Lisa Unger

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Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. With books published in twenty-six languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her new release is CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45.

Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been named on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Hammett Prize, Macavity, Thriller Award, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and T
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Lisa Unger I chase her over the crackling frozen lake and into the black winter forest, heart revving with effort, frigid air biting my skin. When I reach her, m…moreI chase her over the crackling frozen lake and into the black winter forest, heart revving with effort, frigid air biting my skin. When I reach her, my hand closing over her pale dead wrist, the wind blowing her hair around her like dull fire, she slowly turns and the face I see is my own.(less)
Lisa Unger Romance? Definitely not! (Not that there's anything wrong with romance.) It is my sincere hope that it as as "can't-put-it-down" for you as the others…moreRomance? Definitely not! (Not that there's anything wrong with romance.) It is my sincere hope that it as as "can't-put-it-down" for you as the others. It is my personal goal to get better with each book I write. So I do hope that's the case. Of course, only my readers can judge that. So, I'll keep my fingers crossed that CRAZY LOVE YOU keeps you up all night, turning the pages.

In the meantime, I'm so glad you are enjoying the books. And thanks for your support of IN THE BLOOD. It means so much to me.

Cheers,
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So here is a behind-the-scenes publishing thing. When a book is still an uncorrected proof (or galley or ARC as they are sometimes called), its editor or author sends it out to key people to read. I get a lot of these. And I take it very seriously — I always seek to help my author pals, or authors just coming up. I’ve been so blessed; it’s the least I can do. I can’t read everything. There simply

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“When you start to really know someone, all his physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his energy, recognize the scent of his skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That's why you can't fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that's why, when you really connect with a person's inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.”
Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies

“I think most people are just trying to be happy, and that most of their actions, however misguided, are in line with that goal. Most people just want to feel they belong somewhere, want to be loved, and want to feel they're important to someone. If you really examine all the wrongheaded and messed-up things they do, they can most often be traced back to that basic desire. The abusers, the addicted, the cruel and unpleasant, the manipulators --these are just people who started this quest for happiness in the basement of their lives. Someone communicated to them through word or deed that they were undeserving, so they think they have to claw their way there over the backs of others, leaving scars and creating damage. Of course, they only create more misery for themselves and others.”
Lisa Unger, Sliver of Truth

“I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn't impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration.”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 14: by Rob

Rob great website, unable to sign guestbook, link ?


message 13: by Dani

Dani Bull ahhh Lisa i have only read Beautiful lies so far. but OMG! i could not put it down it was fantastic great job!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 11: by Alethea

Alethea Rivera hey lisa. i love your books. well the only ones i've read so far. i got the all your books in the public libary but sadly it was only three books. beautiful lies, silver of truth, and black out. they were great. i'm looking forward to getting your other novels, in a book store. =).


message 10: by Lisa

Lisa Wonderful blurb for FRAGILE from the bestselling and award winning (and extremely cool) author Laura Lippman! See http://lnk.ms/7YVzp


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Chase Von Hi Lisa and thanks so much for the connect:)

And do check your mail here:)

Many blessings to you

Chase Von:)


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Lisa for the add. You have such talent! If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. I’m co-authoring a novel with Patty Wiseman, another friend on Goodreads. We’ve known each other for over 30 years. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too! There’s also a link to our book you can click on…clairkelley@synthasite.com. This site is brand new and in the editing stage as is our story. Please visit it as well. We’re both very green, but we’ve met so many people on this site willing to reach out and offer advice or a guiding hand.
Blessings,
Jeannie



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Beth Hi Lisa,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author!


Daniel
Lisa, I've added Black Out and your other books to my to-read list.


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Courtney Lisa,

Don't want to finish "Black Out" because it's so brilliant. The parent/child relationships are so insightful and scarily accurate. Genius!

Peace, courtney


Courtney Lisa,

Now that we're friends on myspace, facebook and goodreads I don't think I'll ever miss a bit of what you write!

I got "Black Out" in the post the day it came out thanks to amazon's pre-order and I've moved you to the top of my ever-expanding 'to read' pile. I bumped "The Reapers" by John Connolly and "Snuff" by Chuck P., but I'm only half finished with the the latest Elizabeth George "Careless in Red" AND I finally got my own writing groove back! I can't wait to read your book, but I have to take some time to get there so they all get the attention they deserve.

I hope you've hit the ground running and "Black Out" has been flying off shelves of every book store!

Peace,
courtney


message 2: by Terri

Terri Happy Early Birthday Lisa, Hope you have a blessing weekend.


message 1: by J.R.

J.R. Hi Lisa,
Glad to be your friend here as well as on myspace.


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