Wednesday 2 December 2020

*** COVER REVEAL *** A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins @PaulaHWrites @DoubledayUK @alisonbarrow #ASlowFireBurning


I am THRILLED to help to share the cover reveal for the new novel by Paula Hawkins 

A Slow Fire Burning is published by Doubleday in the UK in hardback, ebook and audio on 31st August 2021

A Slow Fire Burning is a propulsive, twisty thriller which examines the insidious and destructive nature of past trauma. Hawkins deftly upturns expectations as she demonstrates how lives can collide and ultimately how damage can lead to damage.

Paula Hawkins writes: ‘A Slow Fire Burning starts with a brutal murder on a London canal boat. Laura, a likely suspect, is witnessed leaving the scene and for a while it looks like a straightforward case. But what I wanted to explore in this book is the way that no tragedy happens in isolation: an accident in childhood can have ramifications a decade later; trusting the wrong person at the wrong time can derail a life completely. I am interested in the way we become the people we are: how we choose what to hold onto and how those things can wound us.’

Transworld Fiction Publisher Sarah Adams says: ‘I could not be prouder to announce the publication of A Slow Fire Burning. I adore this book, which contains everything readers could possibly want from a Paula Hawkins thriller – a dark plot that grabs you and never lets up, characters that you believe in utterly, incredible pace and knock-you-sideways twists. Paula skilfully balances delicious touches of sharp, knowing humour with deeply affecting storytelling, so that we are powerfully enthralled from first page to last gasp. This confirms Paula as one of the most exciting commercial thriller authors writing today.’

Paula’s agent Lizzy Kremer says: ‘It’s a thrill to be back in Paula Hawkins’ world: a world in which women who refuse to meet society’s expectations are easily blamed, and in which they seek to seize back power over their own stories. I remain in awe of Paula’s giant empathy for those who have suffered and her striking ability to satisfy and also to surprise her readers.’

Paula Hawkins’ debut thriller The Girl on the Train was published by Transworld in Doubleday
hardcover in January 2015 and became one of the top 5 best-selling hardback novels since records began. It has sold 4.3m copies in the UK net to date and 23 million copies worldwide, in fifty countries and over forty languages. Exactly one year after first publication, The Girl on the Train returned to its position as the number one bestseller in the UK (in hardcover), the US (hardcover and ebook) and Canada.

A film adaptation of The Girl on the Train was produced by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emily Blunt, was released in September 2016.

Paula’s second novel, Into the Water, was published by Transworld in Doubleday hardcover in May 2017. It went on to become a Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller and has sold 4 million copies worldwide.

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