Year 12, Book 76

76. Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s the summer of 1995 and instead of heading home from the beach with her family, Polly decides to leave her husband and young daughter. She winds up hiding out in a small town in Delaware where she gets a job as a waitress in a bar. Little does show know that Adam, a man she meets there who eventually becomes the bar’s cook, is actually a private investigator hired by someone in her past to find her.

As the fall in love the secrets of their pasts and a mysterious death in the small town raise questions about who Polly and Adam really are and what they’re really up to. This wasn’t one of my favorite Laura Lippman books. I’m very much over the Gone Girl sort of character set up. This book isn’t exactly like that, but it definitely has that influence. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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