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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Review: In The Blood by Lisa Unger




SOMEONE KNOWS LANA’S SECRET—AND HE’S DYING TO TELL.

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. 

One thing that made this book difficult to put down was the intricate weaving of present and past in the chapters that follow the first. As the story begins, you meet a new mother who has to come to grips with the fact that something is wrong with her child. With this flashback, Unger weaves the past to the present, explaining how this past that the young mother and her child has something to do with the present. The alternation often goes by chapters; and one is the flashback while the other morphs to the present.

Unger seems to write very accessibly to the general public, allowing her writing to be read clearly and even at times deeply. You can feel the raw energy that the character is going through, and this, I believe, makes Unger worth the time to read.
IN THE BLOOD is a taut romantic thriller that proves how talented best-selling author Lisa Unger is. This is one of my favorite books by this talented author. The twists and turns in this book are great. You are not going to be de-railed by more then necessary love scenes and those that are in the story are indeed wonderful. The mystery of what really happened will keep you reading and turning the pages. Lana is a huge mystery and it is fun to read to read about. You won't be disappointed by this book. It's a perfect example of why you want to read a suspense romance book! The climax is not obvious, which is one reason that In The Blood is a strong, suspense-laden tale starring an intriguing cast of characters.