New York Times Bestselling author


New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels, including THE STRANGER INSIDE (coming Sep. 17). Her latest release, UNDER MY SKIN, is an Edgar nominee and finalist for the Hammett Prize. Her story, THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL, is a #1 bestselling short and Edgar nominee.

An award-winning and acclaimed writer with millions of readers worldwide, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. Her books are published in twenty-six languages and have been voted "Best of the Year" or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and many others. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.

Her Writing

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 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. (The Strand Magazine)


Interviews with Lisa Unger, including her author "pen pal" series.


Videos featuring Lisa Unger.


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