Lippman.

Review Quote*"A masterful mix from a total pro."
Review Quote*"Cool and twisty."
Review Quote*"Every time Laura Lippman comes out with a new book, I get chills because I know I am back in the hands of the master. She is simply a brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now, and Sunburn is her dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it."
Review Quote*"Laura Lippman continues to push the envelope of modern crime-writing. Sunburn, her take on noir, may be her nerviest novel yet, an unsparing look at how lovers can betray one another."
Review Quote*"Modern noir at its best, it will delight old-movie lovers, satisfy suspense readers, and reward Lippman's legion of fans."
Review Quote*"You can tell how much fun the author had updating the classic noir tropes, and it's contagious. Plotty, page-turning pleasure."
Review Quote*"This is Lippman at her observant, fiercest best, a force to be reckoned with in crime fiction."
Review Quote*"Ingeniously constructed and extremely suspenseful, the novel keeps us guessing right up until its final moments. Lippman is a popular and dependable writer, and this homage to classic noir showcases a writer at the height of her powers."
Review Quote*"I feel like it creates a whole new category, which I'm thinking of as ‘femme noir' [...] She's taken this traditional noir structure of a man sweeping in to save a woman who then turns around and eats his heart out-she's turned that notion on its head."