The Hollows is named one of the “13 Best Mystery Series To Read Right Now” on BookBub. Honored to be included on this list of stellar series along with some amazing authors, including Stephen King and Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling). “Most mystery book series focus on central characters — the detective who solves the crime,…

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What a gorgeous cover reveal for my upcoming October 2020 release CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 from the amazing Crime By The Book! Abby is one of my favorite people in the business so I am over the moon! Click on the photo below and check out her blog for an exclusive excerpt!

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Wow! Sarah Michelle Gellar talks about my books, including THE STRANGER INSIDE, in New York Magazine! What an amazing way to start the new year! “I’m an obsessive book reader; I’ll pull out a book wherever I can. I travel so much, too, and I used to carry all these hardcover books in my suitcases. Now, to be able…

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  Wow, wow, wow! THE STRANGER INSIDE is featured in The New York Times Book Review today! “Crime fiction like you’ve never seen before…There’s something reassuring about sliding into the hands of a seasoned professional like Unger. You know what you’re getting: in this case another well-crafted psychological thriller in which the torments of the…

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I’m beyond thrilled to announce that THE STRANGER INSIDE is an official PEOPLE Best Books of Fall 2019 winner! I’m in great company with some truly stellar writers such as Margaret Atwood, Ann Cleeves, Attica Locke, and Louise Penny.

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I am so thrilled! My novel UNDER MY SKIN has been nominated for the 2019 Macavity Award for Best Novel. This is the third award nomination for UNDER MY SKIN this year, and I could not be happier. I am honored to be shortlisted with all these amazing authors: Lou Berney, Alison Gaylin, Jennifer Hillier,…

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Thrilled and honored to announce that UNDER MY SKIN has been nominated for the prestigious Hammett Prize, which is awarded annually by the International Association of Crime Writers (North America) for literary excellence in crime-writing. The winner receives a “Thin Man” trophy, designed by sculptor Peter Boiger. My fellow nominees include: Lou Berney, November Road…

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I’m over the moon! My novel UNDER MY SKIN and short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL have both been nominated for Edgar Awards — along with the stellar work of some of my favorite authors, including Val McDermid, Alison Gaylin, Lori Rader Day and more. Big congrats to all the nominees! The Edgar Award, named…

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Just a few more days until the release of UNDER MY SKIN! Is the suspense killing you? Need something to hold you over until then? THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is available today! This is my original new short story in the Dark Corners collection, which features haunting stories from Joyce Carol Oates, Jennifer McMahon, and…

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We all know that we’re not meant to “judge a book by its cover.” But we often do. We’re judgement machines, aren’t we? Encounter a person, a place, or pick up a book and we’re immediately forming opinions. In the book publishing world—back in the olden days—the common wisdom is that we have seven seconds…

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