Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Laura Lippman’s book Sunburn. Parnassus Book Club meetings are free and open to anyone. Buy the book, read the book and join the discussion.
One is playing a long game. But which one?
They meet at a local tavern in the small town of Belleville, Delaware. Polly is set on heading west Adam says he’s also just passing through. Yet she stays. And he stays - drawn to the mysterious redhead whose quiet stillness both unnerves and excites him. Over the course of a punishing summer, Polly and Adam abandon themselves to a steamy, inexorable affair. Still, each holds something back from the other - dangerous, even lethal secrets.
Then someone dies. Was it an accident or part of a plan? By now, Adam and Polly are so ensnared in each other’s lives and lies that neither one knows how to get away - or even if they want to. Is their love strong enough to withstand the truth, or will it ultimately destroy them?