Author: Lisa Unger
Publisher: Park Row Publishing
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A griping suspense thriller where just when you think you know what is happening you really have no idea!
What do you do when you can’t tell if your nightmares are really that or truly memories? When Poppy’s husband Jack was murdered while going for a run, her world came crashing down. She couldn’t handle it and disappeared for days only to turn up confused and wearing clothes she didn’t remember putting on and no memory of where she had been. While she is trying to figure out what happened to her during those missing days and what happened to her husband, more nightmares plague her causing her to fear for her own sanity and safety. She starts to feel as if she is being followed and wonders if the person responsible for killing Jack could now be after her. Is finding out the truth worth it? Or will it even be something she can handle?
Under My Skin did something few books are able to do for me: up until the very end I didn’t guess who the killer was and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I tore through this book because I was so eager to get to the end and see how that was going to play out. I thought the author did a really good job building up the mystery while keeping the reader guessing about who was a good guy and who might be the bad guy. Poppy and the relationship she had with Layla, her best friend, and the other characters showed such different sides of her personality and made it a fun game to try and figure out what was really going on. The more the people around her push to stay close and figure out what is happening with her the more Poppy runs away. Is she running away from them? Or running away from the truth? This was a good read for several reasons: it kept me guessing and showed a good character arc throughout the story. The language and content is for a more mature audience and that is where I would recommend for readers to really enjoy.
I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.