About

Lisa

New York Times and international bestselling author LISA UNGER‘s accolades include selections as an International Thriller Writers “Best Novel” finalist, a Silver Medal winner in the Florida Book Awards, a Prix Polar International Award finalist, and a Target “Emerging Author.” Her writing has been hailed as “stellar” (USA Today), “sophisticated” (New York Daily News) and “meaningful” (Washington Post) with “gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose” (Associated Press). Her novels have been named Indie Next, Walmart Book Club, Today, Good Morning America, Harper’s Bazaar, Washington Life, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Publishers Weekly Best Book, International Book of the Month, and Amazon Top Ten Thriller picks. More than 1.7 million copies of her books have been sold in twenty-six languages. She lives in Florida.


Her Writing

(From The Strand Magazine)
It’s hard to compare Lisa Unger to any of her contemporaries.  Unique, inventive, and often experimental, her writing is impossible to categorize.  She combines her extensive knowledge of the human psyche with an understanding of trauma and fear to create novels that have earned her a reputation as one of the most skilled practitioners of the psychological thriller around today.  Throughout her twelve-year career, she has deftly walked the fine line between literary novels and commercial thrillers all the while hitting The New York Times bestseller lists and earning both critical acclaim and millions of fans worldwide.

Unlike many bestselling authors who stick with a formula to play it safe, Unger’s bestseller status and loyal fan base have, if anything, propelled her to experiment more widely with her writing.  Her character-driven novels explore the vast gamut of human experience, delving into the psychology of both protagonist and villain, often blurring the lines between the two.