Sunburn

Sunburn

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 steam One is playing a long game. But which one? They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, De...

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Title:Sunburn
Author:Laura Lippman
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Sunburn
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:290 pages pages

Sunburn Reviews

  • karen
    Dec 07, 2017
    OOH, my review went up on L.A. review of books today!! https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/l... ************************************************** super excited to be reading and reviewing this for l.a. review of books!!! review is scheduled for 3/5 ...
  • JanB
    Apr 10, 2018
    4.5 stars, rounded up If you enjoy ?modern noir? with deeply flawed characters, as I do, you will love Sunburn. What a terrific read! I recommend picking this book up without knowing a lot of details of the plot. (No spoilers in this review!) I listened to the entire book on a l...
  • Kemper
    May 15, 2018
    Two strangers meet at a small town bar. One is a sexy and mysterious redhead. The other is a handsome man who says he?s just passing through. That?s either the set-up to a dirty joke or the start of a noir novel. I?ve been meaning to read Laura Lippman for a while now, and th...
  • Elyse
    Jul 02, 2018
    Dangerously seductive!!! ....lustful puzzling steam ....compelling & alluring ....unsympathetic characters ....secrets, lies, love, betrayal, manipulation... ....crime, murder, mystery ....The ending wasn?t predictable to me ( perhaps part of it), surprisingly satisfying. ...
  • ☮Karen
    Feb 26, 2018
    I genuinely loved this one and found it hard to put down or stop thinking about. I've not read any of Lippman's previous work but will need to fix that error in judgement. Here Polly and Adam arrive separately to a small Delaware town and slowly get to know each other, but not full...
  • Josh
    Apr 23, 2018
    Sunburn is the kind of book which hooks the reader with mystery and suspense while questioning the authenticity of the main characters motive and purpose throughout. Thought provoking with an simmering level of intensity which feels like its threatening to boil over at any moment, ...
  • Roxane
    Mar 26, 2018
    Great book. Well paced. Beautifully observed details. Interesting characters and nuance in the right places. The overall mystery sustains itself well for quite a lot of the time. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the protagonist who is flawed and brilliant and ruthless and unapologetic....
  • Trudi
    Mar 13, 2018
    Last October I was lucky enough to attend a Bouchercon -- the longstanding World Mystery Convention that's been gathering every year in all sorts of interesting places since 1970. It is here that the Anthony Awards are given out and there just might be a murder or two committed over a ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Dec 26, 2017
    Two men, more added on, one woman, many lies and a lot of deceit. SUNBURN has your brain burning to find out what is really going on. Polly has just left her husband, Gregg, and her daughter, Jani, while they were at the beach. She had it planned, but we don't know why. Gregg...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Aug 17, 2017
    Sadly, not a hit for me. I have enjoyed many of Lippman's books in the past, but this one felt like I was waiting for something big to happen that never really did. I didn't truly care about any of the characters or their outcome, so I couldn't get into this like I would have hoped. Si...
  • Theresa Alan
    Jul 13, 2018
    I enjoyed this original mystery. We know Polly is hiding things from her past when she meets Adam at a bar in a small town in Delaware. She intends to go West, he?s passing through. But against both of their better judgments, they fall for each other and stay where they are. They?...
  • James Thane
    Jul 04, 2018
    This is a modern noir novel that pays homage to the great books of James M. Cain. Like The Postman Always Rings Twice or Double Indemnity, it focuses on two lovers, Polly and Adam, each of whom has closely held secrets that are revealed very slowly as the book progresses. The story ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Mar 03, 2018
    Ten years ago or so, I had the fortune of meeting this author when she was at ALA in Chicago. She was just becoming an author to watch, was gracious and kind. We were given a copy of her newest book, one I went home and read. Loved it and have read her ever since. Polly and Adam me...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Aug 02, 2017
    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 (es...
  • Linda
    Mar 26, 2018
    A redhead sitting alone in a darkened bar with sunburned shoulders. Sounds like some bad decision-making here. Shoulda known better...... Laura Lippman begins her story with two elusive strangers, a bit of alcohol, and a definite casting their fates to the winds. This ain't the B...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Apr 17, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ?I really would like to get to know you.? ?Trust me, you wouldn?t.? The gin joint is the ?High-Ho? in Belleville, Delaware. The she is Polly. When Polly meets Adam they both claim to be simply p...
  • Amy
    Feb 28, 2018
    4.5/5 Most of you know I?m an avid crime fiction reader, it?s my go to genre so I?m slightly ashamed to say this was my first Laura Lippman book! Looking through her back catalogue I can see she writes exactly the kind of books I love so I have NO idea how she?s been off my ...
  • Deanna
    Feb 22, 2018
    4.5 Stars! My reviews can also be found at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... The cover of ? Sunburn ? caught my eye right away. And after reading the book description, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this new novel from Laura Lippman. The nove...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Feb 04, 2018
    Sunburn is a subtle and enigmatic piece of storytelling featuring a subtle and enigmatic main protagonist. A beautifully written joy to read. This is a slow burn, cleverly manipulative and genuinely compelling story, where the mystery elements play within the character studies, a st...
  • Janelle
    Feb 20, 2018
    Thank you so much to William Morrow for providing my free copy of SUNBURN by Laura Lippman - all opinions are my own. ?Sometimes, he used to wake up in the middle of the night and find her looking at him. The light from that streetlamp threw a stripe across her eyes, and it was as...
  • Mackey St
    May 21, 2018
    (NOTE: I've started blogging - you can join me here for more reviews and book discussions: https://macsbooks311.wordpress.com) Laura Lippman is one of my go-to authors for good crime fiction with a strong female lead. I assumed that was what I would be reading when I picked up her l...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    Feb 26, 2018
    3.5 Stars. I loved the book until about the 75% mark. Then I found myself surfing Instagram and fast forwarding. It was just a little too slow of a burn for me. Please note that I don?t have the best attention span for books like these unless I love the subject or the characters. ...
  • Mandy
    Mar 23, 2018
    A story of two people that show up in a small town at the same time both with lies and something to hide from the other. But who is lying and who can be believed? This story was a bit slow for me in places but towards the end it really came together. Polly and Adam were amazing charact...
  • Megan Johnson
    Mar 16, 2018
    *Potential spoilers ahead, even though I hate them I don't know how to express my thoughts on this one without them* I hadn't heard of this book but when I was browsing Barnes and Noble after a particularly stressful day I noticed it was 60% off and figured for that price even if I ...
  • Tucker
    Feb 13, 2018
    Laura Lippman?s new stand-alone ?Sunburn? is different from anything she?s previously written but don?t let that scare you off. It?s equally as good as her other novels, but this time she follows the inspiration of James M. Cain?s psychological crime noir novels. As the c...
  • Donna Hines
    Mar 16, 2018
    I'm not sure where I just went but it was one hell of a journey with Laura Lippman at the wheel. Magnificent. Utterly suspenseful. Deeply captivating. Gloriously written. Pure Magic. Love has gone sour. Divorce is imminent. Affairs are in the works. Lies are being told at alarming ra...
  • Shannon
    Jan 05, 2018
    This is my first Laura Lippman book and I really enjoyed it! I did a buddy read with Dennis and Jamie and while I?m writing this review they are still finishing up and I can?t wait to hear their thoughts! So, at first I was a little confused because I had no idea this was set in...
  • .
    Apr 08, 2018
    4.534 stars - - - 30 spf (secrets plus fornication). i can't seem to get anything right. i tried auto-erotic asphyxiation with an organic, fair trade, sustainable reusable bag. apparently, my pheromones seem to be less eau de toilette, more eww de toilette since i constantly wake u...
  • Dennis
    Jan 04, 2018
    Laura Lippman's Sunburn is quite possibly one of the most original mystery novels I've read since I've started my Goodreads account. It's a complex, well-written mystery that not only hooks you into the story, it doesn't let you know who in fact you want to root for! This is one of t...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    May 03, 2018
    3 STARS What happened, Laura Lippman? This could have been a 5 STAR book! I?ve never read any of your books and as I began this psychological thriller, I was hysterically delighted to have discovered my new favorite author! But, then, wait. Oh, never mind. I?m truly at a loss...