What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this “heart-stopping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) with “plenty of action” (Kirkus Reviews) by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.

“The Red Hunter succeeds as a suspense novel on every level. It has a meticulously-woven plot, multi-layered characters, and the irony most desired by storytellers: Where the reader can’t wait to see how it ends, but then is remorseful when it does.” —Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A shattering 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.

Heartbroken 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.

Praise for Heartbroken

“Stellar. . . . Heartbroken should be on everyone’s summer to-read list.  For best results, read it alone on an island on a dark and stormy night.”—USA Today (4 stars)

“Heartbroken has all the makings of a high-wire thriller.  But it’s the twisted psyches of its main characters that really unsettle. . . . Unger expertly shows how quiet betrayals can rupture a life as deeply as an act of violence.”—People (3 ½ stars)

“A can’t-put-down thriller interlaced with insightful family drama and echoes of Wuthering Heights.”—Family Circle

“Lisa Unger is one of the few women to first break into the genre of thrillers, then to dominate it.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Lisa Unger masterfully writes of the joys and frustrations of family life in her latest novel. . . . What makes [it] shine is the struggle of multidimensional characters with issues that all of us face but sometimes don’t want to acknowledge.”—Associated Press
A thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger about the hunt for a missing girl and one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds. 

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case—and also dangerous. 

Eerie parallels soon emerge between Charlene’s disappearance and the abduction of another local girl that shook the community years ago when Maggie was a teenager. The investigation has her husband, Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely. Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father.  

As she tries to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in all of the important ways, Maggie realizes this might be exactly what Jones fears most. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene’s disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret—one that could destroy everything she holds dear.
For the first time New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger delivers her three spellbinding short stories featuring reluctant psychic Eloise Montgomery together as one novella: The Whispers, The Burning Girl, and The Three Sisters, along with a new introduction to The Hollows and an excerpt from her upcoming thriller, Ink and Bone—Unger’s chilling story that highlights why The Washington Post hailed her writing as “brisk, crafty, and fascinating.”

Part One: The Whispers

On an ordinary day in The Hollows, a terrible accident claims the lives of Eloise Montgomery’s husband and oldest daughter and leaves Eloise in a coma. While recovering, she experiences her first psychic vision. Struggling to understand her frightening new abilities, Eloise is torn between helping her grief-stricken younger daughter move on and the work she feels compelled to do now—heed the tortured whispers of lost women and girls calling for her.

Part Two: The Burning Girl

Ten years on, Eloise is a renowned working psychic who has resigned herself to her role in The Hollows and to “The Work.” She’s discovering some disturbing things—secrets about her genealogy and the dark history of The Hollows, and that her granddaughter, nine-year-old Finley, has her own powerful gifts. Most disturbing of all, Eloise realizes that not all of the whispering voices are calling for help. Some of them are looking for trouble.

Part Three: The Three Sisters

When Finley, now nineteen, comes to live with Eloise, Eloise’s abilities transform. Her load is somehow lighter, and rather than chasing down people she needs, they are coming to her. She teams up with a detective to help a desperate father bring his daughter’s killer to justice. Meanwhile, Finley has bigger problems than she’s willing to admit. Can Eloise help her see the difference between justice and revenge—and the dark truth that nothing stays buried in The Hollows?
Four thrilling novels by bestselling novelist Lisa Unger are now available as one complete series. Read all four novels in order for the first time digitally and delve into Unger’s world—full of nightmarish journeys, bone-chilling discoveries, and breathtaking consequences, in a complete package, never before available.
 
Includes an excerpt from Lisa Unger’s Fragile
 
Beautiful Lies
If Ridley Jones had just slept ten minutes later, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. Instead, she’s in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door—a package which informs her that her entire world is a sham.  Suddenly forced to question everything she knows about herself and her family, Ridley wanders into dark territory she never knew existed.
"Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended."
—Lee Child
 
Sliver of Truth
Just as she’s beginning to move on with her life, another seemingly mundane act—picking up a few envelopes of prints at a photo lab—puts Ridley Jones at the nexus of a global network of crime. At once hunting down a ghost and finding her own life in danger, Ridley wonders if she ever had the power to shape her own destiny . . . and whether love has any reality beyond her imagination.
 
“Compulsive reading.”
—New York Daily News 
 
Black Out
On the surface, Annie Powers’s life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her. Disturbing events—the appearance of a familiar dark figure on the beach, the mysterious murder of her psychologist—trigger strange and confusing memories for Annie, who realizes she has to quickly piece them together before her past comes to claim her future . . . and her daughter.
 
“Riveting psychological suspense of the first order. If you haven’t yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?”—Harlan Coben 
 
Die For You
Isabel Raine thought she had everything—a successful career, a supportive family, and a happy marriage to the man she loved. Then one ordinary morning, her husband picks up his briefcase, kisses her good-bye, and simply vanishes. Now the only thing Isabel knows for sure is that her husband of five years is gone. Where is he and who is he are questions no one seems able to answer. But Isabel will not rest until she discovers the truth about the man she loves, even if it means risking everything—including her own life. 
 
"Lisa Unger writes with sharp psychological insight and bone-deep understanding of her characters. This novel is almost unbearably thrilling."
—Luanne Rice
 
 
Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Sport - Sportpädagogik, Didaktik, Note: keine, Technische Universität Dortmund (Sportpädagogik), Veranstaltung: Einführung in die Sportpädagogik und -didaktik, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der heutigen Zeit haben Jugendliche meiner Ansicht nach mit vielen Aufgaben und Problemen zu kämpfen, unter anderem mit sich selbst – also ihrem Selbstkonzept. Sie stecken in einer Phase voller Erwartungen, Anforderungen und Widersprüchen und sind auf der Suche nach einer eigenen Identität. Mit Sicherheit ist dies keine leicht zu bewältigende Aufgabe, da sie sich in einem Prozess befinden, in dem sie auf der einen Seite individuell sein möchten, sich auf der anderen Seite aber auch in die Gesellschaft integrieren sollen (Dorlöchter, Maciewski & Stiller, 1997, 259ff.). Bei der Bewältigung dieser so genannten Entwicklungsaufgaben spielen die Selbstwahrnehmung, die Zufriedenheit mit dem eigenen Aussehen sowie die Anerkennung durch das soziale Umfeld meiner Meinung nach eine große Rolle. Ich habe mich in dieser Hausarbeit für das Thema „Identitätsentwicklung im Jugendalter – Welche Rolle spielt der Sport bei der Ausbildung des Selbstkonzepts?“ entschieden, weil ich herausfinden möchte, wie weit reichend der Einfluss des Sports eigentlich ist. Das heißt, verhilft sportliche Aktivität beispielsweise zu einem stärkeren Selbstwertgefühl und wie ist dies zu erklären? Im Folgenden werde ich näher auf dieses Thema eingehen, indem ich – nach der Klärung einiger theoretischer Grundlagen - zunächst die Phase der Adoleszenz mit ihren jugendtypischen Merkmalen analysiere. Anschließend soll der Einfluss des Sports – sei es nun im Verein, als Freizeit- oder Leistungssport – auf das jugendliche Selbstkonzept herausgestellt werden. Das heißt, inwiefern leistet sportliches Engagement einen Beitrag zur subjektiven Wahrnehmung Jugendlicher in Bezug auf ihr Aussehen, ihre Leistungen, auf ihre gesamte Person? Wichtig dabei ist mir auch der Aspekt des jugendlichen Körpers, wobei der Einfluss der Medien hinsichtlich der zahlreichen, kaum zu erreichenden Schönheitsideale sicherlich eine nicht zu unterschätzende Rolle spielt. Es soll also herausgestellt werden, ob es einen Zusammenhang zwischen sportlicher Aktivität und der Ausbildung des jugendlichen Selbstkonzepts gibt und wenn ja, wie sich dieser auf die Identitätsentwicklung auswirkt.

A thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger about the hunt for a missing girl and one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds. 

Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case—and also dangerous. 

Eerie parallels soon emerge between Charlene’s disappearance and the abduction of another local girl that shook the community years ago when Maggie was a teenager. The investigation has her husband, Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely. Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father.  

As she tries to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in all of the important ways, Maggie realizes this might be exactly what Jones fears most. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene’s disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret—one that could destroy everything she holds dear.

What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this “heart-stopping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) with “plenty of action” (Kirkus Reviews) by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.

“The Red Hunter succeeds as a suspense novel on every level. It has a meticulously-woven plot, multi-layered characters, and the irony most desired by storytellers: Where the reader can’t wait to see how it ends, but then is remorseful when it does.” —Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
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