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Sunburn

(2018)
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Named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by Bustle, Popsugar, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Seattle Times, Book Riot, LitHub, BookPage, and Paperback Paris.

"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 Pierce, Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the incomparable Laura Lippman.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Note-perfect noir ... not to be missed." - Megan Abbott

"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


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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-238992-0 / 978-0-06-238992-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-239000-7 / 978-0-06-239000-4 (USA edition)
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November 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sunburn Low Price CD: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 0-06-287040-8 / 978-0-06-287040-7 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Sunburn
Author(s): Laura Lippman
ISBN: 1-4450-7128-2 / 978-1-4450-7128-2 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: Sunburn
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ISBN: 1-4450-7129-0 / 978-1-4450-7129-9 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sunburn
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Title: Sunburn
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sunburn
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sunburn CD: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-239012-0 / 978-0-06-239012-7 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sunburn
Author(s): Laura Lippman
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Lippman
Publisher: William Morrow
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