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Die for You

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,621 Ratings  ·  452 Reviews
Isabel Raine thought she had everything–a successful career, a supportive family, and a happy marriage to the man she loved. Then one ordinary morning, her husband, Marcus, picks up his briefcase, kisses her good-bye, and simply vanishes.

That day, all her calls to him go straight to voice mail; the messages she leaves at his office go unreturned, too. Panicking after final
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Published June 2nd 2009 by Broadway Books (first published June 6th 2008)
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Feb 09, 2016 Vaso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Πόσο γνωρίζεις τελικά τον άνθρωπο που είσαι μαζι του; Ένα εκπληκτικό βιβλίο, που διαβάζεται απνευστί... Συγχαρητήρια στις εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός που επιλέγουν να εκδώσουν τέτοια βιβλία....
Mandy Blair Crider
This book started out so slow for me that I thought I wouldn't be able to finish it. I felt so horrible for Isabel and wanted her to have closure and redemption. Unger has a way of pulling the reader into the pages and within her words gets the characters into your heart and mind. I was happy that Isabel had her "why" answered to a degree. Would recommend this to a friend! Unger never disappoints her readers! Will be picking up more of her books!

P.S. I hated the husband. Big time.
Elizabeth Scott
May 18, 2010 Elizabeth Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I admit, I went into this one with some trepidation--I'm not a huge fan of books about authors (unless the author in question is in academia--go figure!)--but I really enjoyed this.

Isabel Raine has breakfast with her husband, Marcus, and then he never comes home. When she tries to find out what happened to him, she finds out that Marcus never existed. That, and he's taken everything--all of the money she's made, and the company he was so proud of turns out to have been nothing but a way to con
Mar 31, 2012 Gina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Isabel is a famous writer married to a successful video game developer, Marcus Raine. Their lives seem perfect until one day Marcus doesn't come home. This begins a mixing bowl of betrayal, affairs, suicides, the Albanian mob, stolen identity, stolen money, and a whole lot of other WTF. I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The plot intrigued me and continued to do so from start to finish. Unfortunately, the constant change in voice and jump between present day and flashbacks left me ...more
Lauren Fidler
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Jan 11, 2010 Jenn rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Contains spoilers!!!!

Okay, to start with, normally when you read a book you like the main character or at least understand him/her. I very much disliked Isabelle. Her every decision was stupid, naive and completely selfish. She puts her family in jeopardy just because she wants to know why? I could understand, disagree with but understand her putting herself in jeopardy, but to risk her family?? Even after her stepfather is almost killed, it doesn't stop her. Her own husband, her love, points a
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Three-point-five stars

What if you discovered that you knew nothing about the person you were married to? Creepy stuff. It would seem far-fetched, except that I've read several of Ann Rule's true crime stories about women who married dangerous men. These men fabricated life stories for themselves and the women fell for it, to their detriment. The main character in this book, Isabel Raines, is like those women. She's relatively happily married, wealthy, and has a successful career as a novelist. B
Keri Neal
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Linda C
Jan 18, 2016 Linda C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
I am probably being overly generous with the stars (probably 3.5 would be a fairer rating) as I usually reserve four stars for books with either exceptional writing or books that appealed to me on a deep level, but this book is a strong example of suspense/crime drama. Ergo, it earned four stars.

Although you knew from the beginning that Isabel's husband was not who he said he was, this was a tight, entertaining book to read. Of course, I wanted Marcus to redeem himself and come back for Isabel,
Lisa Kay
Needed this book to fulfill an A-Z Author challenge and I'm glad I stumbled across it. Interesting thriller. Lots of adultery (which is not my thing). Great narration by Ann Marie Lee; I’ll definitely listen to another of her books and read or listen to another of Lisa Unger's books. ...more
Sep 23, 2015 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα δυνατό ψυχολογικό αστυνομικό βιβλίο με δυνατούς χαρακτήρες,στιγμές αγωνίας, δράσης και μυστηρίου που σε κάνει να αναρωτιέσαι αν πραγματικά ξέρεις τον άνθρωπο που έχεις δίπλα σου...
Mar 09, 2011 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
To be honest this book has left me totally confused. I finished ‘Die for You’ a few days ago, but thought I should wait to see if I could gain some perspective about this story before attempting this review. But here I am a few days later, and I’m still not sure about this one.

I’m not a new reader to Lisa Unger, having read ‘Black Out’ last year and really enjoying it. But ‘Die for You’ was a complete struggle to get through after the first few chapters. At first I sympathized with Isabel’s cha
Jun 26, 2011 Erica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: actual-book
There are a bunch of things about this book. the storyline is great if not intriguing, however the writing style in the first 1/2-3/4 of the book is such that it moves slow. As a result it took me a while to really get into the book. The first portion of the book contains a lot of unclear shifts between current story/flashbacks/different characters/introspective thoughts. There wasn't much dialogue or action and it made the book hard to follow. I spent much of this time confused as to what was h ...more
Mar 25, 2015 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first novel by this author and I will read another book of hers. I liked how she added a level of psychology to what was happening. and to help explain some of the choices of the characters. One thing that I had trouble with is the strength of her characters. I felt she laid out the multi layers of each person, yet, then I would read of them performing some task, or reacting in a certain way, and I would think, "that's not much in line with the characteristics of the person." It seeme ...more
Ενα αρκετα καλο βιβλιο,σιγουρα οχι τοσο καλο οσο περιμενα..
Θα ελεγα πως απεχει απο ενα αστυνομικο θριλερ και δεν θα το χαρακτηριζα ετσι..
Μια ενδιαφερουσα ιστορια,με αγωνια και δραση αλλα τιποτα παραπανω...
Matt Schiariti
Nov 19, 2012 Matt Schiariti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
what a fantastic read! From the early pages till the very last, this book grabs you and just doesn't let go.

Izzy Raine has a seemingly perfect life. Great husband, great immediate family, successful job as a novelist, wonderful apartment, excellent love life. Everything seems to be perfect. At first and on the surface. Then one day, her husband doesn't return from work. What she gets involved in next will change not only her life, but the lives of those closest to her as well.

What I really enjoy
Maggie Boyd
Dec 23, 2013 Maggie Boyd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Isabella Raine has her life crash around her in a 24 hr. period. Her husband is missing, dead or willingly abandoning her is unclear. Unwilling to let things be handled by the police and lawyers - that's not who I am - she sets out on a dangerous quest to find out what exactly is going on with Marcus.

The book is edge of your seat thrills but when the roller coaster ride is over we are left with lots of questions. Why was the villain doing what he was doing? Shouldn't his initial kill have yielde
Just a so-so thriller. I found the constant switching between the main character's first person POV and the other characters' third person POVs interrupted the flow. So did the timeline - it jumps around quite a bit. The writing also tends to veer off into moments of, well, philosophical reflection on might call it? Although that might be a bit too strong a term - the characters ruminate on the meaning of the situation or experience they're currently engaged in, which don't add much to the story ...more
Apr 17, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Isabel's husband Marcus disappears she is thrown into a whole new world of intrigue that includes overseas drama.
May 01, 2016 Rosalind rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good read but lack luster ending
Isabel and Marcus Raines are the perfect couple. She is a well known novelist and he is a brilliant inventor of high-tech games. They 19ve been married for five years and still enjoy a loving romance. But one morning, Marcus says he loves her, leaves for work, and disappears into thin air. Isabel keeps trying to reach him but he doesn't return. When his call finally comes, she hears only a man's terrified scream. Isabel races to Marcus's office, trying to find some answers. Instead she finds her ...more
Yolie Gachelin
So the movie Gone Girl was coming out. And based on the previews it seemed to be a very good movie to see. So when I found out this movie was a book, I just so wanted to read the book before watching the movie. So I went to the library to see about checking out the book. While, you guessed it, the book was checked out and on hold. So I had to put my name on the waiting list. So while waiting for the book, I asked the librarian to help me find another book that would be similar to Gone Girl. And ...more
Jun 29, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
"Die For You", is the third book I've read from author Lisa Unger. I must admit I seem to like her story telling more and more with each book of her's I read. Complex, fast paced, and with some well developed characters make her books stand out above a lot of mystery/ thriller authors I've read. I jumped into, "Die For You", wanting to read the first couple pages to see how it would start up. Before I knew it I was over 100 pages into book, and didn't want to stop. Incredibly a very fast paced 4 ...more
Aug 04, 2014 Audrey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The basic premise of this book is that a famous writer's husband disappears and turns out to be a con artist and fake. He rips off her and her family.

The police get involved after the man's high tech business and home are ransacked and his associates are murdered. I began to lose interest when the wife (writer) refuses to cooperate with police, withholds information and then tries to track down her missing husband herself. It's almost as if Unger had written this role for herself, as if she was
An interesting concept, although it does require a total suspension of disbelief. I found myself forgetting who some of the people were, but overall enjoyed the book. Could have used another copy checker though, one who wouldn't be thrown off by homonyms (bare/bear, for instance)
Barbara M
This book starts with a bang - literally. A woman is running through the streets of Prague, running for her life. From that chapter, Unger gives the back-story on how the main character got to Prague. Successful novelist, Isabel Raines, has a good marriage that is not without it's trouble but she loves and he seems to love her too. Then he disappears and she finds out that much of the past five years has been a lie. She is determined to find out the truth. In the book, there is a lot of back-sto ...more
Samuel R. Colletto, Jr.
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Lynn Zelvin
I gave it three stars because it had enough suspense that I wanted to keep reading it to the end. And there was some well-written ddescriptions of New York City, where I live and Prague, a place I can barely imagine, and the contrast between the two, and I like books where the settings play a prominent role. But I thought the protagonist, Isabel, was not a credible character. Yes, it's not impossible for a strong and decisive woman to turn over everything to a man it turns out she really doesn't ...more
I listened to this on Audio with narration done by Ann Marie Lee. She was not the best nor the worse I've heard. Just kind of meh...

I listened to this for a U author in a A to Z Author challenge. This is not a genre that I usually read, that being said I might not be the best judge of this book. Which is why I just went middle of the road and gave it 3 stars.

This book was too long and went on about things I don't think were necessary to the plot, unless this was suppose to be a story about fami
Bridgette Adams
Jul 31, 2013 Bridgette Adams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is what we do, not what we say. That not everyone has the strength or the ability to love another, or even himself. And that some of us have a secret heart that cannot be shared.
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Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of fourteen novels, including her latest thriller INK AND BONE.

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,, Independent Booksellers, Milwaukee
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