A Slow Fire Burning
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train. “A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human.” – Lee Child “Only a clairvoyant could anticipate the book’s ending” – New York Times With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in The Girl on the Train and Into the Water, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge. When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are – for different reasons – simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them. When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smolder before they explode into flame? Look what you started.
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"I listened to the audio book. Rosamund Pike was the narrator and was tremendous. "
"I wanted so much to love this book because of how much I loved the Girl on the Train…. But this was NOT it. At first I was very confused and had to keep going back and trying to figure out who was who and how they were important to the story. I wasn’t able to fully track each character correctly until halfway through. I also got confused with the random time jumps… at one point you’re in present day then the next you’re reflecting on the past… then add in the random excerpts from a character’s novel and you’ve fully lost me. I wish I loved it as much as I wanted to. "
"Good! A few different twists and I really felt for the main character. "
"This was Paula Hawkins best novel yet. Thrilling, witty, and wild, there were plenty of twists and turns, and everything was concluded nicely at the end. The characters are both flawed and sympathetic, each of their own side stories and motivations added a lot to the core story. Highly recommend for any thriller or multiple POV fans. "