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Sunburn

by Laura Lippman

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Sunburn by Laura Lippman
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2018, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2018, 320 pages

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Norah Piehl

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A superb novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck.

Crime writer Laura Lippman is both prolific and versatile. After spending years as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, she made her name as a novelist with the Tess Monaghan mystery series, about a reporter who becomes an "accidental" private investigator. In addition to this award-winning series, Lippman has also written a number of bestselling standalone novels, several of which blur the lines between literary and suspense fiction. Her latest work, Sunburn, incorporates many elements of noir fiction in a novel that will keep readers wondering about who among its many flawed but intriguing characters can be trusted (hint: it might be nobody).

Most of the chapters in Sunburn are told from the perspective of its two central characters: Polly (Pauline) and Adam. When we first meet Pauline, she's in the process of abandoning her husband and their young daughter while the family is ...

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