4 Oct 2020


Book Review / Slow Burner by Laura Lippman


A woman watches her marriage implode over text message and decides that ignorance is not bliss in this bitterly satisfying short mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of Lady in the Lake.

Liz Kelsey promised herself she’d never again spy on her feckless husband, Phil. But then she discovers a string of suggestive texts on his secret burner phone. Even worse, he’s flirting with the woman who shook their unstable marriage once before. But knowledge is power. What’s more dangerous—what Liz knows or what Phil doesn’t know?

Laura Lippman’s Slow Burner is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.   




Published:     30th July 2020
Publisher:  Amazon Original Stories
Goodreads :  Click Here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Hush Collection
Source:  Owned




What a great story.  Again, this is a short story that really packs quite a punch.  We follow Liz as she discovers her husband is not only cheating on her but lying about his life to this new woman.

I really enjoyed this one and for a short story this one certainly kept me on my toes and wanting to keep reading until the very end.   Obviously I won't give anything away about the story but I loved the ending!

This author is new to me and I will certainly be looking into reading more.