After reading Freedom Smith’s review of one of Lisa Unger’s books, I decided to find one at our local library.
I picked this up Tuesday night with the intentions of only reading one chapter before going to bed. That was not to be. Within the first few chapters I found myself sucked in and really had to struggle to put it down. I finished it last night.
The story begins with the main character, Isabel Raine and her husband Marcus living the high life in New York. She is a successful author and he runs an equally successful computer gaming company. Suddenly Marcus disappears. The apartment they shared is trashed, as well as Marcus’ office. Isabel embarks on a journey to find out what happened to her husband. There are many twists and turns that span from the streets of New York City to the cobblestone roads of Prague.
The author paints a picture of each character, many times going back in time. Sometimes I thought reading these parts was a bit too much. I wanted to get more to the mystery than learn about the character’s past. Maybe this was done on purpose to relay a sense of suspense. I also had hoped that there would be more a story in Prague. I felt longing for more. However, this was a very suspenseful thriller. As I said, I couldn’t put the book down. If you are into mysteries, this is a great one. I will definitely be picking up another one of Lisa Unger’s books.
Thanks Freedom, for the recommendation!