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THE VULNERABILITY OF HOPE

  • Jun 11, 2009
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From the streets and neighborhoods of Manhattan to the cobbled pathways of Prague, the author skillfully leads the reader--sometimes along circuitous routes--until finally, as the story comes to a close, the pieces fall into place.

Alternating between the third-person narrative of several key characters, as they are spotlighted, and the first-person voice of Isabel Raine, the tale is woven together in a back-and-forth fashion, beginning at the end of the story with a brief prologue. We meet Isabel and Marcus Raine--she is a best-selling author, he is an entrepreneur--who live in an upscale apartment and seemingly have the world at their feet.

Then Marcus disappears. At first, Isabel thinks he is just preoccupied at work; but when he has not come home by the second day, she goes to his office building. And there all hell breaks loose, as the office is stormed by people who identify themselves as FBI. But nothing is ever as it seems in this tale, and of course, the intruders--who also ransack the apartment later on--have a much more sordid agenda.

And then, as Isabel scrambles to make sense of what has happened to her husband, she must also face the truth that he is not who he appears to be either.

Will Isabel find the answers she seeks, and if she does, will she be able to pinpoint the unique vulnerability that made her a target? Will she be able to heal and finally trust again?

A page turner that kept me up at night, "Die for You: A Novel" yields a captivating story--one that delivers completely, just as Unger's other novels have done.

Laurel-Rain Snow
Author of: Web of Tyranny, etc.


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A retired social worker, specializing in child welfare services, I have brought my professional and personal experiences to my five novels and assorted short stories.      On Amazon.com, … more
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 When successful novelist Isabel Raines learns that everyone that her husband worked with is dead--and that her missing husband has been legally dead for some time--she will not rest until she finds the truth about him. Who he was, where he's gone, and how he was able to deceive her so completely.
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ISBN-10: 0307393976 (hbk.)
ISBN-13: 9780307393975 (hbk.)
Author: Lisa Unger
Genre: Romantic Suspense Fiction
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Date Published: June 2, 2009
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