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Fragile

A Novel

By Lisa Unger

Fragile
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010,
    336 pages.

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Despite their mostly happy marriage, when their son Ricky's girlfriend vanishes, Maggie and Jones find themselves at odds—Maggie is positive Ricky had nothing to do with Charlene's disappearance, while Jones isn't as sure. With Charlene gone, the memory of another young girl who went missing some twenty years ago is haunting the town. That story didn't have a happy ending, and almost everyone has an unrevealed reason to keep the horror of it firmly in the past.

As Jones and the police turn their focus on Ricky, Maggie must find out the truth about what happened all those years ago. In order to save her son and the young woman whose life hangs in the balance, she'll test the bonds of her community—and find out just how fragile they can be.

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"The compelling and true-to-life characters make this a great choice for mystery and suspense fans. Highly recommended." - Library Journal

"Unger's contemporary thriller offers solid entertainment, but lacks the tension of her 2008 stand-alone, Black Out." - Publishers Weekly

"Cleverly plotted and emotionally engaging." - Kirkus

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Lisa Unger Author Biography

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Lisa Unger is an award winning New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author. Her novels include Darkness, My Old Friend, Fragile, Die For You, Black Out, Sliver of Truth, and Beautiful Lies.

She was born in New Haven, Connecticut (1970) but grew up in the Netherlands, England and New Jersey. A graduate of the New School for Social Research, Unger spent many years living and working in New York City. She then left a career in publicity to become a full-time author. She now lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.

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