Laura Lippman, author of Sunburn, on tour February/March 2018

Posted By on February 25, 2018

About Sunburn

• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (February 20, 2018)

A Bustle, Entertainment Weekly and PopSugar Most Anticipated Book of 2018.

“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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl

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 PierceSunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the incomparable Laura Lippman.

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Laura Lippman

Since LAURA LIPPMAN’s debut, she has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for provocative, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. Laura has been nominated for more than fifty awards for crime fiction and won almost twenty, including the Edgar. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Now a perennial New York Times bestselling author, she lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her family.

Connect with Laura on her websiteFacebook, or Twitter.

Instagram Stops

Tuesday, February 20th: Instagram: @jackiereadsbooks

Tuesday, February 20th: Instagram: @hollyslittlebookreviews

Wednesday, February 21st: Instagram: @Jessicamap

Thursday, February 22nd: Instagram: @hippiechickreads

Wednesday, February 28th: Instagram: @ACaffeinatedBibliophile

Thursday, March 1st: Instagram: @acouplereads

TBD: Instagram: @writersdream

Review Stops

Tuesday, February 20th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, February 21st: The Book Diva’s Reads

Thursday, February 22nd: Into the Hall of Books

Friday, February 23rd: bookchickdi

Monday, February 26th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Tuesday, February 27th: Tina Says…

Wednesday, February 28th: Novel Gossip

Tuesday, March 6th: A Book a Week

Wednesday, March 7th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Monday, March 12th: Staircase Wit

Tuesday, March 13th: Clues & Reviews

Wednesday, March 14th: Julie’s Bookshelf

Thursday, March 15th: Thoughts On This ‘n That


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