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Sunburn

(2018)
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
New York Times best-selling 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)
Publisher: William Morrow
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June 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-288915-X / 978-0-06-288915-7 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sunburn
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July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sunburn: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-238998-X / 978-0-06-238998-5 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sunburn
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ISBN: 0-571-33566-7 / 978-0-571-33566-4 (UK edition)
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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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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Audio Editions

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)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2018 : UK Audio CD

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