A Slow Fire Burning

A Slow Fire Burning : The addictive bestselling Richard & Judy pick from the multi-million copy bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

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'Here are characters who are real and likeable, even when they are complicated and flawed. Paula Hawkins is a genius'
Lisa Jewell

IT'S THE QUIET ONES YOU HAVE TO WATCH

Three women, connected by one brutal crime.
Three women, determined to right the wrongs done to them.
Three women, with everything to hide.

When it comes to revenge, even good people are capable of terrible things.

But only one person killed Daniel Sutherland.

How long can their secrets smoulder, before they explode into flame?

The new SCORCHING bestseller from #1 author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER
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'This twisted story with its cast of damaged characters builds to a brilliant conclusion.'
Shari Lapena

'From the first sentence to the last, this explosive, startling novel grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Fiendishly clever'
Kate Mosse

'Shocking, moving, full of heart'
Observer

'Twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human'
Lee Child

'Gripping and intriguing, I loved every moment'
S J Watson

'Superbly told... utterly compelling'
Daily Mail

'Paula Hawkins' best novel yet'
Harriet Tyce
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 23mm | 252g
  • Penguin (Transworld)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1529176751
  • 9781529176759
  • 1,842

Review Text

Paula Hawkins's plotting is meticulous. A Slow Fire Burning is a clever onion of a book, expertly peeled.
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Review quote

From the first sentence to the last, this explosive, startling novel grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Fiendishly clever and with a wonderful sense of place too. Go read! * Kate Mosse * I love Paula Hawkins, and this is why - A Slow Fire Burning twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human . . . the characters are just like people you know . . . or maybe even just like you yourself. Hawkins is proving herself a worthy 21st century heir to Barbara Vine and Patricia Highsmith. * Lee Child * My Book of the Month, for which I predict big things . . . An intriguing, unputdownable thriller that is as much about the compelling, damaged characters as it is about the intricate plot. * Alice O'Keeffe, The Bookseller * With a beautifully wrought cast of characters who are real and likeable even when they are complicated and flawed, a fantastic, picturesque London setting, twists and turns galore and exquisite prose, this is a high class read. Paula Hawkins is a genius. * Lisa Jewell * Paula Hawkins's plotting is meticulous. A Slow Fire Burning is a clever onion of a book, expertly peeled. * Belinda Bauer *
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About Paula Hawkins

PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been a global phenomenon, selling 23 million copies worldwide. Published in over forty languages, it has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and was a No.1 box office hit film starring Emily Blunt.

Into the Water, her second stand-alone thriller, has also been a global No.1 bestseller, spending twenty weeks in the Sunday Times hardback fiction Top 10 bestseller list, and six weeks at No.1.
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84,394 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (31,481)
3 38% (32,055)
2 10% (8,023)
1 2% (1,560)
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