Die for You
I read Unger's latest novel In the Blood, in January of this year, so when I found this one at the library, I grabbed it. Unger has several series that I may look into, but Die for You is one of her earlier stand-alones.
Isabelle Raine is an author and considers herself a close observer of human behavior, but she is stunned when her husband Marcus kisses her goodbye one morning and disappears--not only disappears, but leaves devastation in his wake. Is he a victim? Is he still alive? Or did the man Isabelle married ever exist?
I really liked the idea of this novel, but unfortunately, I didn't care much for the characters, the switches from past to present (I have nothing against switching from past to present and back again in general, but the technique didn't work for me in this novel), the switches in POV, or the plot that seemed a bit hollow at the core.
Overall, the book felt jumbled, lacked a truly sympathetic protagonist or secondary characters, and failed to overcome its complications.
Nevertheless, I really liked In the Blood, so I'm not giving up on this author. Has anyone else read Lisa Unger and have recommendations?
Mystery. 2009. 347 pages.