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Sun Damage

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781473681729

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 2nd June 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The heat is intense.
The secrets are stifling.
She just needs to escape . . .

Nine guests arrive at a remote villa in the south of France.

They know each other well. Or think they do.

But at least one of them has plenty to hide – and nowhere to run.

Under the relentless sun, loyalties will be tested, secrets revealed, and tensions pushed to the point of no return.

The sensational new novel from the universally acclaimed Sabine Durrant – destined to be the thriller of summer 2022.

Praise for Sabine Durrant’s previous thrillers:

‘Seriously superior psychological thriller’ Star pick, SUNDAY TIMES Crime Club
‘Masterly’ Louise Candlish
‘Incredible!’ Lucy Atkins
‘Riveting’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Extraordinary’ Mark Edwards
‘Intelligent, twisty’ OBSERVER
‘Accomplished and addictive’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘Stupendously addictive’ Deborah Moggach
‘Pace, place, characters, plot … it’s a masterclass’ Gill Hornby
‘Deliciously sly and profoundly moving’ JP Delaney
‘Elegant and astute’ Louise O’Neill
‘Engrossing psychological crime’ LITERARY REVIEW

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Secrets and tensions rise along with the temperature until they reach boiling point
Another masterful trouble-in-paradise book from Sabine Durrant, whose sharp observations strip bare the darkness we all try to hide. The suspense sizzles off every page
Erin kelly
Plenty of Ripleyish peril to keep the nerves on edge
Clare Chambers
Sun-soaked brilliance
Sarah Hilary
Absorbing, intriguing, with great twists and pace, SUN DAMAGE is a wonderful rollercoaster of a read
B.A. Paris
Gripping . . . Full of twists, secrets and tension
My Weekly
Pacy and intriguing, this has a sizzling tension all the way through
A masterclass of slow-burning psychological suspense, packed with intrigue and full of the most delightfully unreliable narrators one could ever wish to meet . . . It is an intricately woven book of many layers, in which Durrant ponders questions around the nature of guilt, culpability and coercive control, all wrapped up in a wonderfully addictive story. It should come with a warning, since believe me, once you start, you'll resent everyone and anything that drags you away from reading it
Perspective Magazine
Sun Damage is gloriously teasing, and is just about the most exciting and obsessively readable book to have passed through my fingers for eons . . . an absolute roller coaster of a book, where every page holds a shock, a surprise or a horror
On Magazine
One of our best thriller writers returns with a multi-layered novel that keeps readers on the back foot throughout
Good Housekeeping
Dream-holiday-nightmare . . . will make queuing at the airport feel much quicker
Sunday Times Crime Club
Peterborough Telegraph
Written with Durrant's usual acuity, Sun Damage is an attractive two-for-one deal: smart observation of family life and Brits abroad in the middle, bookended by a Highsmithian thriller
The Sunday Times
An exploration of vulnerability, trickery and cruel dishonesty
Literary Review
The premise is so interested and the characters so divisive that you'll want to keep reading
Belfast Telegraph
A sizzling thriller
Escapist thriller
HELLO Magazine
Essential holiday reading material
Claustrophobic and suspenseful, with an engaging narrator and a satisfying twist: perfect poolside reading
The Guardian
A brilliant read with twists and turns up to the last page