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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742741000
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Fragile




A stunning new stand-alone psychological thriller from bestselling author Lisa Unger.

A stunning new stand-alone psychological thriller from bestselling author Lisa Unger.

A small towns secrets are exposed when a teenager goes missing in circumstances similar to another young girl's disappearance twenty years before.

'But how do you know he didn't hurt her?' Jones asks his wife, Maggie anguished when their son's girlfriend, Charlene, vanishes. Eerie parallels soon emerge between this disappearance and the abduction that shook their community years ago. Maggie can hardly believe that her husband, a police officer, suspects Ricky of causing Charlene's disappearance. Ricky is his father's son in all the most important ways and she suddenly realizes that might be exactly what Jones fears. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene's disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret-one that could destroy everything she holds dear.

This thrilling novel about one community's intricate yet fragile bonds will leave readers asking, How well do I know the people I love? and how far would I go to protect them?

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742741000
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Lisa Unger

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

She was born in New Haven, Connecticut but grew up in the Netherlands, England, New Jersey and New York, where she graduated from the New School for Social Research. Lisa now divides her time, along with her husband and daughter, between Florida and New York City.

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Praise for Fragile

“Praise for Die for You: This is classic Unger: thrilling, compelling, packed with insight into dysfunctional family life and very well written. By the time it's all over and your nails are bitten down to the quick, who cares if it's all desperately far-fetched?”

Daily Mail

“I read Blackout in one hungry gulp, and spent the rest of the night trying to calm my jangled nerves. This is a stunning, mind-bending shocker with moments of sheer terror - one of the best thrillers I've read this year!”

Tess Gerritsen, author of The Bone Garden

“Praise for Sliver of Truth: Be prepared for another skilled thriller that ripples with tension and suspense.”

The Age

“Praise for Beautiful Lies: The thrillers you love make you grip the pages and care about the protaganist, and Unger does that when she takes you on a wild ride with the warm and straight-talking Ridley.”

The Sunday Telegraph

“Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages.”

Lee Child


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