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Lisa Unger - Author

About the Author

Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author. Born in Connecticut, she grew up in the Netherlands, England, New Jersey and New York. Along with her husband and daughter, Lisa now divides her time between Florida and New York City.

Featured books by Lisa Unger

In the Blood

In the Blood

Author: Lisa Unger Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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. Masterfully suspenseful, finely crafted, and written with a no-holds-barred raw power, In the Blood is Unger at her best.

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Other books by Lisa Unger

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

The final e-novella in a thrilling mini-series about a psychic medium, from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.When Eloises granddaughter, twenty-year-old Finley, comes to live with her, Eloises abilities start to changethings seem to be getting easier. Her load is lighter, and rather than chasing down people she needs, they are coming to her. She teams up with detective Jones Cooper to help a desperate father bring his daughters killer to justice. Meanwhile, Finley, who is developing gifts of her own, has bigger problems than shes willing to admit. Will Eloise help Finley and others see the difference between justice and revenge, or will things spiral out of control first?Returning to the psychological suspense that earned Lisa Unger such critical acclaim for Beautiful Lies and In the Blood, The Three Sisters is the third and final part in a gripping series from an accomplished pro (Kirkus Reviews).

Whispers

Whispers

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2014

It's a day like any other day for Eloise Montgomery -- until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. The Whispers is the first in a series of three stories that will feature Eloise -- as she struggles to understand her newfound gifts and use them to save the lost women and girls who need her help.

Burning Girl

Burning Girl

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three e-novellas about a psychic medium and the strange secrets she begins to uncoverfor better or for worse.Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, shes discovering some disturbing things: secrets about her genealogy that are, perhaps, best left in the past; that her granddaughter Finley has powers of her own; and that not all of Eloises visitors actually want to be helped. Some of them are just looking for troubleWriting with the same taut prose that earned her critical acclaim for her explosive thriller Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger delivers a spellbinding story that will leave you wanting more.

Whispers

Whispers

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-novellas from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.Its a day like any other for Eloise Montgomeryuntil tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. Though she struggles to understand her newfound gifts, Eloise finds a way use them to save lost women and girlsfor whom her help may be the only way outFrom an author whose gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose (Associated Press) have won her critical acclaim comes The Whispers: a story that delves deep into the human psyche and the mind of one unforgettable heroine.

In the Blood

In the Blood

Author: Lisa Unger Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

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. Masterfully suspenseful, finely crafted, and written with a no-holds-barred raw power, In the Blood is Unger at her best.

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In the Blood

In the Blood

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 07/01/2014

In the Blood is the Lisa Unger novel we've all been waiting forand a return to the dark psychological suspense that made Beautiful Lies a bestseller around the world.Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she cant quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lanas closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying waysto friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesnt jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lanas lies. And hes dying to tell. Lisa Unger's writing has been hailed as sensational (Publishers Weekly) and sophisticated (New York Daily News), with gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose (Associated Press). Masterfully suspenseful, finely crafted, and written with a no-holds-barred raw power, In the Blood is Unger at her best.

Heartbroken

Heartbroken

Author: Lisa Unger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2013

Sliver of Truth A Suspense Thriller

Sliver of Truth A Suspense Thriller

Author: Lisa Unger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2013

Angel Fire

Angel Fire

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

The childhood murder of Lydia Strongs mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice. The reclusive, bestselling true-crime writer and investigative consultant has made a life out of chasing monsters. And her powerful intuitions rarely fail her. When three adults loners, drifters go missing, no one seems to notice except for Lydia. Enlisting the help of her friend, former FBI agent Jeffrey Mark, Lydia starts an investigation of her own. But when someone raises the stakes and goes after Lydia just as fifteen years ago when she put the FBI on the trail of her mothers killer the real hunt begins.

Darkness Gathers

Darkness Gathers

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

Fresh from a tour promoting her last book, reclusive true-crime writer Lydia Strong receives an anonymous cry for help, begging her to find and protect Tatiana Quinn. Maybe the plea strikes close to her heart; maybe her investigators intuition ignites. She takes it on.But this simple case of a missing teenager soon becomes much more. Someone wants Lydia to drop the case, someone anxious enough to engineer the reappearance of one of Lydias most dangerous adversaries. Now, in addition to tracing the roots of Tatianas disappearance on a trail across the country and eventually overseas, Lydia must find the man who wants her dead.The suspense is almost unbearably high . . . an intelligent thriller, with a love story [that] adds a poignant and beautiful relief to the omnipresent evil that pervades the rest of the pages. New Mystery Reader

Twice

Twice

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

Acclaimed artist Julian Ross has just been found standing over her husbands bloody corpse in their New York City apartment. Julian claims that she slept peacefully beside him while he was violently stabbed in their bed. But police are skeptical, especially since Julians first husband was killed and mutilated in exactly the same way. Julian turns to the tough-as-nails crime writer Lydia Strong, who plunges into the case with her signature grit and the help of her partner, P.I. Jeffrey Mark. Meanwhile, Lydia learns that Jed McIntyre, the serial killer who murdered her mother, is on the loose in New York. McIntyre is out for Lydias blood, and his presence forces her to confront the evils of her past while solving her toughest murder case yet.

Smoke

Smoke

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

In the final installment of her Lydia Strong series, bestselling author Lisa Unger, writing as Lisa Miscione, brings us her most shocking and emotionally wrenching case yet. An NYPD detective visits Lydia and her husband, P.I. Jeffrey Mark, to inform them that Lily, one of Lydias former writing students, has been missing for more than two weeks. Before she disappeared, Lily had tried to get in touch with Lydia, seeking her help. Could this have had something to do with the death of Lilys brother, which Lily refused to accept as a suicide? If they want to discover the truth, Lydia and Jeffrey will have to follow the trail that Lily left behind, a trail of evidence thatlike Lily herselfseems to disappear like smoke.

Darkness, My Old Friend

Darkness, My Old Friend

Author: Lisa Unger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2012

Heartbroken

Heartbroken

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real, generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. On the other side of town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. She's in a dead-end job and is involved with the wrong man; she can feel herself being drawn into darkness, with horrific consequences. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run. Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn't be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map: Heart Island, an idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.Heartbroken is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle.

Darkness, My Old Friend

Darkness, My Old Friend

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2011

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes a spellbinding thriller that explores faith, memory and sacrifice.After giving up his post at The Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from the past, and finding a second act. He's in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, a psychic, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing.Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce. Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away - a predilection that might lead her to dark places ...

Darkness, My Old Friend

Darkness, My Old Friend

Author: Lisa Unger Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice.After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He's in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor.Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing. Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce. Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run awaya predilection that might lead her to dark places.Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is the riveting story of lives set on a collision course with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger's most compelling fiction to date.From the Hardcover edition.