Angel Fire

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The childhood murder of Lydia Strong’s mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice. The reclusive, bestselling true-crime writer and investigative consultant has made a life out of chasing monsters. And her powerful intuitions rarely fail her. 
When three adults—loners, drifters—go missing, no one seems to notice except for Lydia. Enlisting the help of her friend, former FBI agent Jeffrey Mark, Lydia starts an investigation of her ...
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Overview

The childhood murder of Lydia Strong’s mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice. The reclusive, bestselling true-crime writer and investigative consultant has made a life out of chasing monsters. And her powerful intuitions rarely fail her. 
When three adults—loners, drifters—go missing, no one seems to notice except for Lydia. Enlisting the help of her friend, former FBI agent Jeffrey Mark, Lydia starts an investigation of her own. But when someone raises the stakes and goes after Lydia—just as fifteen years ago when she put the FBI on the trail of her mother’s killer—the real hunt begins.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for ANGEL FIRE
 
“Lisa Unger writes with sharp psychological insight and bone-deep understanding of her characters.”Luanne Rice  

"Gruesome, gory, baffling, shocking, awesomeand incredibly suspenseful describe this mystery." —The Oklahoman

"A captivating tale." —The Tampa Tribune

"Remarkable and emotional debut... The touching love story that plays out in the background is refreshing in its sincerity and emotional depth." —New Mystery Reader Magazine

"Worthy of widespread acclaim. She has the ability to write with great beauty in describing the landscape of this character-rich debut...well recommended." —Deadly Pleasures Magazine

"An excellent debut novel... A smart, well developed mystery that will leave you hanging on every page as you devour this book... There's a new author on the scene, Lisa Miscione. You don't want to forget this name!" —Book Review Café

"Taut prose, insidious suspense, psychological motivation, police procedural sidebars, and a would-be lover make this debut from a former member of the publishing world a real winner. Don't miss it!" —Library Journal (starred review)
 
"Miscione hits the ground running, quite literally... in her debut novel featuring crime writer Lydia Strong... There's a surreal and nightmarish quality to the story... it remains gripping and terrifying right through the carnage of its final scene." —Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307953094
  • Publisher: Crown/Archetype
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 246,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Unger
Lisa Unger is the bestselling author of ten novels. She lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Good read

    This was my second book I read by Lisa Unger and I couldn't put it down. I will be buying more.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Excellent story

    Well worth the price, the story grabs you from the beginning. Ending is not for the squeamish but it is well-written and will appeal to fans of thrillers.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2011

    Not the best thing I've ever read...

    If you like pages and pages of narrative, then you should like this one. I think the narrative outweighed the dialogue at about 90 to 10. I couldn't find any reason to really like the main female character. I felt she was a little overdone and some things she did were stupid, given her previous training. The main male character was a little wimpy and I felt he portrayed Pavlov's dogs pretty well, in that he accepted the dismissive way the female character often treated him, which is pretty unrealistic. What romance there was, was stagnant and not very well done. As a whole, I wasn't impressed with this book, but I will probably try one more of hers, just to see if this was a fluke and others are actually better. If this is the norm for Ms Unger, I will not be reading any more of her work.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Boring even the cheap price makes it worth while

    Read until page 56 could find nothing thrilling about the book not worth th $1.05

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Readable romance-mystery

    More romance than mystery and I prefer mysteries. Often seemed overly familiar, as if I had read it before. Kay Hooper or Iris Johansen?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Great Read!

    Lisa Unger did a great job with this book. This is the first I have read from her and really enjoyed it. I like how she laces each character's story throughout the novel - the characters were developed beautifully. While this was not an edge-of-your-set thriller, it was a great murder mystery. I admit I was a little put-off by some reviews that stated she used vast amounts of inappropriate language (something I also find unnecessary, and it also tends to be a sign of poor character development, when the author finds it necessary to drop f-bombs to show that a character is tough), however I would like to take the time to address that for anyone else who is wary: this book is by no means peppered with inappropriate language. Yes, the characters drop "f-bombs" a handful of times, but this by no means takes away from the characters or the overarching story line. I would recommend this book to friends and only wish it was available to lend on the nook!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    Brace yourself--it's gory..

    ...beginning with a rather graphic description of a body and ending with more of the same. The writing is good and sound but the overall tone of the book doesn't allow you to edit the violence in a way your mind can handle and still sleep at night. Probably won't read any more of her books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Not a good read!

    can't wait to finish..A total waste of my reading time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2015

    recommend

    A good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2015

    Poppyfrost

    Mews i am

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2015

    I am confused

    Who is ur daighter ok ok wispkit said u were a forcemater or ar u darkie dark darkstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2015

    Bluemoon

    What just go to the book you said. Oh wait let me look i am good at unraveling things.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2015

    Bluestorm goes there

    Look up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2015

    Redclaw

    Oh, nothing, sorry, *he disapoofed*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2015

    To Bluestorm

    DONT ADVERTISE IN MY CLAN!!! I KILL BLUESTORM!! EFJHKSHJIFHFNFMCUVNJHNNKMHFKI =(0.0)=

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2015

    Devil to popyfrost

    If u are female the n yes

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    excellent

    So glad to find a new author for me to read! I can't wait to read more by her. This was an exciting, well-written book. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    A lot of narration but enjoyable.

    Mostly narration, some sketchy examples of human nature, but some intense drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2011

    Average

    I found the billing for this book highly deceptive. The copyright given is 2011, which I found out applies to the preface only. The book's copyright is really 2002. I thought I was buying her latest book, only to find out after the fact it was her first book, written under her maiden name.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Highly Recommeded - a must read!

    Lisa Unger is an excellent author, weaves a great story from start to finish!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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