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 betrayalsâ€”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 heâ€™s also passing
Yet she stays and he staysâ€”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 otherâ€”dangerous,
even lethal, secrets that begin to accumulate as autumn
approaches, feeding the growing doubts they
Then someone dies. Was it an accident, or
part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in
each otherâ€™s lives and lies that neither one knows how to
get awayâ€”or even if they want to. Is their love strong
enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy
Somethingâ€”or someoneâ€”has to
Which one will it be?
by James M. Cainâ€™s masterpieces The Postman Always Rings
Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce,
Sunburn is a tantalizing modern noir from the
incomparable Laura Lippman.