We invite you to dive in to Lisa Unger’s latest thriller, Heartbroken, now available wherever books are sold. Read the excerpt below and leave a comment with your thoughts!
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Library Journal (starred review): “Will captivate fans of mystery and psychological suspense. This is one of Unger’s best novels yet.”
Booklist (starred review): “Unger delivers compelling, fully drawn characters while at the same time putting the thrill in thriller. A first-class page-turner.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review): “[A] tense psychological thriller… Unger skillfully builds the fissures of each of [her characters’] lives as she illustrates the power of the heart and the corrosive nature of lies.”
Kirkus: “A triumvirate of strong women pitted against a shared past and dangerous future… Unger is a master at building characters that crackle with personality and purpose, and the women in this novel are no exception… Unger knows how to write a taut thriller.”
Chicago Tribune: “Three women are haunted by their pasts in this insidious psychological thriller. Set, quite appropriately, on a claustrophobic island.”
People Magazine: “An idyllic island retreat, a family rife with secrets, creepy bad guys and lousy cell phone reception: Heartbroken has all the makings of a high-wire thriller. But it’s the twisted psyches of its main characters that really unsettle. Birdie Burke, the spectacularly passive-agressive matriarch, lords over Heart Island, where her good-girl daughter stirs up old scandals, and they fatefully cross paths with a waitress drawn to the dark side. Unger expertly shows how quiet betrayals can rupture a life as deeply as an act of violence.”
Star Tribune: “Lisa Unger is one of the few women to first break into the genre of thrillers, then to dominate it.”
Bookreporter.com: “Part thriller, part ghost story, part meditation on what holds us together and keeps us apart, this is a riveting tale of family dysfunction and a ticking clock of bad deeds and even more sinister outcomes.”
Heartbroken by Lisa Unger – Excerpt
LISA UNGER is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 26 different languages. Her new novel, Heartbroken, is available from Crown Publishing wherever books are sold.