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Lisa Unger

Autor(a) de Beautiful Lies

43+ Works 10,179 Membros 608 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Lisa Unger was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1970, but grew up in the Netherlands, England and New Jersey. She received a degree from the New School for Social Research. Before becoming a full-time author, she had a career in publicity. Her works include Sliver of Truth, Die for You, and mostrar mais Fragile. Beautiful Lies was selected as an International Book of the Month and Black Out won the Silver Medal for popular fiction in the 2008 Florida Book Awards. She has also written books under her maiden name, Lisa Miscione. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Lisa Unger

Beautiful Lies (2006) 1,580 cópias
Fragile (2010) 822 cópias
Black Out (2008) 722 cópias
Sliver of Truth (2007) 714 cópias
Confessions on the 7:45 (2020) 659 cópias
In the Blood (2014) 601 cópias
Ink and Bone (2016) 548 cópias
Die for You (2009) 522 cópias
Darkness, My Old Friend (2011) 466 cópias
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (2022) 431 cópias
Heartbroken (2012) 409 cópias
Last Girl Ghosted (2021) 362 cópias
Crazy Love You (2015) 316 cópias
The Stranger Inside (2019) 307 cópias
The Red Hunter (2017) 303 cópias
Under My Skin (2018) 295 cópias
Angel Fire (2002) 181 cópias
The New Couple in 5B (2024) 145 cópias
Christmas Presents (2023) 112 cópias
Smoke (2005) 91 cópias
Twice (2004) 87 cópias
The Darkness Gathers (2003) 85 cópias
The Sleep Tight Motel (2018) 82 cópias
Let Her Be (2020) 44 cópias
The Whispers (2014) 37 cópias
All My Darkest Impulses (2021) 36 cópias
The Whispering Hollows (2016) 32 cópias
Fog Descending (2021) 29 cópias
The Three Sisters (2015) 27 cópias
The Burning Girl (2014) 26 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Editor — 25 cópias
Circling the Drain (2021) 24 cópias
Love the Way You Lie (2021) 24 cópias
Unknown Caller 12 cópias
House of Crows: Book 1-4 1 exemplar(es)
Charlene ne reviendra pas (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Krásné lži (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
The Twenty (Short Story) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
When a Stranger Comes to Town (2021) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Tampa Bay Noir (2020) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Unger, Lisa
Outros nomes
Miscione, Lisa (birth)
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Locais de residência
Tampa, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
New School for Social Research (BA)
Authors Guild
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel (2015)
Amy Berkower
Pequena biografia
Lisa Unger is the author of fifteen novels and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine. She lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.



Too many characters that I didn’t care about.
csobolak | outras 25 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
I think the endings of this type of book are difficult to write. The last chapters of this book filled my belly but weren’t anything I’d order again. I enjoyed the characters and did not predict the ending. The outcome for the watcher irritated me, it felt reductive although I suppose fair enough since he was just a red herring anyway.
womanhollering | outras 25 resenhas | May 21, 2024 |
Disappointing mystery thriller.

Chad and Rosie Lowan are over the moon when they inherit a luxury apartment in the historic NYC building known as the Windermere. Soon, however, the atmosphere takes an ominous tone and Rosie begins to fear that there are unhappy ghosts that linger in the apartments, the halls, and the basement. Horrible things have taken place in this building. Suddenly, people they know are dying and Rosie is afraid she might be next.

This was overly long and repetitive with a dual timeline and the one thing I cannot tolerate in my crime fiction -- the supernatural. I did not care for any of the characters and even though the author dangled a lot of red herrings, it was quite predicable and the outcome no surprise. Rosie was annoying and the others quite stereotypical in their roles as friends, husband, and relatives. I listened to the audiobook as I read along, and I found the narrator very irritating with her attempts at doing all the voices though she seemed to channel Rosie's angst and histrionics appropriately. In short, this requires dealing with the slow pace and all the melodrama while suspending disbelief at every turn of the page.

Although I am grateful for the advance copy of the e-book ARC, I can't recommend this unless you enjoy those aspects of this story that I do not.

2.5 stars
… (mais)
CelticLibrarian | outras 6 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Advice columnist Wren Greenwood has three months of bliss with Adam Harper after meeting him through an online dating app before he disappears. Heartbroken and confused, Wren joins a private investigator to find out who he is and where he might be after she is told that Adam--or someone who looks like him--is linked to a series of cases involving missing women.

The story is told in first person by Wren which made me relate to her more quickly. The suspense built up slowly and kept me interested. Even though I liked Wren, at times she did some risky things that I didn’t get at all. A few things happened that were far-fetched but generally I enjoyed the story.… (mais)
gaylebutz | outras 22 resenhas | May 1, 2024 |



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