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  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804990810
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

The Burnout

The number one bestselling author returns with an irresistible new standalone about the perils of burnout - and the joy that awaits when you set yourself free...

Sasha is well and truly over it all: work (all-consuming), friendships (on the back burner), sex-life (non-existent).

Armed with good intentions to cleanse and relax, she heads to the Devon resort she loved as a child. But it's off-season, the hotel is falling apart and she has to share the beach with a grumpy, stressed-out guy called Finn. How can she commune with nature when he's sitting on a rock, watching her suspiciously?

But when curious messages start appearing on the beach, Sasha and Finn are forced to begin talking – about everything. What's the mystery? Why are they both burned out? And what exactly is 'manifesting', anyway?

They might discover that they have more in common than they think. . .

  • Published: 25 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804990810
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series. She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham and several books for children. She lives in the UK with her husband and family.

Visit her website at www.sophiekinsella.co.uk and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SophieKinsellaOfficial. You can also follow her on Twitter @KinsellaSophie and Instagram @sophiekinsellawriter.

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Praise for The Burnout

'Uplifting and full of laugh-out-loud moments! Loved it!'


'Delightful. Charming, relatable, and laugh-out-loud funny, I loved getting to know Sasha, Finn and the gang. I'm sad I've finished it!'


'Such a hilarious, joyous, life-affirming book; I never wanted it to end'


'I devoured The Burnout in one greedy gulp. Funny, sad, relatable, and so brilliantly done. Sophie Kinsella is the queen of romantic comedy'


'Joyous and surprisingly moving fun. Reading fiction like this is like watching someone make a perfect Pavlova. I'm sure Sophie's millions of fans will, like me, sigh with relief and pleasure'


'I'll drop anything for a new Sophie Kinsella. The Burnout is hilarious, sparky and joyful - just the book you need if you're desperate for a break. I loved seeing Sasha coming back to herself on the windswept beach at Rilston!'


The Burnout is a glorious off-season holiday love story that will sweep you off your feet. Funny, feelgood, touching and full of the bittersweet, incisive wit that puts every Sophie Kinsella novel in a league of its own. I could not have loved it more.


'Comforting, funny, and hugely enjoyable. Kinsella remains a must-buy for me'


‘[A] gorgeous, escapist read’

Good Housekeeping

'Wonderfully witty, wise, romantic and uplifting'


‘Kinsella peppers in plenty of humor…. The banter is snappy, but what really sets this romance apart is its message of carving out time for life’s simple pleasures. Kinsella’s fans will not be disappointed.’

Publishers Weekly

'Such brilliant comic writing, such a sharp, yet generous, critique of contemporary mores, but always with great characters and a swooningly romantic plot. I really loved it.'


An absolute joy. . . wickedly funny and blissfully romantic

Sunday Express

Joyous and funny, a pleasure to read


A gorgeous, feelgood gem. 5 stars


'Deliciously pacey and absorbing'

Daily Mail

'Packed with laughs and a bucketload of heart, this is Sophie Kinsella at her very best'


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