This blazingly original novel from the most exciting new voice in crime
fiction today is a brilliantly crafted modern noir filled with secrets,
heartbreak, and mordant humor.
Gloria Mendez is single and thirty-six and
secretly somewhat hopelessly in love with her oblivious boss. He is
both single and solitary and far too old for her, but she has worked
for him, side by side, for ten oddly companionable years. But when he
disappears on his annual trip to Mexico, the one aspect of his life to
which she’s never been privy, Gloria’s sudden and impulsive search for
him reveals the wreckage of a hidden past. Carl Perreira was not who
Gloria thought he was, nor was he anything she could have imagined.
Gloria travels this twisted road into Carl’s backstory, she realizes
she might not have known him at all. Her investigation discloses as much
about her own life as it does about her mysterious boss and leaves her
fighting for her life. Sunstroke is everything a thriller should
be: circuitous, thought provoking, and brimming with edge-of-the-seat
suspense—and the start of a brilliant career.
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