Title:- Sun Damage
Author:- Sabine Durant
Date published:- will be published on June 2nd 2022
Publisher:- Hodder and Stoughton
Genre:- Psychological Thriller
Overall:- 4.5/5 stars
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.
This was actually an unusual thriller that I have read, in which I read in one sitting!
The story takes place in France. Ali and Sean comes across a woman named Lulu. Sean is a conman and Ali seemed to be the one who is stuck with Sean. Then Lulu was murdered and Ali suddenly runs away with Lulu’s things. Then people mistake her as Lulu and that’s when the story begins–Ali tries to hide her identity as well as running away from Sean.
I have honestly not read a good thriller like this at all. It was really intense, fast paced and gripping that literally, I was kept at the edge of my seat, while reading the book. Will someone identify Ali and will Ali get caught? What if Sean catches Ali? I mean literally, my heart was thudding as I went through reading, what is going to happen to Ali is someone finds out about her real identity. The author has managed to grip the reader into the story and did a good job of drawing the reader into the story!
Ali herself is an interesting character and the story is mainly told from her perspective. Not only that–each of the character in the book has some sort of secret that no body wants anyone to find out. The ending though expected was really gripping. I read in the reviews that the book has some similarities with a TV show called The Serpent which is based on real life events. I have not watched the TV show but then reading this book made me feel like I was watching an interesting TV show that I did not want to miss any episode of.
This is the first book I have read from this author and I am actually looking forward to read more thrillers from this author–if you are looking for an unputdownable thriller that will keep you awake all night, then this book is one for you–worth five stars!
Many thanks to Netgalley and Hodder for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.