April 26, 1970 |
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
|Alma mater||New School for Social Research|
Lisa Unger (born April 26, 1970) is an American author of contemporary fiction. Her novels have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, have sold millions of copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages.
Unger was born in New Haven, Connecticut but grew up in the Netherlands, England, New Jersey and New York City, where she graduated from the New School for Social Research. She now lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.
Awards and honors
In the Blood won the 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best Novel (Crime Thriller), was chosen as an INDIE NEXT pick and Amazon.com Editors’ Pick – Best Books of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense for January, 2014 and was a Goodreads Choice Awards (2014) Nominee for Best Book
Black Out was selected as a Today show "Top 10" Summer Read, a BookSense Notable, won the Silver Medal for popular fiction in the 2008 Florida Book Awards and was a finalist in the 2009 Prix Polar International award.
Beautiful Lies was selected as a Doubleday bookclub International Book of the Month. It was also chosen in 21st place in the top 50 "Best Books of 2006" by the editors of Amazon.com, a BookSense pick and a finalist in the International Thriller Writers Organization "Best Novel" Award in 2007.
- Beautiful Lies (2006) – Ridley Jones #1
- Sliver of Truth (2007) – Ridley Jones #2
- Black Out (2008) – Standalone
- Die for You (2009) – Standalone
- Fragile (2010) – Jones Cooper #1
- Darkness, My Old Friend (2011) – Jones Cooper #2
- Heartbroken (2012) – Standalone
- In the Blood (2014) – Standalone
- Crazy Love You (February 2015)
- Ink and Bone (June 2016)
Writing as Lisa Miscione. Re-released in 2011 by Crown Publishing Group
- Angel Fire (2002) – Lydia Strong #1
- The Darkness Gathers (2003) – Lydia Strong #2
- Twice (2004) – Lydia Strong #3
- Smoke (2005) – Lydia Strong #4
- The Whispering Hollows (2016)
- "BookSense pick January 2007". booksense.com. May 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- "Doubleday Entertainment’s Newest International Book-of-the-Month Selection is Lisa Unger’s Thrilling New Novel Beautiful Lies" (Press release). Doubleday Entertainment. 2006-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- "Best Books of 2006: Editors' Top 50". amazon.com. 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- "BookSense pick May 2006". booksense.com. May 2006. Retrieved 2008-08-15.
- "Bookreporter.com – The 2006 Thriller Awards". bookreporter.com. 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Lisa Unger's website
- Lisa Unger on a Comfort Junkie’s Resistance to Adventure Travel (The Wall Street Journal March 2015)
- Lisa Unger's Official Wattpad Profile