Big news! We are thrilled to announce that Golden Globe winner and star of Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike will read the audiobook edition of A SLOW FIRE BURNING, the third novel by Paula Hawkins, the bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.
A SLOW FIRE BURNING is a scorching new thriller, which tells the story of a series of characters caught up in a murder, all with something to hide and something to prove. Patrons will be fired up to listen—and may want to revisit Hawkins’ previous audiobooks, too, so prepare for high holds!Pike said: ‘I love working on audiobooks when the characters are as rich and vivid as Paula’s. I remember David Suchet’s audiobooks of Poirot from when I was a child, and how they rescued long car journeys from tedium. I always vowed to give back for these hours of escape! Paula’s latest novel is all set in Islington and it was wonderful to be able to tell a story of murder and intrigue set in this postcode, and bring to life damaged and mysterious characters who all inhabit streets I know so well. I love Paula’s writing, full of wonderful observations on the way people behave, a beautiful sense of place, and a wonderful ear for dialogue.”
Hawkins said: “Rosamund Pike is absolutely one of my favorite actresses—I was absolutely delighted when I heard she was going to read A Slow Fire Burning. Listening to Rosamund read my words has been a great thrill.”
Rosamund Pike is celebrated internationally for her work on stage and screen, including her film debut as Bond girl Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), her Oscar-nominated role as Amy Elliott Dunne in Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (2014), and most recently her Golden Globe-winning performance in I Care a Lot (2020).
Coming August 31st to audio (CD and download) and large print:
“Packed with OMG moments, this novel may be slow burning, but it’s a scorcher nonetheless.”—Booklist, starred review
Also by Paula Hawkins:
“Narrators Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher give outstanding performances.”—Library Journal, starred review
“The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Top-notch narration makes this perfect for audio.”—AudioFile Earphones Award