Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
Don’t Talk to Strangers
Back in 2018, I was lucky enough to get an arc of Under My Skin by Lisa Unger while I said I would add this author to my normal rotation I sadly failed. This was in fact only my second book. I will say that everything so far that I have gotten my hands on has been a 5-star read and this is no disappointment.
This psychological suspense will have you scratching your head from the first page to the last. Powerfully written, the story is told in rotating first-person accounts by chapters, not always in chronological order. Which for me added to the suspense This tense drama surrounds Selena, a professional mother of two, and her chance encounter on a train with a strange woman, while coming home from work late at night. Within days, Selena’s whole life will change forever in a series of unimaginable events that will shake her world and everything she thought she knew.
Masterfully designed, Lisa Unger’s convoluted plotline weaves a suspenseful tale through a labyrinth of seemingly isolated events that converge upon Selena, threatening to tear her family apart and challenging her identity and safety. No one is safe. Nothing is for sure. No one is who you think they are until the very end. Set in primarily in the greater New York City area, the story follows three major characters, all women, each struggling to find happiness amid the unpredictable and corrupt people around them.
I liked how the author’s storytelling energy forced me to keep reading into the unknown, while never getting all the answers and only raising more surprising questions. People are dying and disappearing under suspicious circumstances. Lines between victims and villains blur until all motives and facts get questioned. Lies, power struggles, and manipulations are everywhere. I did also get the audiobook while I followed along with my e-book and that did add to my reading experience. I did like the fact that the author was able to answer most of my questions by the end of the story giving me a satisfying ending.
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