Book Review for UNDER MY SKIN by Lisa Unger
UNDER MY SKIN by Lisa Unger
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A positively addictive read pushing the boundaries of what is just a dream and what is a memory.
UNDER MY SKIN is the dark and twisty gift which keeps on giving. Having never disappointed me in the past, I had a suspicion this book would be good. However, the level of suspense and intensity within these pages surpassed my expectations.
What I love about this book so much is how the author plays with grief and manipulates Poppy's perceptions through the uncertainty of her memories. As each layer is peeled back, the reader gets a piece of what is really going on only to be thrown another twist. The beauty of this story is that we are never given too much at one time which heightens the anticipation of what could come next. I was constantly trying to figure out what was a real memory and what was a hallucination.
I can't even describe how all-consuming this book was for me while I was in the thick of it. Unger has completely outdone herself with this story. If you are looking for a psychological thriller to keep you guessing until the end, then this is your book.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
From New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense Lisa Unger comes an addictive psychological thriller about a woman on the hunt for her husband’s killer.
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?
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About the Author: Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Her new release UNDER MY SKIN (Oct. 2) is named one of the most anticipated and top thrillers of fall 2018 by BookBub, Bookish, Library Journal and CrimeReads! Her books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been voted “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.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (October 2, 2018)
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