Enter a Maze of Lies in Lisa Unger’s “In The Blood: A Novel”
If you’re a reader looking for a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last second, then Lisa Unger’s In The Blood is a must-read. This sensational writer has created a thrilling maze that will have readers frantically turning the page to see what happens next.
The story follows the troubled main character, a young woman named Lana who constantly lies and as a result, can’t figure out who she is or where she came from. Constantly hounded by a nightmare that she can’t quite remember, Lana is just about ready to graduate college when her trust fund runs out and she’s forced to take a babysitting job. Her young ward is a deeply troubled young boy named Luke who manipulates for the fun of it, and it appears as if both accomplished liars have met their match.
Things take a turn for the worst when Lana’s BFF Becky mysteriously disappears, causing Lana to start lying constantly. Only this time, she’s not just lying to herself, she’s lying to the police and her friends too. The police are growing suspicious of her, especially since her story about her whereabouts on the night Becky went missing doesn’t match up. Lana grows desperate to hide the truth and will do absolutely anything to keep her secrets buried, but what she hasn’t counted on is that someone else knows what she’s hiding too. That person is dying to tell the police, and Lana’s world may just come crashing down around her ears.
Unger’s writing combines a gripping narrative and thrilling twists and turns. Readers will be holding their breath until the very end of the novel. Plus, they’ll have a great time trying to figure out all the missing pieces and attempting to figure out the motives of both Luke and Lana. For a fast-paced rollercoaster ride, make sure you pick up a copy of In The Blood: A Novel.