The book cover for Nigerian-British actress and author Kehinde Fadipe’s debut romance novel just came out and it is absolutely stunning. Set to publish on July 6 in the UK, the novel is titled In Such Tremendous Heat in the UK and The Sun Sets in Singapore in the U.S.
The UK publisher Dialogue Books took to Twitter on February 1 to share the cover with readers. Featuring yellow hues and a Black woman in a sunhat and orange dress, the cover is absolutely gorgeous and is definitely the hottest debut of summer 2023.
See the Twitter announcement about the book cover below:
Three women living in Singapore have their lives derailed by the arrival of a hotshot young lawyer: this is the sharp, funny book of the summer ☀️💄
— Dialogue Books (@dialoguebooks) February 1, 2023
The storyline for Fadipe’s novel is set to be just as exciting as the book cover. Set in sunny Singapore, the novel explores the lives of Dara, Amaka, and Lillian whose worlds are upended by a handsome and mysterious man. Read the synopsis below:
Dara, a workaholic lawyer, is on the brink of partnership at her firm. Estranged from her mother, and perpetually uncomfortable around her hyper-competitive colleagues, her insecurities threaten to overwhelm her when Lani, a new hire from Geneva, is assigned to work on what should have been her career-making case. Pitted against one another, Dara can’t help but see Lani as a threat, ready to take her hard-earned place as partner.
Amaka, a sharp-tongued banker, is in the midst of a painful family breakdown. Thousands of miles away from home, she’s doing her best to distract herself with a illicit workplace romance – and hiding a spiralling shopping addiction that’s threatening not only her finances, but her very sense of self. An instant attraction to Lani jeopardizes her last shred of stability.
Lillian, a piano-prodigy-turned-housewife, is desperately trying to remain in Singapore after her marriage comes to a messy end. Rather than sell her beloved piano, the last precious reminder she has of her parents, she takes a low-paying job at a language school. A chance encounter with Lani – a man who is inexplicably, impossibly, the spitting image of her late father – triggers a grief she’s spent a lifetime suppressing, leading to an obsession that threatens everything – and everyone – around her.
Forced to confront the ghosts of their pasts, Dara, Amaka, and Lillian soon learn that unfinished history can follow you anywhere – even to Singapore.
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