'Shocking, moving, full of heart . . . A Slow Fire Burning shows a writer at the height of her powers.' Observer (Thriller of the Month)'Superbly told, its twists and turns reveal the slow fire burning inside each which might just destroy them. Utterly compelling.' Daily Mail'What is wrong with you?'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 mean 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. Look what you started. THE SCORCHING NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER__________'Fast-paced, highly charged and carried off with so much confidence that it is impossible to resist.'Sunday Times'A Slow Fire Burning is a treat: utterly readable, moving in parts and saturated with the kind of localised detail that made The Girl on the Train so compelling.' Guardian'From the first sentence to the last, this explosive, startling novel grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go.'Kate Mosse'Twists and turns like a great thriller should, but it's also deep, intelligent and intensely human'Lee Child'Gripping and intriguing, I loved every moment'S J Watson'Twists and turns galore...Paula Hawkins is a genius.'Lisa Jewell'Dark and disturbing, this twisted story with its cast of damaged characters builds to a brilliant conclusion.