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Laura Lippman

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

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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.

Critic Reviews

A brilliant novelist, an unflinching chronicler of life in America right now, and Sunburn is her dark, gleaming noir gem. Read it.

Gillian Flynn
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Note-perfect noir . . . not to be missed.

Megan Abbott
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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.

Lee Child
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A tantalising, ingeniously constructed page-turner.

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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.

Daily Mail
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A pacy, pithy modern take on the noir tradition – and influenced by the old movies that the heroine loves – this is terrific entertainment.

Sunday Mirror

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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