Book Review: In the Blood by Lisa Unger

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This is my very first book from Lisa Unger, but after finishing it, it definitely won’t be the last. It kept me up almost all night until I finished it. So, here are my impressions for it.

The plot centers around Lana, college student, who tries to run away from her past. She is so frighten by her father who is waiting his death penalty for murdering her mother. In order to earn some money, she accepts the offer to take care for a very special child. At first it seems that the boy is autistic, that he has some special needs, but the first impression is far away from the truth. In the same time her roommate is missing, just like another girl couple of years ago.

Parallel with Lana’s story goes another story, a page from a diary of a woman who recently becomes a mother. She gives birth to a boy who as he grows up, becomes obsessed with his mother. A small boy who becomes the evil itself as he is grows up.

In the Blood is a hell-of-a-gripping story with so many twists and turn-overs. I was literally biting my nails to the very last page. Reading the two stories you can assume one thing, but as the stories continue, you are sucked into the whirlpool of secrets and mysteries. Nothing is what it looks like. Warning if you are reading this book: do not assume anything, whatever you think, you are wrong! Lisa Unger created a perfectly twisted plot, a psychological web that is so hard to stay away from. An amazing story, family drama, horror, it has everything. Totally recommended for thriller fans.

My opinion: 5 / 5.

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