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Astute Engrossing thriller” – starred Kirkus

The Stranger Inside
Lisa Unger
Park Row,publication September 2019

« A darkly thrilling tale of survival and obsession. Lisa Unger never disappoints. » —Riley Sager, bestselling author of Lock Every Door
“It’s not often that I’m stunned by the ending to a novel. But The Stranger Inside is rich with surprise from the very first page. It’s a smart, taut thriller.” —Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Midwives
Rain Winter, a former investigative journalist and news producer is trying to live the perfect suburban life. She very much wants to be an involved stay-at-home mom for her daughter Lily and most of the time she loves it. But she is also still drawn to the career she left behind, she misses her work friends and doesn’t always find it easy to relate to other mothers on the playground or even to her busy working husband. Even though this is a thriller, Rain’s story, her struggle to reconcile her two selves adds an extra layer to the already great story and will resonate on another level with every female reader of the book.
When she was twelve, Rain narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood. And now, another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead and Rain is instantly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind.
In The Stranger Inside Lisa Unger has created a very compelling and original killer and has stretched the boundaries and skillfully blurred the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and most importantly who should be administering it.
Lisa Unger is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of fourteen novels. Her last l Under My Skin and her short story The Sleep Tight Motel were nominated for Edgar Award.

Lori Rader-Day, Lisa Unger, Michelle McNamara et Alice Bolin en lice pour les Edgar Adwards 2019

Comme chaque année, les Mystery Writers of Americas ont dévoilé leurs nominations pour les prix Edgar. 4 titres parmi nos représentations ont été sélectionnés :

Dans la catégorie « Best Paperback Original », nous retrouvons UNDER A DARK SKY de Lori Rader-Day, publié par William Morrow, ainsi que UNDER MY SKIN de Lisa Hunger (Park Row Books).

I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK de Michelle McNamara, qui a été publié en France par Kéro sous le titre « Et Je Disparaîtrai Dans La Nuit », a été sélectionné dans la catégorie « Best Fact Crime ».

Et enfin, Alice Bolin sera en lice dans la catégorie « Best Critical/Biographical » avec DEAD GIRLS, publié en mars 2018 par William Morrow et considéré par le New York Times comme l’un des meilleurs titres de l’année 2018.

UNDER MY SKIN de Lisa Unger

Engrossing, fast paced and compelling

by Lisa Unger
Park Row (Mira), October 2018

Poppy Lang and her husband Jack were happily married, they owned a thriving business, had a cool apartment, good friends and a fun life.  All that shattered after Jack was brutally beaten to death during his early morning run in the park. Jack was a great guy, well liked, talented and charming, with no enemies and no secrets.  His murder makes no sense and the case was never solved. Poppy’s devastation with his death is complete.  The only way she can function is when she is sedated and oblivious in her grief, but even with heavy medication she suffers a nervous breakdown that leaves her with a four-day memory gap. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?
A year after Jack’s murder, Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her and she starts having nightmares and blackouts – things she remembers but doesn’t understand, wholes in her memory she can’t fill, nightmares that seem like memories… Poppy is unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she’s imagining and when she begins to sense that someone is following her, Poppy is plunged into a game of cat and mouse in which the leads to Jack’s murder begin to surface.

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 16 critically acclaimed novels. Her books have been translated into 26 languages.