Even good people are drawn to do evil things. In Lisa Unger’s new novel, THE STRANGER INSIDE (ParkRow) we meet an extremely clever murderer.

Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice—and killed him in cold blood.

Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go?

Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.



Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels. With millions of readers worldwide and novels published in twenty-six languages, 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. The Edgar-nominated UNDER MY SKIN is also a finalist for the prestigious Hammett Prize. And the original short story THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL is a #1 bestselling single.

Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been voted “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today showGood Morning AmericaEntertainment WeeklyAmazonIndieBound and many others. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesWall Street JournalNPR, and Travel+Leisure. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family.

Thanks to Harlequin/Park Row, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about the most recent book you read. Did you love it? Not so much? We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

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49 thoughts on “THE STRANGER INSIDE by Lisa Unger – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

  1. I just finished reading All the Flowers In Paris by Sarah Jio and it was a mesmerizing and captivating book. I read the entire book in one day because I simply couldn’t put it down.

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  2. I read a wide variety of genres. I read Chistmas Shopaholic and loved it and before that I read The Winemaker’s Wife and loved that just as much. I also love a good thriller!

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  3. Keeping Lucy was the last book i read… I loved it. What a mother will do to protect her children… Specially after betrayal from her husband

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  4. I just finished Small Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng for my book club meeting next month. It was really good and I have 4 pages (a lot for me) of notes to type up before the meeting. I think we’ll have a really god discussion on this book.

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  5. The Secrets We Kept was an excellent story about the publication of Dr. Zhivago. I had never given this classic story, Dr, Zhivago, any thought. It was fun to learn more about it, especially in such an engaging way!

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  6. The last book I read was THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. After all its great reviews that I read, my expectations were probably too high. I was disappointed and gave it only three stars.

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  7. Currently reading The Truth About Gretchen on Kindle, and The Stars of Alabama in paperback. Both are good choices. I don’t want to comment on my previous read if it isn’t really positive. What I enjoy, may not be another’s choice. This one sounds great!

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  8. The last book I read was Village of Scoundrels, about teenagers in a mountain village in France during WW2. Some of them were Jews, others were helping the Jews. It was based on real teenagers and the adults who worked with them. The most interesting part of the book was reading the bios of the people the characters were based on. The book itself was okay, but written with young adults in mind, I think. In a year or two, my daughter might like it.

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  9. The most recent book I read was Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. Yes, I liked it. It was an eye opening book into what life was like for him growing up in Apartheid Era South Africa.

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