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Author: Laura Lippman
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: February 20, 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller
My Rating: 4/5
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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Polly and Adam meet while each is passing through the small town of Belleville. They both decide to stay in the town, and become more and more drawn to one another. But, each of them has secrets and isn’t being entirely truthful about why they were passing through town.
Well-developed, interesting characters. Engaging story. Sunburn is a great read for fans of psychological thrillers.
Books by Laura Lippman:
- After I’m Gone
- Wilde Lake
- Lady in the Lake
- Dream Girl