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Lisa Unger

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Om författaren

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 visa mer 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) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Lisa Unger, Lisa Miscione

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Verk av Lisa Unger

Vackra lögner (2006) 1,573 exemplar
Fragile (2010) 812 exemplar
Black Out (2008) 716 exemplar
Sliver of Truth (2007) 707 exemplar
Confessions on the 7:45 (2020) 625 exemplar
In the Blood (2014) 592 exemplar
Ink and Bone (2016) 541 exemplar
Die for You (2009) 520 exemplar
Darkness, My Old Friend (2011) 463 exemplar
Heartbroken (2012) 405 exemplar
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six (2022) 393 exemplar
Last Girl Ghosted (2021) 342 exemplar
Crazy Love You (2015) 308 exemplar
The Stranger Inside (2019) 297 exemplar
The Red Hunter (2017) 296 exemplar
Under My Skin (2018) 287 exemplar
Angel Fire (2002) 178 exemplar
Christmas Presents (2023) 97 exemplar
Smoke (2005) 91 exemplar
Twice (2004) 87 exemplar
The Darkness Gathers (2003) 84 exemplar
The Sleep Tight Motel (2018) 80 exemplar
Let Her Be (2020) 42 exemplar
The New Couple in 5B: A Novel (2024) 37 exemplar
The Whispers (2014) 37 exemplar
All My Darkest Impulses (2021) 33 exemplar
The Whispering Hollows (2016) 31 exemplar
Fog Descending (2021) 27 exemplar
The Three Sisters (2015) 27 exemplar
The Burning Girl (2014) 26 exemplar
Circling the Drain (2021) 23 exemplar
Love the Way You Lie (2021) 23 exemplar
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2023 (2023) — Redaktör — 15 exemplar
Unknown Caller 11 exemplar
Charlene ne reviendra pas (2012) 1 exemplar
Krásné lži (2007) 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Inherit the Dead (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 290 exemplar
When a Stranger Comes to Town (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
The Best American Mystery and Suspense 2021 (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 51 exemplar
Tampa Bay Noir (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 35 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Unger, Lisa
Andra namn
Miscione, Lisa
Födelsedag
1970-04-26
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Bostadsorter
Florida, USA
New York, New York, USA
New Jersey, USA
Netherlands
England
Utbildning
New School for Social Research
Yrken
author
Organisationer
Authors Guild
International Thriller Writers
Mystery Writers of America
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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Recensioner

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger is a mystery merged with a supernatural horror novel set in NYC in a historic Manhattan apartment building in Murray Hill on Park Avenue. It is highly recommended.

Rosie and Chad Lowan are living in NYC and struggling. Rosie is a true crime writer and Chad is an actor. Right now she needs a new book proposal accepted and he needs a good role. During this same time the two have spent the last year caring for his dying uncle Ivan. Much to their surprise, Ivan has left his multi-million-dollar apartment in the historic Windermere to them rather than his estranged daughter, Dana. She is furious that she was not only cut out of Ivan's will but that he gave the apartment to Rosie and Chad.

Rosie focuses the subject of her next book the Windermere. The building had been the scene of many gruesome accidents, murders, and incidents over the years. Even living there, Rosie can feel the dark history and is sure she saw a ghost. It is certainly a weird atmosphere present. Cameras are watching everywhere, the old elevator requires an operator, and Abi, the longtime doorman seemingly always there. When two different murders occur, Rosie begins to wonder if a building can be cursed as she also questions the integrity of those around her.

Interspersed between the chapters following Rosie during the present day happenings are chapters set in the 60' told from the point-of-view of Willa, a married woman who lived in the same apartment before Ivan. Both the story from the past and the present day intrigue are suspenseful and increase the tension surrounding the story and the Windermere. While reading you will become increasingly concerned and anxious about Rosie's safety - and Willa's in the past. Rosie is a great character, however I wanted her to get a clue earlier.

Unger is a go-to writer for me who always excels at well-written, un-put-downable thrillers. The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger met all those features, adding a supernatural element to the mystery. I can't say I was a huge fan of the paranormal plot elements, but I was glued to the pages regardless of my hesitancy. There is enough going on that is sinister and creepy that the tension would build anyway. There are some great twists along the way too.

Not my top-rated Lisa Unger novel, but she set the bar pretty high with all her previous five star books. If you like a mix of the supernatural with a mystery, this would be an excellent choice for you. Thanks to Park Row Books for providing me with an advance reader's copy via Edelweiss. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
http://www.shetreadssoftly.com/2024/02/the-new-couple-in-5b.html
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Statistik

Verk
43
Även av
4
Medlemmar
9,849
Popularitet
#2,422
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
595
ISBN
471
Språk
15
Favoritmärkt
19

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