Lydia Strong

I was nineteen years old when I first met Lydia Strong. I was sitting in a car, under the elevated section of the “1” line in the Bronx, waiting – for what I can’t remember. In my mind, I kept seeing a woman running past a church in the high desert of New Mexico. So, I pulled a napkin and a pen from the glove compartment and started writing what would eventually become ANGEL FIRE. It took me ten years to write that novel, the years between age nineteen and twenty-nine were, for me, years of hard work and tumultuous change – during which I let my dreams of becoming a writer languish. Lydia was faithful; she waited. Eventually, I got serious and started writing every day.

I followed Lydia from New Mexico to New York City, Albania, Miami and back. We trekked through abandoned subway tunnels under Manhattan, to a compound in the backwoods of Florida, to a mysterious church in the Bronx, and to a fictional town called Haunted. It was a total thrill ride, and I wrote like my fingers were on fire. I am delighted that these early books, which I published under my maiden name, Lisa Miscione, have found a new life on the shelves.

Angel Fire

The gripping debut that established Lisa Unger, writing as Lisa Miscione, as a novelist to watch.

The childhood murder of Lydia Strong’s mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice...

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The Darkness Gathers

Fresh from a tour promoting her last case, reclusive true crime writer Lydia Strong receives an anonymous cry for help...

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Acclaimed artist Julian Ross has just been found standing over her husband’s bloody corpse in their New York City apartment...

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In the final installment of her Lydia Strong series, bestselling author Lisa Unger, writing as Lisa Miscione, brings us her most shocking and emotionally wrenching case yet...

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