Sunburn

Sunburn

A Novel

Book - 2018
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When 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 they stay-- and over 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. 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-- even if they want to. Will the truth ultimately destroy them? -- adapted from jacket blurb.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062389923
0062389920
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: LIPPMAN, L

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EverythingTouches May 04, 2018

I enjoyed the writing but the story was slow going and didn’t amount to much.

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DCLadults Apr 03, 2018

Don't believe the hype. The author went through several writing gymnastics to achieve plot twists that were too coincidental to be believed.

Genre: mystery; thriller. Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews: "A redheaded waitress, a good-looking private eye, insurance fraud, arson, rough sex, and a long hot summer: some like it noir... you can tell how much fun the author had updating the classic noir tropes, and it’s contagious. Plotty, pag... Read More »


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midori_hon
May 13, 2018

pauline/polly's life is much like the noir movies she liked growing up. everything turned on a two-piece yellow bathing suit, and like a rock thrown into a still pond the ripples continued for decades and pulled other people under the water.
i long for the days before the 'unlikeable protagonist' became a trend.

EverythingTouches May 04, 2018

I enjoyed the writing but the story was slow going and didn’t amount to much.

DCLadults Apr 03, 2018

Don't believe the hype. The author went through several writing gymnastics to achieve plot twists that were too coincidental to be believed.

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