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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Fragile by Lisa Unger


My second read of this author though I have been having her on my TBR for quite a while.

The setting is almost village like though it is just outside New York City. Everyone knows everyone and everyone's memories last a lifetime and beyond.

Maggie has returned to the Hollows and is a psychologist. She is very anxious about her clever son who seems to have drifted into a life of aimlessness, not even thinking of his future and college. His girlfriend is not someone she would choose for him but she is trying desperately to be fair and not comment, Her disappearance puts the entire family on the spot though her son Ricky's alibi is rock solid as he was at home throughout. Ricky's father Jones is the lead detective on the case but Maggie sees anxiety and vibes not quite right in her husband.

Multiple characters and a story and a mystery murder that went almost unsolved thirty years ago is remembered when Sarah a classmate of them all went missing, and then later her body was discovered raped and abused. Why these two very different cases are linked and how they are linked is the story in this book.

Long hidden ghosts in one's past dont stay hidden and in this case they certainly dont. It will tear apart the entire town, outlining a past that all of them will prefer to remain hidden. Though dormant it has affected all of them and not in a good way these past years. For some it is a relief that it is now out in the open for others it is the end of the road for their lives as they knew it.

Well written with a wide cast of characters all different, this was a good read.

Courtesy of Glen Waverley library.


  1. I've read a couple of her books and really liked them.

  2. Sounds good, I do like her books and have this one on my TBR list.

  3. I haven't read anything by Unger, but I do have at least one of her books on my TBR shelf. I am glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds like one I might like as well.

  4. I've wanted to read this author for a long time. I've heard so many great things about her books and this is one of my favorite genres.

  5. sounds like a goodie! HOpe you share it over with everyone at Books You loved: March. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  6. I've heard good things about this author but have never read any of her books. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  7. I've never read anything by her. This one sounds really good.