Angel Fire

Angel Fire

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by Lisa Unger
     
 

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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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307953100
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
88,750
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 26 different languages.
  
www.lisaunger.com


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Angel Fire 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
This was my second book I read by Lisa Unger and I couldn't put it down. I will be buying more.
Reader54LP More than 1 year ago
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.
SarahLauren More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More romance than mystery and I prefer mysteries. Often seemed overly familiar, as if I had read it before. Kay Hooper or Iris Johansen?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...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.
6789-1234_567 More than 1 year ago
can't wait to finish..A total waste of my reading time.
Juan Rodriguez More than 1 year ago
Read until page 56 could find nothing thrilling about the book not worth th $1.05
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story teller is not likeable and hard to care what happens.Its all about her, and not really focused on the crime.
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A good read.
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Mews i am
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Who is ur daighter ok ok wispkit said u were a forcemater or ar u darkie dark darkstar
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annesAS More than 1 year ago
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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