Lisa Unger moves to S&S with a dark, unnerving thriller to win her fans across the world. Lana Granger is a liar. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is, that the truth seems like a nightmare she can't quite remember. Lisa Unger moves to S&S with a dark, unnerving thriller to win her fans across the world. Lana Granger is a liar. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is, that the truth seems like a nightmare she can't quite remember. But she knows one thing for certain: she needs a job. About to graduate from a small college in upstate New York, her trust fund is going to run out. Her mother's dying wish: that Lana do something meaningful, that she uses her life to help people. Lana takes a job babysitting for a deeply troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, and running circles around his beleaguered mother, Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. He likes to play games. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana's closest friend Beck goes missing, Lana finds herself lying again - to friends, to the police, to herself. The story about where Lana was the night Beck disappeared doesn't match with eyewitness accounts. Lana is willing to do almost anything to keep the truth - about that night, about everything - from coming out. Even so, it might not be enough to keep her secrets dead and buried. Someone else knows all about Lana's lies. And they are dying to tell. 'An absolute corker of a thriller that cements Lisa Unger's status as one of the brightest stars in the game.' - Dennis Lehane 'Lisa Unger is one of my favorite authors. She gets better and better with each book.' - Karin Slaughter 'Riveting psychological suspense of the first order. If you haven't yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?' - Harlan Coben 'Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle … The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended.' - Lee Child 'A riveting new thriller. Dark and haunting, with a deadly twist that you won't see coming 'til you're hit between the eyes, this book is a winner.' - Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Death Angel ...Continua Nascondi
Description: 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 control┬¡ling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers?
For Ocean Rae I love you like the cherry blossom loves the wind
Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? And what shoulder and what art Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
William Blake, “The Tiger”
Opening to prologue: There are twelve slats of wood under my bed. I know this because I count them over and over.
I whisper the numbers to myself and the sound of it comforts me as I’m sure a prayer would comfort someone who believes in God. It’s amazing how loud a whisper can be. Surrounded down there by the white glow of my bed skirt, the sound of my own voice in my ears, I can almost block out the screaming, the horrible keening. And then there’s the silence, which is so much worse.
Suspend your belief and scorch your eyeballs through this suspense novel. You'll have everything sussed by the time the denoument comes in the book, however there were some taut moments.