Sharon Buchbinder's Reviews > Sunburn
I've been reading Ms. Lippman's books for a good many years. This by far, was the best one yet (I know, she has more!). This is a story of a woman who has been abused and exploited most of her life. When she abandons her husband and three-year old child and makes a run for it to disappear in Delaware, she is unaware that she is being followed by a PI named Adam. Employed by a mendacious crook once involved in criminal dealings with Polly's ex, Adam finds himself falling in love with the subject of his investigation. Is there a chance for their relationship? Or is Polly like the socialite in BODY HEAT, an unrepentant man eater? The listener (great narrator!) alternates between feeling pity for Polly and despising her and feeling Adam is either a chump or a true romantic. There are no in betweens in this story. Told in third person, present tense, the reader is immersed completely in the story in real time (BRILLIANT!) Be prepared to be engrossed in this psychological thriller and to be stunned by the ending.
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