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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Lippman Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9780062390110
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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?

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Susan Bennett takes Lippman’s irresistible setup and puts us in a flickering black-and-white world in which morality is iffy and sometimes being bad isn’t so bad. Bennett makes the wary attraction between the two a kind of dance around the truth…Bennett gives even supporting characters dimension, from Polly’s mother-in-law to her ex- to her rival for Adam. With Lippman’s strong, spare prose and suspenseful plot—including film noir references sprinkled throughout—and Bennett’s solid delivery, this is noir listening at its finest. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A masterful mix from a total pro.”

    People

  • “Cool and twisty.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The ingenious plot evolves into myriad twists that are as believable as they are surprising…Sunburn delivers one of the year’s most intriguing mysteries.”

    Associated Press

  • “You can tell how much fun the author had updating the classic noir tropes, and it’s contagious. Plotty, page-turning pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A BookPage Top Pick for March 2018
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • A Wall Street Journal Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • A Bustle Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Author Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author, has won multiple awards and critical acclaim for provocative, timely crime novels set in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. She has some twenty award for crime fiction, including the Edgar. Award. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Now a perennial New York Times bestselling author, she was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at the Baltimore Sun.

About the Narrator

Susan Bennett, Earphones Award-winning narrator, has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. She also dabbles in the music industry as the singer and keyboardist for The Interactive! Band. Along with her guitarist husband, Rick Hinkle, she is the co-owner of Audiocam Music, a full-service recording studio.