Under My Skin Book Review

Under My Skin Book Review

Title: Under My Skin
Author: Lisa Unger
Published: October 2, 2018, Park Row
No. of Pages: 368
Cover Price: $26.99 Hardcover, $16.99 Paperback, $8.99 Kindle

Everything’s great in Poppy and Jack’s marriage until Jack is murdered during his morning run, in the new thriller, Under My Skin by Lisa Unger. The murder remains unsolved, and Poppy seems to fall apart. Things don’t seem to add up, as Poppy searches for Jack’s killer. It may be that Poppy has gone mad, or the trauma of losing the love of her life has caused a breakdown that she is unaware of. Poppy’s life has become one where things are not as they appear, and the things that happen are a bit surreal.

Unger is an excellent writer, and has a knack for building suspense and keeping readers on the edge. She has developed her characters so that they are unpredictable, yet believable, which keeps readers reading and reluctant to put the book down. As the suspense builds, things happen in the book that aren’t expected, and the twists and turns make it impossible to guess what will happen in the end.

Some of the scenarios are not quite believable, but since this is fiction, Unger has license, and it seems to work well and keep readers interest to the very end. The end, of course is unexpected, and makes it worthwhile to keep reading.

Readers who like very suspenseful thrillers with a bit of the surreal and a good mystery will definitely want to pick up this excellent novel. It will keep them reading and unable to stop until the very end, and most will consider it one of the best books they’ve read this year.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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