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.
UNDER THE SUN is a brilliantly atmospheric, claustrophobic look at heartbreak, identity and the notion of home. Fans of last summer’s must-read LIE WITH ME will love it. - The Pool
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
A beautifully observed, enthralling read. - Women & Home
Taking you right under Anna’s skin – this is compulsively readable and brilliantly entertaining. - The People
The joy of this novel is in the description – from the accurate portrayal of the death throes of a relationship, to the drab reality of a dream gone sour. Compulsively readable. - Deirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror
Moggach’s cleverness is in her subtlety; careless cruelties, tiny kindnesses and high drama are chronicled with wit and precision. - Marianne Levy, Independent