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Sunburn: A Novel - Laura Lippman
Sunburn: A Novel
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A Bustle, Entertainment Weekly and Popsugar Most Anticipated Book of 2018.“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... show more
A Bustle, Entertainment Weekly and Popsugar Most Anticipated Book of 2018.“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.” -- The Wall Street Journal 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.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062389923 (0062389920)
ASIN: 0062389920
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.5 Sunburn
I loved the twists in this novel. When I first started this novel, I was questioning whether this book was for me as it seemed jumpy but things soon settled down. I had many questions as I read this novel, it was one of those novels that pushed me the more that I read. Individuals were trying to be ...
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fromfirstpagetolast rated it
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 disappearing and I’m pleased to say it dealt with the topic in it’s own unique way. Th...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
4.0 Sunburn by Laura Lippman
What to say first about this book? Ah! Lippman came into my life, way back when I was a new blogger, when I ended up with the 11th book in her Tess Monaghan series for review. I remember being a little worried that I wouldn't be able to pick things up so late in the story line, but there was Lippman...
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