Under the Sun

An addictive literary thriller that will have you hooked

3.21 based on 13 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 04.07.2017
ISBN: 9781509815548
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

'Has all the hallmarks of a classic summer read' The Times

Anna’s friends and family think she is living the dream in her beautiful finca under the Spanish sun. But the reality is far from perfect. The handsome, complicated man she was building a life with has left with little more than a note to say goodbye and the future she imagined has crashed around her ears. Anna has secretly embarked on an ill-advised affair and lives above the dingy bar she runs in the sleepy beach town of Marea, surrounded by British expats as homesick and stuck as she is.

When Simon, a local businessman, offers to rent the finca, Anna hopes it will pave the way for her escape. But there is more to him than meets the eye, and when a body washes up on the beach in mysterious circumstances, Anna realizes she may be the only one with the power to unravel the truth. But how can she prove that Simon is connected, and how can she reclaim her house? Anna is prepared to risk everything to get home – even though she’s no longer sure where home really is.

Urgent, gripping and brilliantly observed, Under the Sun by Lottie Moggach is an exhilarating novel about heartbreak, identity, migration and finding a place to call home.

In the media

Gripping, edge-of-your-deckchair stuff
Saga
A must-have summer accessory. The way Moggach shoes the extent to which the British expat dream lives cheek by jowl with a burgeoning migrant crisis makes this a superior thriller. Surely a contender for read of the summer.
The Metro
A pertinent tale for our times . . . This is a book that keeps the reader, and the protagonist, guessing until the very end.
The Guardian