Gripping, diabolical, dark, spectacular. Lisa Unger’s In the Blood is the best thriller I’ve read this year. It could easily be the best thriller I’ve ever read. It pulls you in like quicksand–slowly, seductively, and before you know it, you can’t escape. Not that you want to. I found myself wishing I could read faster, that I could fly through it. I needed to know what happened on the next page, and the one after. I understand most book reviews delve deeply into the story, that they give a full accounting of the book–how good it is, what the reviewer thought. To do that here would undermine all the tenets of a good review. It’s impossible to write about In the Blood without spoiling it. My review? It’s up there in the first three sentences. The book’s not out until January 2014–I received an advance review copy at Book Expo America. My advice? Go to Amazon or wherever you order your books. Put that order in and forget about it until the book comes out. Stay away from any and all reviews. It’s the only way you’ll fully appreciate this book. You’ll thank me later. I promise.
Note: This is the first Lisa Unger thriller I’ve read. I’ll be sure to put the rest of her works on my reading list.