The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

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Overview

The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) by Petra Hammesfahr

The basis for the Emmy-nominated "instantly gripping" (Washington Post) limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel now returning for season 2, The Sinner is an internationally bestselling psychological thriller surrounding an unexplained murder

On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a complete stranger to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to commit such a startling act of violence in front of her family and friends?

Cora quickly confesses and it seems like an open-and-shut case. But the police commissioner, haunted by these unaswered questions, refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora’s past, a harrowing descent into the depths of her own psyche and the violent secrets buried within. The Sinner is a dark, spell spellbinding novel, where the truth is to be questioned at every turn.

“As I read [the novel], I kept going, ‘I know where this is going—there’s no way this could be interesting.’ And then it would just take a com­pletely different direction.” —Jessica Biel

“The Sinner is unnerving and weird and guaranteed to stick with you weeks later.” —Sarah Weinman, editor of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives and Women Crime Writers

“Hauntingly insightful and sensitive.” —The Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143132851
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 121,471
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Hailed as Germany's Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written more than twenty crime and suspense novels, and also writes scripts for film and television. She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize. Her breakthrough novel, The Sinner, was a major critical and commercial success internationally, including in Germany, where it stayed on the bestseller list for more than fifteen months. The Sinner has been adapted for television as a limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.

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It was a hot day at the beginning of July when Cora Bender decided to die. Gereon had made love to her the night before. He made love to her regularly every Friday and Saturday night. She couldn't bring herself to refuse him, being only too well aware how much he needed it. And she loved Gereon. It was more than love. It was gratitude and utter submission-something absolute and unconditional.
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The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think was OK. It kinda lagged in places,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book. Nothing at all I could have guessed. Also watching the new show-Biel plays an incredible Cora. Would recommend this to anyone!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bit confusing/difficult to follow at times
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While watching the mini-series I discovered the book. I like to read and the series was amazing. This book, not so much. Things flipped all over. It was a very hard read and I only finished it because I always finish the books I start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting story but the writing style leaves a lot to be desired. Very disconjointed and definitely will not read any other books by this author as a result. The TV mini-series with Jessica Biel on the other hand is well put together and flows at a pace that keeps your attention.
Anonymous 6 days ago
The main character weaved a narrative voice into slippery loops that dragged too frequently into dead ends. After a while, as the reader, I needed to emotional disconnect from the hysterics of the storyline to get through the book.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Fast reading. Surprise ending.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Terrible. Long, convoluted and boring. Time wasted.
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jeanmarie3 More than 1 year ago
Sinner is a book I will always remember. The culmination of the story was a shock.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was kind of interesting, I thought the ending was pretty anticlimactic, but all in all, not s bad read...
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CCinME More than 1 year ago
Had to read the book before watching the tv series. Not something I probably would have read otherwise. Fairly predictable and somewhat confusing at times and it dragged on more than necessary.
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