Friday, March 7, 2014

Audio Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger

Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can’t quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?

When Lana’s closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways—to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesn’t jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana’s lies. And he’s dying to tell (Goodreads)

What a creepy, freaking book! Seriously. I had chills while listening to this. Lisa Unger definitely at her finest. I was floored by her first book, Beautiful Lies many years back and this one did it to me the same.

You don't truly know anyone in this book. So much deception, false personalities, mental health issues, loss. Whew. It's a race to see how messed up everyone can get.

But I was hooked. For how dark it was, I wanted to see it through to the end. I knew Lana had many secrets and I kind of guessed the big one towards the end. But the little boy? Well, he had me guessing. Couldn't quite figure him out. 

Overall, Unger tells a pretty complicated, layered familial dramatic thriller. For fans of psychological suspense this would be a good one. I listened to it and the two narrators really brought the craziness to life. Lana's narrator was cold yet inviting. You never truly rooted for her but you didn't want her to be the victim.

Highly recommend for thriller fans. 

Happy reading and listening, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Marce said...

I have enjoyed Lisa Unger I have read, she is a great author. I wanted this one on Netgalley but couldn't :-(