Under the Sun

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What to expect

‘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.

Critics Review

  • In her beautifully written novel, Lottie Moggach gives rare insights into human relationships and the appalling things we can do to each other. Subtle, insightful and utterly compelling

    Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of SISTER
  • Brilliantly atmospheric and creepy . . . I loved the heat of it, the writing, and the pulse of disappointment and hope. It’s very, very clever

    Sabine Durant, author of Lie With Me
  • Under the Sun has all the hallmarks of a classic summer read . . . the pages fly by . . . Moggach’s readers will relish the sparkle of a perfect summer story that is intelligent, steamy and has great interiors

    The Times
  • Gripping and intense, it’s a great read

  • A beautifully observed, enthralling read

    Woman & Home
  • A brilliantly atmospheric, claustrophobic look at heartbreak, identity and the notion of home.

    The Pool

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