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January 8, 2015 / Leslie

In The Blood – a dark psychological thriller

A Rapid Review

InTheBloodIn the Blood by Lisa Unger

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio | January 2014
Format: Audio Download | 10 hours | Rating: 4½ stars
Audio Listening Level: Intermediate

Liar, liar, pants on fire . . . College senior Lana Granger has told so many lies about her past that the truth seems like a distant, cloudy nightmare. But she meets her match when she begins babysitting for a volatile, manipulative eleven-year-old boy.

A compelling, dark psychological thriller, In the Blood is told through college student Lana’s first-person narrative. Lana is a girl with a troubled past. Her father was convicted of murder – she barely remembers her parents and what happened the horrible night her mother died. With secrets of her own and a desire to get a fresh start in a place where no one knows her past, she is likely an unreliable narrator. When Luke, the child she babysits begins to act like a psychopath and her roommate disappears, the action accelerates.

This fast-paced, well-plotted novel never slows down and keeps the reader guessing straight through to the riveting conclusion and a series twists – one that I almost didn’t see coming.

Audio production:
The book is co-narrated by Gretchen Mol and Candace Thaxton who expertly bring the story to life, keeping the pace moving and the tension high.

An Under My Apple Tree Rapid Review
Source: Review copy provided by Simon & Schuster.
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  1. laurelrainsnow / Jan 8 2015 11:14 am

    Oh, I had planned to read this one as soon as I heard of it, but then got distracted. It’s going up there on my list now! I love Unger, and the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Kay / Jan 8 2015 1:37 pm

    This book was on my best of 2014 list. I read it in book form, but I think I might listen to it on audio this year. It was very gripping.


  3. BermudaOnion / Jan 8 2015 2:54 pm

    I think I have this in print. I can’t wait!


  4. irene / Jan 8 2015 4:44 pm

    sounds good.


  5. diane / Jan 8 2015 7:36 pm

    Haven’t read this one yet, but glad it was a winner.


  6. Beth F / Jan 9 2015 6:09 am

    Oh this sounds like something I’d love — I might go for audio too


  7. Suko / Jan 9 2015 2:22 pm

    This sounds like a riveting audiobook!


  8. stacybuckeye / Jan 18 2015 10:59 pm

    I like Unger quite a bit but haven’t read this one yet, but I do think I have it on my shelf. Looks like a winner!


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