October just won’t quit with the books! I love it – it’s a good problem 🙂
Thanks to Harlequin Books and TLC Book Tours for the free advnaced copy in exchange for my honest review.
UNDER MY SKIN – Lisa Unger (out now!)
What if the nightmares are actually memories?
It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan’s Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn’t recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?
The case was never solved, and Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her. Poppy starts having nightmares and blackouts—there are periods of time she can’t remember, and she’s unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she’s imagining. When she begins to sense that someone is following her, Poppy is plunged into a game of cat and mouse, determined to unravel the mystery around her husband’s death. But can she handle the truth about what really happened?
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
I’ve only read one other book by Lisa Unger and I loved it! So I was very anxious to see what she had in store for us next. UNDER MY SKIN is another well-written and intricate suspense novel that pulls the readers into the mind of a woman dealing with the loss of her husband.
Poppy’s husband is murdered while he out jogging one day, and that puts Poppy in a downward spiral. There was a period of time that she completely lost and still hasn’t the slightest idea as to what happened. A year later, Poppy is beginning to get her life back together but that longing for normalcy is disrupted by her recurring nightmares and blackouts. Are these just nightmares? Are they actually memories returning to her from those days she can’t account for? Who is this mysterious person that keeps following her?
Unger does a great job setting the scene for us and building the paranoia and suspense. There were some parts that got a little confusing for me, but with an unreliable narrator dealing with a blurred reality, that can sometimes happen! You never truly know who to trust, what’s reality and what’s fiction, and the pacing is consistent to pull you through the chapters.
For Lisa Unger fans, I would definitely recommend this one. If you’re looking for an unreliable narrator and some amped up paranoia, then this is one to have on your fall TBR.
About the Author:
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels, including the new psychological thriller UNDER MY SKIN (coming Oct 2!)
Her books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, Indie Booksellers, Goodreads, and Sun-Sentinel to name a few.
Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.
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