A Slow Fire Burning, by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins knows how to create a thrilling mystery which will keep you guessing through to the last few pages.

Told through the perspective of three core characters this latest crime mystery thriller from Paula Hawkins brings intense realism to a romanticized version of London. Telling the story of a shocking murder this novel will have you questioning every character and every motive as Hawkins spins a web of complex family history, multiple disasters, and strained relationships.


From the blurb;

'Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous.

'Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn't means she's a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

'Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one: good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace.

'Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill.'


Each of our characters has a painful past which Hawkins reveals in trickles. While each story pulls at the heartstrings and makes these characters both more relatable and more human they also aid in pointing the finger. As the reader attempts to put together this jumbled puzzle that Hawkins spills across the page these glimpses into the past further our suspicions but also invests us in their individual stories.


The end of this novel, and the reveal of the mystery, will force readers to question their beliefs about justice and who has the right to seek it.


A Slow Fire Burning is a must read for any crime mystery lover. Paula Hawkins is an expert in people, bringing her characters acutely to life, and drawing on human emotion to fuel her stories.


We Give A Slow Fire Burning Five Stars





ISBN - 978-0-8575-2444-7 Hard-Back Cover Price - £20.00

Published by Transworld Publishers 2021

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