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Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including THE NEW COUPLE IN 5B. With books published in thirty-three languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.

Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Audie, Hammett, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations in the same year, an honor held by only a few authors including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa is the current co-President of the International Thriller Writers organization. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.


  • Deadline
    "Jessica Alba To Star In & EP ‘Confessions On the 7:45’ Series..."
    “I could not put this book down. The moment I read the line, ‘If you want to keep a secret you must first hide it from yourself,’ I was hooked,” Alba said. “This book is about trying to bury secrets and the shame we carry until the truth exposes us.”
  • New York Magazine
    "What Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar Can’t Live Without"
    "I just discovered a new-to-me author, Lisa Unger, and I’ve been going through her works. I love a good psychological thriller, and I like that her books have an underlying theme and pose a question that she argues both sides of. I always think it’s interesting when an author can make me hear a side of something that I totally disagree with, but understand the logic and reasoning behind."
  • The New School
    "100 New School Alumni. Celebrating 100 years of bold, change-making leaders in culture, commerce, and civic life"
    Features Lisa Unger, Tom Ford, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Dr. Ruth and more.
  • Publishers Weekly
    "Exploring the Dark Places with Lisa Unger"
  • The Strand Magazine
    "Unique, inventive, and often experimental, Lisa Unger's 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."

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