Fragile: Book summary and reviews of Fragile by Lisa Unger

Fragile

A Novel

by Lisa Unger

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Fragile by Lisa Unger
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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 the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of seventeen novels, including The Stranger Inside. With millions of readers worldwide and books published in twenty-six languages, Lisa Unger is widely regarded as a master of suspense. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few writers including Ruth Rendell and Agatha Christie. The Edgar-nominated Under My Skin is also a finalist for the prestigious Hammett Prize, and the Macavity Award for Best Novel. And the original short story "The Sleep Tight Motel" is a #1 bestselling single.

Unger's critically acclaimed books have been voted "Best of the Year" or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon, IndieBound and many others. Her writing has ...

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