Un­der My Skin

Lisa Unger Park Row

The Delhi News-Record - - BOOKS - Jeff Ay­ers,

A woman’s life spi­rals out of con­trol as she bat­tles with the loss of her hus­band in Lisa Unger’s lat­est psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, Un­der My Skin.

Poppy’s hus­band, Jack, was mur­dered a year ago while he was jog­ging through a city park in New York. When she re­ceived the news, the pain was so in­tense, she blacked out and ended up hav­ing no mem­ory of sev­eral days. In fact, her next mem­ory has her dis­ori­ented and wear­ing clothes she doesn’t rec­og­nize.

She’s tried to move on, and has even tried dat­ing again, but no one comes close to Jack. It also doesn’t help that the mur­der was never solved.

Can Poppy climb out of her grief to find the truth? If she can, she will quickly dis­cover that some­times the facts are worse than man­u­fac­tured re­al­ity.

Unger knows how to craft a tale that not only in­cor­po­rates char­ac­ters that feel real, but also weaves a baf­fling puz­zle that keeps read­ers guess­ing.

For a story that is steeped in grief and dark­ness, Unger’s steady hand keeps hope shin­ing through­out, so it’s not dif­fi­cult to en­joy this cap­ti­vat­ing thriller.

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