Sunburn by Laura Lippman


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 t...

Details Sunburn

Release DateFeb 20th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Sunburn

  • karen
    review to come! ***********************************************super excited to be reading and reviewing this for l.a. review of books!!!
  • Jessica Woodbury
    I have read at least 10 Laura Lippman novels (this is the 6th since I started using this Goodreads account 6 years ago) and while there are a couple I like a lot, most of the time I read them and just want a little bit more. Still, she's usually reliable to write something readable (especially her standalones) and I recommend her a lot. But from the beginning I could tell this was going to be my favorite Lippman book. It felt different from the f...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 14, 2018."Wow...Ms. Lippman has outdone herself with this book.Absolutely loved it...the entire storyline and ending were great!!Ms. Lippman has written another psychological page turner which is going to be a favorite. SUNBURN is truly a masterpiece of suspense!! One of her best. 5/5This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher, Bookperk, PageTurners, and Edelweiss in return fo...
  • Latkins
    I've read a few novels by Laura Lippman, and this is one of the best. Told from many points of view, it's set in 1995, as Polly appears in the small town of Belleville, Delaware, at the start of the summer. She gets a flat and starts waitressing at the local cafe, where her sunburned shoulders catch the eye of Adam, also new in town. Adam is actually a private investigation and is being paid by someone in Polly's past to track her down, but who i...
  • Maggie
    Having never read Laura Lippman before, I had no idea what to expect from this novel. As stated in the blurb, this is an unusual style for her written in modern noir after James M. Cain. That being said, I'm am not the person to tell you how this compares to Lippman's other novels.This is the first ARC I've ever read, and it was given to me by Bookstagrammer Emily Gardner (@emilyreadsbooks). This was so exciting to read a book that won't be on sh...
  • Stephanie
    The perfect slow burn of a novel, with excellent characters and pitch-perfect pacing. Lippman perfectly captures the feeling of wistfulness in summer as it starts the march to fall and the satisfaction in waiting, and the languorous feel of novel is one of its best features.
  • Tyler Goodson
    I could not have enjoyed this more.
  • Billie
    Laura Lippman deserves a better reader than I. I am sure that there are nuances and allusions here that I am not smart or well-read enough to get, but that didn't stop me from enjoying and appreciating this modern noir.Sunburn is set in 1995, before the ubiquity of cell phones and internet access, when detective work was still "analog", which works to keep the characters in the dark about each other, knowing only what they can find out through ta...
  • Bonnie Brody
    The year is 1995 and the setting is a cheap motel by the Delaware shore. Polly, her husband Gregg, and their 3 year old daughter Jani have gone there to try to spice up their marriage. Little does Gregg realize that this is the last thing that Polly wants. While Jani and Gregg are at the beach, Polly goes back to the motel, packs up all her stuff, and leaves both of them. She travels to Belleville, Delaware, a small town where she thinks no one w...
  • Karen Katchur
    I'm a huge fan of Laura Lippman's, and I've read every one of her novels. Sunburn did not disappoint. It's one of the best "cat and mouse" storylines that I've read in a very long time. The protagonist has a quiet strength that I found compelling (although not as quiet as you think!). I loved the multiple POV's and seeing the whole story from all sides. It's just great storytelling. I read it in a weekend. I couldn't put it down!