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Sunburn

Laura Lippman

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

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571335664
Date Published
01.03.2018
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Summary

‘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

‘Extraordinary . . . full of just-one-more chapter, stay-up-late suspense, but packed too with nuance, subtlety, observation and humanity.’ Lee Child

‘Note-perfect noir … not to be missed.’ Megan Abbott

What kind of woman walks out on her family? Gregg knows. The kind of woman he picked up in a bar three years ago precisely because she had that kind of wildcat energy.

And now she’s vanished – at least from the life that he and his kid will live. We’ll follow her, to a new town, a new job, and a new friend, who thinks he has her figured.

So who is this woman who calls herself Polly? How many times has she disappeared before? And who are the shadowy figures so interested in her whereabouts?

Laura Lippman’s brilliant new novel – Anne Tyler’s Ladder of Years as if written by James M. Cain – will ensnare you in the life of one of crime fiction’s most unforgettable heroines.

Critic Reviews

'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
Critic Reviews

A joy to read ... a classic noir transplanted to the 1990s with a beguiling femme fatale at the centre of the action.

Bookseller, Editor's Choice
Critic Reviews

You can tell how much fun the author had updating the classic noir tropes, and it's contagious. Plotty, page-turning pleasure.

Kirkus (starred review)
Critic Reviews

'Just try to read this slowly ... Modern noir at its best, it will delight old-movie lovers, satisfy suspense readers, and reward Lippman's legion of fans.'

Library Journal (starred review)
Critic Reviews

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. Lippman is a natural storyteller at the height of her powers.

Lee Child
Critic Reviews

‘Laura Lippman’s Sunburn grips like the classic Hollywood black-and-white movie thrillers of the 1930s and 1940s...Profoundly atmospheric , Sunburn unsettles from its first page.’

Marcel Berlins, The Times
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Laura Lippman’s novels have won many crime fiction prizes, including the Edgar, Anthony and Agatha Awards. Sunburn (2018), her second consecutive novel to win the eDunnit Award at Crimefest, was also nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award and was a Waterstones Book of the Month. Her 2019 novel Lady in the Lake featured in numerous Best of Year Lists,…

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