A deadly silent stranger is torn between justice and revenge to achieve goals of death. A strained relationship between mother and daughter stemming from a personal violent attack seeks solitude in a wooded farmhouse. A long wrestling match of a relationship between two brothers has come under a very dangerous renovation. These storylines are unleashed by Lisa Unger like pythons: they wrap around the reader slowly, squeezing until there is no breath. Unger brilliantly demonstrates through her writing that the most horrific possible moments in life's darkest hour can end up producing something wonderful.
— Mike, Albuquerque
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
About the Author
Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com.
Praise for The Red Hunter:
“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
“Lisa Unger is a go to author for compelling characters that draw me in to their world and hold me there in suspense to the last page.” —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“One of the best crime novels I’ve read in years. THE RED HUNTER is bold and gritty but with real heart. Unger writes as only the best do, with passion and authenticity.” —Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn and The Innocents
“Unger plots an intricate story with plenty of action and a brisk pace…absorbing…All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be.” —Kirkus Reviews
Previous Praise for Lisa Unger:
“Unger makes the spectral realistic because anything can happen in The Hollows, and does. In her storytelling, the supernatural jump starts a story about fragile families seeking peace and fulfillment…Without overt violence, Unger delivers a frighteningly real villain who is able to hide in plain sight. INK AND BONE is a welcomed return to the haunting The Hollows.” —Sun Sentinel
“A gut-wrenching tale of horror and mystery...Strong characters and stellar writing make this a wonderful mix of small-town life with the supernatural.” —Associated Press
“Lisa Unger learned at a young age to listen to the voices in her head...Now, those voices appear on the page, and without much prompting become the interesting, dimensional characters that make her books so thrilling...Unger’s grasp of trauma and fear have earned her a reputation as a fearless writer of dark, character-driven psychological thrillers." —Herald-Tribune
“Unger builds the tension to high intensity...Little by little, the truth is revealed to Finley and to the reader — a dark side that winds through the Hollows like the long-abandoned mines that snake beneath its surface...Ink and Bone takes the reader into dire places, but into the light as well. And Finley? My psychic vibes predict she'll be back.” —Tampa Bay Times
“Those voices appear on the page, and without much prompting become the interesting, dimensional characters that make her books so thrilling.” —Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Engrossing, atmospheric, and fast-paced, for fans of dark and twisty psychological suspense, Lisa Unger's INK AND BONE is not to be missed." —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Most Wanted
"Instant page-turner! A race-against-the-clock thriller that brings together grieving families, small town secrets, and a troubled teen whose ghosts aren't just in her past." —Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find Her
“Engrossing. . . the tension is palpable. Unger straddles the fine line between thriller and horror, making this a very exciting and riveting read, sure to appeal to a wide range of readers, including Kay Hooper or Stephen King fans.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Unger's beloved characters continue a deftly balanced story that's supernatural without a creepy aftertaste.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Lisa Unger takes you to dark places then shows you the light. The universe she has created in The Hollows — the dead and the living, the haunted and the haunting, the lost and missing — resonates so deeply, it’s a world I want to go back to again and again and am always a little heartbroken to leave. In INK AND BONE, we return to The Hollows once more, and Unger weaves a story that casts a captivating spell, and will leave you feeling haunted long after you turn the last page." —Jennifer McMahon, author of The Night Sister
"Fans of the supernatural and psychological suspense will find this story entertaining." —Library Journal
“Deeply plotted and complex and carries an undeniable momentum. Lisa Unger’s enthralling cast of characters pulled me right in and locked me down tight. This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn’t over.” —Michael Connelly
“Riveting psychological suspense of the first order. If you haven’t yet experienced Lisa Unger, what are you waiting for?” —Harlan Coben
“I read Black Out in one hungry gulp and spent the rest of the night trying to calm my jangled nerves. This is a stunning, mind-bending shocker with moments of sheer terror — one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year!” — Tess Gerritsen
“Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle … The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended.” — Lee Child