Win £500 in book vouchers by helping us with a 7 minute reader survey click here.

make the most of Lovereading Harry Potter House Eds rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn Read the opening extract of the brand new A. J. Finn book before its publication on 22/01/2018

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg
  

Sunset City

Crime / Mystery   All Shortlists and Winners   Thriller / Suspense   2017 CWA Daggers   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

Longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2017.

A wonderful portrait of a self-destructive woman at odds with the world and herself. Set in Houston, Texas, the tale of Charlotte Ford whose life has proven a great disappointment and is now scraping the edges to make ends meet when, out of the blue, she briefly reconnects with Danielle, an old accomplice in minor crimes and life's vagaries. However, Danielle is soon found dead and the police unable to solve the case. In search of moral redemption, Charlotte sets off on her own, improvised investigation, running down the insalubrious environment of stripping and drugs taking Danielle was involved in, her wealthy but cold-hearted mother and some of the men in the dead friend's life. But the quest is also one for her own soul. Down and dirty and bleak, but a finely-etched evocation of personal despair and the low life, a book that speaks to the heart. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Win a SIGNED FIRST EDITION of Damaged.

Get into the Spirit of Christmas with our special SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS competition! We are giving away ONE first edition hardback of Martina Cole's new crime thriller, Damaged, signed by the author!

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 4 December 2017. The winners will be notified by 11th December 2017.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 04/12/2017

Synopsis

Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg

Twenty-two-year-old Charlotte Ford reconnects with Danielle, her best friend from high school, a few days before Danielle is found bludgeoned to death in a motel room. In the wake of the murder, Charlotte's life unravels and she descends into the city's underbelly, where she meets the strippers, pornographers and drug dealers who surrounded Danielle in the years they were estranged. Ginsburg's Houston is part of a lesser known south, where the urban and rural collide gracelessly. In this shadowy world, culpability and sympathy blur in a debut novel which thrillingly brings its three female protagonists to the fore. Scary, funny and almost unbearably sad, Sunset City is written with rare grace and empathy holding you transfixed, praying for some kind of escape for Charlotte.

About the Author

Melissa Ginsburg

Melissa Ginsburg was born and raised in Houston and attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of the poetry collection Dear Weather Ghost and two poetry chapbooks, Arbor and Double Blind. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi. Sunset City is her first novel.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th April 2017

Author

Melissa Ginsburg

More books by Melissa Ginsburg
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

melissaginsburg.net/
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
All Shortlists and Winners
Thriller / Suspense
2017 CWA Daggers
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780571326723

Its jam packed with fantastic titles, informative descriptions & fantastic reviews and has a vast array of great features & competitions.

Linda Rollins

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools