Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: SUNBURN by Laura Lippman

Publisher Isis Audiobooks
Length 8hrs 1min
Format audiobook
Published 2018
Series standalone 
My Copy I bought it

Sunburn is the kind of book which hooks the reader with mystery and suspense while questioning the authenticity of the main characters motive and purpose throughout. 

Thought provoking with an simmering level of intensity which feels like its threatening to boil over at any moment, Sunburn reads equal parts Lisa Lutz (The Passenger) and James M Cain (The Cocktail Waitress) - suburban noir at its finest. 

At its heart, Sunburn tells the tale of a woman scorned, searching for a better life who isn't afraid to bury bodies in the wake of her passing through. Author Laura Lippman devilishly adds complexity to the main character in Polly, by infusing her backstory with seemingly murderous and heartless wrongdoings but balances that out by providing her with a likable firecracker quality, equally dangerous and exciting  

A note on the audiobook: Regina Reagan's narration compliments the book perfectly. Her tone and style matches the sass and general nature of the character exceptionally well. 

My rating; 5/5 stars. I couldn't get through this fast enough and loved every minute. 

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