Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Sunburn by Laura Lippman


Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Series: - | Published: February 20th 2018 by William Morrow
Pages: 304 | Format: Paperback
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Contemporary
Status: read from February 27 to February 28, 2018
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It's the sunburned shoulders that get him. Pink, peeling. The burn is two days old, he gauges.”


I was so excited to pick up Sunburn, but I must say that I'm a little disappointed with it. It was pretty average in my opinion, when I had hoped for it to be amazingly twisty, and all the other good stuff. But it wasn't unfortunately, and it didn't do what I had hoped it would. I really think it wasn't for me.

I didn't like the characters that much and the plot wasn't executed in a way that made me frantic with the story and where it was going. It was good though, it really was, but not amazing. If you like really complex characters, secrets, betrayals, and the small town setting, I guess you could like this!

PS. I love the cover, a lot.

What is it about?

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?

Have you read this book? What did you think? :)

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