Monday, September 6, 2010

Fragile by Lisa Unger

Fragile by Lisa Unger is about Charlene, a missing and troubled teenager from a small town.  It's also about Sarah, another girl who went missing years before in the same town.  The story is told in the past when Sarah was a teenager and attended school with many of the main characters, and also in the present as these same characters are the parents of Charlene's classmates.  Maggie, a local psychologist, is married to the town's lead detective.  They both went to school with Sarah, and now their son is dating Charlene.

Lisa Unger writes great suspense novels that I always enjoy, and this one did not disappoint me.  Each layer of this story kept me reading.  It was impossible to find a good stopping point.  It did seem like the book jacket gave too much plot. Skip over the jacket description if you can deal with that temptation.  Some parts of this novel were pretty predictable, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment.  One thing that I really like about this author is that she doesn't do the quickie conclusion and wrap everything up in 4 pages as some authors seem to always do.  She takes time to connect the dots with all of her storylines, and I find myself much more satisfied with her endings.  I would rate this as very good, 4/5.


TheBookGirl said...

Great point about the book jacket Christine...that's really helpful to know. Sounds like a winner -- I'm sure you're glad after being disappointed by your previous read.

Literary Feline said...

I've heard great things about Lisa Unger's novels but I haven't yet read one. I am glad to see that you enjoyed this one, Christine.

BookAddict said...

I just ordered this one. Can't wait to read it!!

Christine said...

I really think that this is one that you will enjoy. It seems like a "Sharon book". ;)