Sun damage

Sabine Durrant


Available on back-order

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.

ISBN: 9781473681736 Category:



The perfect holiday. The perfect crime…

When Ali has the chance to stay at a beautiful house in the south of France, she jumps at it.
But not everything is as it seems.
Surrounded by a group of wealthy friends, Ali blends expertly into the background.
She’s watching them all.
And she isn’t the only one interested.
The heat rises. The pool shimmers. Secrets are exposed.
And Ali must face up to the biggest lie of all: herself.

Readers love Sabine Durrant:

”I’ve read all of this author’s books and enjoyed them. Thank you Sabine Durrant for a great read.” meggies mum, ?????

”Oh I adored this novel, I raced through it in a day and bit. I was enraptured and it’s definitely a winner.” Lolly130612, ?????

Could not put this down. Brilliant lead characters and such a clever plot. I love this author and this is my favourite so far – sunshine and suspense – a winning combination!” Booklover, ?????

”This is a perfect holiday read set in a Villa in the South of France! Sabine Durrant’s characters always have something to hide and those in SUN DAMAGE are no exception to this.” Annette C, ?????

I always look forward to a new book from this talented author, and SUN DAMAGE lived up to every expectation. It was my final read during my recent holiday in Corfu and the descriptions of the searing heat of the French setting was exquisitely done, especially as the temperatures in Greece soared that week too.” Lincs Reader, ?????

SUN DAMAGE is the perfect holiday read, not least because of how it is set against the languid backdrop of beaches and cafés, market towns and lazy lunches at a house share (with a pool, of course) in the South of France. After so many years without such a getaway insight, I felt I was more transported with each page.” Melanie Garrett, ?????

Sabine Durrant never disappoints and her new novel SUN DAMAGE is excellent, with an atmospheric setting, believable characters and twisty plot. I found the little observations about human nature quite fascinating, almost like surreptitious people watching.” Lovebooks, ?????

‘Written with Durrant’s usual acuity, Sun Damage is an attractive two-for-one deal: smart observation of family life and Brits abroad in the middle, bookended by a Highsmithian thriller SUNDAY TIMES
Plenty of Ripleyish peril to keep the nerves on edge’ CLARE CHAMBERS
‘No one creates characters like Sabine Durrant’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘I tore through Sun Damage!’ SJ WATSON
Claustrophobic and suspenseful, with an engaging narrator and a satisfying twist: perfect poolside reading GUARDIAN
‘Sensuously atmospheric, Sun Damage is a twisty thriller with the added delight of acute social comedy. Without doubt Sabine Durrant’s best novel yet’ GILL HORNBY
‘The suspense sizzles off every page’ ERIN KELLY
‘One of our best thriller writers’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
An exploration of vulnerability, trickery and cruel dishonesty … the ending gives great satisfactionLITERARY REVIEW
‘Secrets and tensions
rise along with the temperature until they reach boiling point’ RED
‘Absorbing, intriguing, with great twists and pace, SUN DAMAGE is a wonderful rollercoaster of a read’ B.A. PARIS
‘Durrant is relentless with the suspense … superbly controlled, a novel that’s obsidian dark under the blazing French sun’ SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

Additional information

Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.6 × 3.4 cm










1st paperback ed


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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