There is a reason that Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations — an honor held by only a few writers, including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. If you need more evidence (said the detective to the prosecutor), then check out this gripping story of two women on a train. (Tip of the hat here to Patricia Highsmith and Alfred Hitchcock.)
“Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.
Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
Then the nanny disappears.
As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…
Looking for more gripping suspense? Check out Last Girl Ghosted, also from New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger.
|Park Row Books