Paula Hawkins

A Slow Fire Burning

County Buildings
In person event
Sat 2 Oct
18:00 UK

Paula Hawkins, the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water, is in conversation about her wonderful new novel, A Slow Fire Burning. It’s a character-driven tale of love and loss that finds three women caught up in the aftermath of a brutal murder. One is known to be hot-tempered, troubled, maybe even dangerous. Another realises that appearances are deceptive – someone leaving a murder scene covered in blood isn’t necessarily the killer. The third, the murder victim’s aunt, bears scars and secrets connected to an earlier loss. Innocent or guilty, everyone in this novel is damaged in some way – and someone is damaged enough to kill! 

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

About the author: Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestselling novels, Into The Water and The Girl on The Train. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train has sold 23 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Into the Water was also a Sunday Times and New York Times #1 bestseller, selling 4 million copies worldwide. Her upcoming thriller, A Slow Fire Burning, is due to be published on the 31st August 2021. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now splits her time between London and Edinburgh.

A Slow Burning Fire is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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