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Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What ... Read More

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Laura Lippman has been awarded every major prize in crime fiction. Since the publication of What the Dead Know, each of her hardcovers has hit the New York Times bestseller list. A recent recipient of the first-ever Mayor's Prize, she lives in Baltimore, New Orleans and New York City with her family. To Find out more about Laura visit www.lauralippman.comMeet Polly, which may or may not be her real name, this year's most dangerous leading lady...A brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now, and Sunburn is her dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it.Note-perfect noir . . . not to be missed.Another extraordinary novel from Laura Lippman - full of just-one-more chapter, stay-up-late suspense, but packed too with nuance, subtlety, observation and humanity.A tantalising, ingeniously constructed page-turner.When you reach for one of Lippman's books, you know you will be lost to your world for a bit, and totally immersed in hers.A pacy, pithy modern take on the noir tradition - and influenced by the old movies that the heroine loves - this is terrific entertainment.What, as a certain Dr Freud asked, do women want? . . . Rich philosophy for a noir tale to sustain, but Lippman handles it with masterly flair, delivering a thrilling succession of revelations and perfectly weighted twists in a fluent prose liberally salted with side-of-the-mouth wit and wisdom.Fast-paced and unpredictable, Sunburn is a smart, sly riff on love in a world of trouble that's puzzling until the very last piece falls into place.'If you're lucky, you read one book every year that makes you ration yourself to a chapter a day because you don't want it to end. For me, Sunburn was that book. Lippman is often compared to such writers as the glorious Anne Tyler and the impeccable James M. Cain. Indeed, her writing is a heady concoction of similar skills.'Profoundly atmospheric, Sunburn unsettles from its first page'Lippman takes the femme fatale trope and entirely subverts it with this cunning slice of 90s-set noir which asks what might lead a woman to abandon her family.'Sunburn was dark but not too dark, thrilling, richly descriptive with an utterly compelling protagonist. What I particularly liked about her was how unapologetic and ruthless she was. Lippman really leaned into letting this character be terrible in an eminently readable way. I read this book at a furious pace and never forgot about it all year. Sunburn was a reminder that storytelling matters and good storytelling is all too rare.From the NY Times bestselling author of DREAM GIRL and LADY IN THE LAKE (soon to be a major new film)

'A dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it.' GILLIAN FYNN
'Thrilling.' ROXANE GAY
'Note perfect noir . . . Not to be missed.' MEGAN ABBOTT

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

They 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 . . .

Winner of the eDunnit Award for best crime novel in e book and nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger, 2018.

Don't miss Laura Lippman's newest thriller, Dream Girl, out now.

Product Details

Title: Sunburn
Author: Laura Lippman
SKU: BK0432024
EAN: 9780571335671

About Author

Laura Lippman's novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and eDunnit Awards. Her more recent works include Sunburn, a Waterstones Thriller of the Month in 2018, Lady in the Lake, currently being adapted by Apple TV+, and Dream Girl, shortlisted for the 2022 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger.

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