Tuesday, August 9, 2011

DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND BY LISA UNGER: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND
 BY LISA UNGER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice.
 
After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He’s in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.

Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing.

Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce.  Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away—a predilection that might lead her to dark places.

Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is the riveting story of lives set on a collision course with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger’s most compelling fiction to date.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Unger is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Black Out.  Her novels have been published in more than twenty-five countries.  She lives in Florida with her husband and daughter. 
 

 PRAISE FOR DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND:
Darkness, My Old Friend is deeply plotted and complex and carries an undeniable momentum. Lisa Unger's enthralling cast of characters pulled me right in and locked me down tight. This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn't over.”—Michael Connelly

"Lisa Unger is one of my favorite authors.  She gets better and better with each book."
—Karin Slaughter, New York Times Bestselling author of Fallen

“A satisfying story with an eclectic and interesting cast of characters and believable dialogue. Unger shows her usual deftness at intricate plotting and explores the mother-child relationship from multiple angles…Sure to be another hit with Unger fans.”
Kirkus Reviews

"The beauty of this unconventional crime novel is that focus is not on whodunit but the darkness that drives us."
Family Circle 

"Verdict...one of Unger's best thrillers yet."
Library Journal, starred review

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO RACHEL AND THE GOOD FOLKS
AT RANDOM HOUSE, I HAVE THREE (3) SIGNED
COPIES OF THIS RELEASED TODAY THRILLER
TO GIVE AWAY TO SOME LUCKY READERS!
 
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134 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to see what happens to the characters in this one. I think I would like to go back and read the first book, also. This one sounds really good.
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Looks like a great thriller with some great characters, a perfect match.
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I liked Lisa's comments in her bio section about how her writing moved from hobby to a full time job.
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The title along is intriguing. Love a good crime story.

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This book sounds exciting. The psychic involvement intrigues me. The good recommendation by Michael Connelly reels me in too, since he is one of my favorite authors.
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Connie said...

I think this will be a great suspense book to read and it will be my first book to read by the author. :)

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I love Lisa Unger's books. They are always so good and this one sounds really good too. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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Sounds like a thriller to me. Curious how it all plays out in the end


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It sounds like an intense story. I like intense.

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the psychic comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire.- sounds very interesting!

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I would like to see what happens and the title reminds me of the song :)

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