Tuesday, 18 February 2014

CRIME THRILLER: In the Blood - Lisa Unger

Release Date: 02/01/14
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster


About to graduate from university in upstate New York, Lana Granger takes a job in town looking after eleven year old Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, manipulative Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. He likes to play games. But in Lana he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?

Because Lana is a liar. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is, that even she can't remember the truth.

Then Lana's closest friend Beck mysteriously goes missing, and Lana's alibi for the night of the disappearance doesn't match with eyewitness accounts. Now, Lana finds herself lying again - to friends, to the police, to herself. Lana is willing to do almost anything to keep the truth - about her last night with Beck, about everything - from coming out. Even so, it might not be enough to keep her shocking secrets dead and buried. But somebody knows all about Lana's lies. And they are dying to tell.


Lisa Unger is one of those authors that I really have to grab when I see a new title out. I love the way that she hooks me in within the first few pages, generates characters that I want to spend time around and when she adds her own identifiable touches to a seemingly simple plot outline, all round has me gripped until the last page is turned.

Back this up with some great prose, wonderful dialogue and of course her own macabre twists all round leaves me with a book hangover (due to lack of sleep.) Thank you.

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