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Lisa Unger

Forfatter af Smukke løgne

43+ Værker 10,237 Medlemmer 608 Anmeldelser 20 Favorited

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Lisa Unger was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1970, but grew up in the Netherlands, England and New Jersey. She received a degree from the New School for Social Research. Before becoming a full-time author, she had a career in publicity. Her works include Sliver of Truth, Die for You, and vis mere Fragile. Beautiful Lies was selected as an International Book of the Month and Black Out won the Silver Medal for popular fiction in the 2008 Florida Book Awards. She has also written books under her maiden name, Lisa Miscione. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Lisa Unger, Lisa Miscione

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Serier

Værker af Lisa Unger

Smukke løgne (2006) 1,584 eksemplarer
Fragile (2010) 824 eksemplarer
Black Out (2008) 721 eksemplarer
Sliver of Truth (2007) 716 eksemplarer
Confessions on the 7:45 (2020) 668 eksemplarer
In the Blood (2014) 600 eksemplarer
Ink and Bone (2016) 550 eksemplarer
Det største bedrag (2009) 522 eksemplarer
Darkness, My Old Friend (2011) 467 eksemplarer
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (2022) 441 eksemplarer
Heartbroken (2012) 409 eksemplarer
Last Girl Ghosted (2021) 366 eksemplarer
Crazy Love You (2015) 318 eksemplarer
The Stranger Inside (2019) 310 eksemplarer
The Red Hunter (2017) 305 eksemplarer
Under My Skin (2018) 298 eksemplarer
Angel Fire (2002) 181 eksemplarer
The New Couple in 5B (2024) 151 eksemplarer
Christmas Presents (2023) 114 eksemplarer
Smoke (2005) 91 eksemplarer
Twice (2004) 87 eksemplarer
The Darkness Gathers (2003) 85 eksemplarer
The Sleep Tight Motel (2018) 82 eksemplarer
Let Her Be (2020) 45 eksemplarer
The Whispers (2014) 38 eksemplarer
All My Darkest Impulses (2021) 36 eksemplarer
The Whispering Hollows (2016) 32 eksemplarer
Fog Descending (2021) 29 eksemplarer
The Three Sisters (2015) 28 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Redaktør — 27 eksemplarer
The Burning Girl (2014) 27 eksemplarer
Circling the Drain (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Love the Way You Lie (2021) 25 eksemplarer
Unknown Caller 12 eksemplarer
The Dark Door (Bibliomysteries) (2022) 5 eksemplarer
Charlene ne reviendra pas (2012) 1 eksemplar
Krásné lži (2007) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Bidragyder — 297 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
When a Stranger Comes to Town (2021) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Tampa Bay Noir (2020) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Unger, Lisa
Andre navne
Miscione, Lisa (birth)
Fødselsdato
1970-04-26
Køn
female
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Bopæl
Tampa, Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Netherlands
England
Uddannelse
New School for Social Research (BA)
Erhverv
author
novelist
Organisationer
Authors Guild
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel (2015)
Agent
Amy Berkower
Kort biografi
Lisa Unger is the author of fifteen novels and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine. She lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.

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Anmeldelser

Too many characters that I didn’t care about.
 
Markeret
csobolak | 25 andre anmeldelser | May 22, 2024 |
I think the endings of this type of book are difficult to write. The last chapters of this book filled my belly but weren’t anything I’d order again. I enjoyed the characters and did not predict the ending. The outcome for the watcher irritated me, it felt reductive although I suppose fair enough since he was just a red herring anyway.
 
Markeret
womanhollering | 25 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2024 |
Disappointing mystery thriller.

Chad and Rosie Lowan are over the moon when they inherit a luxury apartment in the historic NYC building known as the Windermere. Soon, however, the atmosphere takes an ominous tone and Rosie begins to fear that there are unhappy ghosts that linger in the apartments, the halls, and the basement. Horrible things have taken place in this building. Suddenly, people they know are dying and Rosie is afraid she might be next.

This was overly long and repetitive with a dual timeline and the one thing I cannot tolerate in my crime fiction -- the supernatural. I did not care for any of the characters and even though the author dangled a lot of red herrings, it was quite predicable and the outcome no surprise. Rosie was annoying and the others quite stereotypical in their roles as friends, husband, and relatives. I listened to the audiobook as I read along, and I found the narrator very irritating with her attempts at doing all the voices though she seemed to channel Rosie's angst and histrionics appropriately. In short, this requires dealing with the slow pace and all the melodrama while suspending disbelief at every turn of the page.

Although I am grateful for the advance copy of the e-book ARC, I can't recommend this unless you enjoy those aspects of this story that I do not.

2.5 stars
… (mere)
½
 
Markeret
CelticLibrarian | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2024 |
Advice columnist Wren Greenwood has three months of bliss with Adam Harper after meeting him through an online dating app before he disappears. Heartbroken and confused, Wren joins a private investigator to find out who he is and where he might be after she is told that Adam--or someone who looks like him--is linked to a series of cases involving missing women.

The story is told in first person by Wren which made me relate to her more quickly. The suspense built up slowly and kept me interested. Even though I liked Wren, at times she did some risky things that I didn’t get at all. A few things happened that were far-fetched but generally I enjoyed the story.… (mere)
½
 
Markeret
gaylebutz | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2024 |

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Statistikker

Værker
43
Also by
4
Medlemmer
10,237
Popularitet
#2,319
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
608
ISBN
472
Sprog
15
Udvalgt
20

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