Saturday, July 21, 2012

Review: Heartbroken by Lisa Unger

  • File Size: 1956 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307465209
  • Publisher: Crown (June 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006UJW7FG

Book Description

A shattering new thriller about three women, strangers, on a heart-wrenching collision course none of them could have seen coming.
Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. On the other side of town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. She’s in a dead-end job and is involved with the wrong man; she can feel herself being drawn into darkness, with horrific consequences. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run.  Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn't be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map: Heart Island, an idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.

is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle.  Wonderfully suspenseful, exquisitely crafted, and written with raw, emotional power, this is Lisa Unger at her very best.

About The Author

 Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author.  Her novels have sold over one million copies in the United States and have been translated into twenty-six different languages.

My Review

 I really enjoyed this latest novel by Lisa Unger.  It was different from what I've come to expect from an Unger thriller novel but it was a very good story.  Unger has a fabulous writing style that really captivates me and I find it hard to put Heartbroken down!

Generational family story of a wealthy family who summer on their on island in a lake in the Adirondacks.  The drama mostly plays out on the island between the women of the family.  This dysfunctional family has a lot of ghosts in its past.  And in this story invaders with a nasty agenda traverse into their lives with terrible consequences.  

Great captivating read that I highly recommend.


1 comment:

  1. I tried Lisa Unger a little over a year and looked forward to reading more of her books, I need to do that.

    I like dysfunctional stories so the fact this is a thriller too is a plus.