Dear Fellow Reader,
I was excited to receive an advanced copy of Laura Lippman’s new book, Sunburn. I had read other books by Laura Lippman and had enjoyed them. She has seven books in the Tess Monaghan series along with many other books. She has won awards and praise for her writing. She is from the Baltimore area and many of her books take place in or around that city.
Sunburn is a psychological thriller. As the book opens, we meet Adam Bosk. Adam is in Belleville, DE, on a case. He is a private investigator and has been hired to find and follow a red-headed woman. He follows her to a bar in Belleville and then to a seedy hotel. The woman, who gives her name as Polly Costello, has just left her husband and three-year-old daughter. They were on vacation and she walked away from them while they slept.
Adam has information on the woman from his client. He was also warned to watch out for her. He has been told that she is dangerous. When Polly takes a job at a local restaurant/bar, Adam does too. He finds that he is drawn to her and she is drawn to him. But both have secrets that they cannot reveal. Polly does indeed have quite a past that is revealed as the book progresses. Even after Adam discovers more about her, he still finds her irrestible. Then when a co-worker dies suspiciously, another level of suspicion grows between the couple.
Is Polly truly as bad as she seems? Is she heartless?
I liked the book. The end of the book is a HUGE shock. I sat with my mouth open. It was nothing that I expected. It made the book. I am glad I read it.
Thanks for reading!