Thursday, 30 July 2015

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Crazy Love You - Lisa Unger

Release Date: 30/07/15
Publisher:  Simon and Schuster


Love hurts. Sometimes it even kills... Darkness has a way of creeping up when Ian is with Priss. Even when they were kids, playing in the woods of their small Upstate New York town, he could feel it. Still, Priss was his best friend, his salvation from the bullies who called him "loser" and "fatboy... and from his family's deadly secrets.

Now that they've both escaped to New York City, Ian no longer inhabits the tortured shell of his childhood. He is a talented and successful graphic novelist, and Priss... Priss is still trouble. The booze, the drugs, the sex--Ian is growing tired of late nights together trying to keep the past at bay. Especially now that he's met sweet, beautiful Megan, whose love makes him want to change for the better. But Priss doesn't like change. Change makes her angry. And when Priss is angry, terrible things begin to happen...


There are times as a reader that you not only want to be creeped out but treated to a cracking Crime Thriller story in the process and that’s exactly what Lisa Unger delivers in this, her latest release. It has all the elements that make her writing so Moorish, a cracking arc, top notch prose, magical dialogue and characters that you just want to spend a lot of time around as you find their foibles alongside weaknesses not only endearing but really makes them feel human.

Here within this book you end up asking yourself a lot of questions about what is and isn’t happening and when the author throws in quite a bit of sleight of hand into the mix as well as an arc that seems to deliver all you could want, really makes this a book that you just can’t let go of. Cracking.

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