Monday, October 22, 2018

Review: Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

Under My Skin
by Lisa Unger

Publisher: Park Row
Pages: 304
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  What if the nightmares are actually memories?

It's been a year since Poppy's husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn't recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?

The case was never solved, and Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her. Poppy starts having nightmares and blackouts--there are periods of time she can't remember, and she's unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she's imagining. When she begins to sense that someone is following her, Poppy is plunged into a game of cat and mouse, determined to unravel the mystery around her husband's death. But can she handle the truth about what really happened?

Kritters Thoughts:  Poppy's husband was brutally murdered on a morning run and although it has been awhile since his murder, Poppy is still deep in grief and wonderment and trying to solve it.  Jumping from past to present, this is a book that centers around a woman who may not be the most reliable, but has quite a story to tell!

Let me start by saying if you do not like reading a book with an unreliable narrator then I would stop here.  I like it when I am not sure if I can trust everything the narrator is saying and I don't mind questioning everything they are saying, but I know a reader or two where an unreliable narrator would drive them batty!  

Along with the unreliable narrator, this book hops around a bit through her memories and right back to the current day.  If you are along for the ride with her and you can just go with the flow then you will like this one.  I wouldn't define this as a light read, but I like when I can suspend all my thoughts and just ride the ride with the character.  

When it came to the solution, I didn't love when it happened in the book.  Without spoiling too much, the resolution came too late in the book for me, I would have preferred it happened a bit sooner and we could have a little more story after.  That would be my biggest critique with this one.  

Although I own a few Lisa Unger books, this my first reading of hers.  I am excited to read more of her backlist.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

1 comment :

  1. I've read several Lisa Unger books. Some are excellent; some (those dealing in the supernatural)are stinkers. A really good one is IN THE BLOOD. I've recommended that one to several people, and all have agreed.


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