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Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" with Paula Hawkins


Paula Hawkins, A Slow Fire Burning

We are thrilled to announce that, in conjunction with a handful of other wonderful independent bookstores, Rakestraw Books will co-host an exclusive, online event to celebrate the publication of A Slow Fire Burning, the newest sensational page-turner from #1 New York Times best-selling author Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train). Paula will be joined in conversation by Laura McHugh, author of the new thriller What's Done In Darkness. 

With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in The Girl on the Train and Into the Water, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting story of deceit, murder, and revenge.

When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim's home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police. Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are - for different reasons - simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them. When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smolder before they explode into flame?

Please note that this event takes place at 10 AM (PT)  as Paula is in the UK and so our usual evening events would be well past her bedtime! However, if you are unable to attend in person, your registration will allow you to watch a recording after the event.

To purchase your ticket, click HERE (or click the button below). Tickets are $30/person with a signed first edition of A Slow Fire Burning (while supplies last). If you require your book to be shipped, please call the shop at (925) 837-7337 to arrange for shipping.

This event is brought to you by Rakestraw Books, Excelsior Bay Books, Mystery to Me, Raven Book Store, Skylark Bookshop, Valley Bookseller, and Pam Klinger-Horn.

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 10:00am

Event address: 

via Zoom
Danville, CA 94526
A Slow Fire Burning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211230
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021