Under My Skin by Lisa Unger

Under My Skin

What if the nightmares are actually memories?It's been a year since Poppy's husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn't recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack?The...

Details Under My Skin

TitleUnder My Skin
Release DateOct 1st, 2018
PublisherPark Row
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Under My Skin

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Hypnagogia - the state between sleep and consciousness. Twilight. When you‘re dreaming...yet somewhat awake.Poppy is a recent widow. Last year she lost her husband to a violent death. Her life since has been a series of breakdowns and desperate attempts at crawling back to a life she no longer recognizes. The police have no clues why her husband Jack was targeted and killed. To make matters worse, she now has the feeling there’s a hooded figu...
  • Berit☀️✨
    This book was one WILD and CRAZY RIDE!!!This is the kind of book you need to finish in order two truly see the brilliance... The beginning of the book was like sifting through fog... nothing was clear, I was confused as to what exactly was going on... were these Poppy’s dreams? memories? delusions?? I was as confused if not more than Poppy and her drug and grief addled brain... but once the fog cleared I realized this was done by the author by ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I'm a huge Lisa Unger fan, but this one just wasn't my favorite of her novels to date. I found myself a little confused in the first half; I had to go back to sections and double check what I had read which became tedious. It's quite possible I'm over the psychological thrillers that have a dream sequence plot, and that's on me. Not a bad read, but left me feeling underwhelmed in comparison to all the other novels by Unger that I've read. Full re...
  • Debra
    "I wonder if anyone notices that I am a ghost in my life."Poppy's husband, Jack, was murdered one year ago during his morning run in the park. After his funeral, Poppy disappeared. Her best friend and Mother were concerned and even more worried when Poppy showed up wearing a red dress, confused and with no memory as to where she was during those missing three days. Hospitalized with a "nervous breakdown", Poppy recovers but still does not have an...
  • Susanne Strong
    4 Stars.A Crazy Compelling Psychological Thriller!Poppy lost her husband Jack a year ago now - when he was murdered in what the police say was a random event, though they don’t have any answers as to what happened to him. Poppy, can’t let go of what she lost that fateful night and unfortunately she can’t remember a thing about what happened immediately thereafter, as she disappeared for a few days and everything is still a blur.Now her drea...
  • Holly B
    I have enjoyed a few of Lisa Unger's novels and I was really looking forward to this one. This one is about Poppy, who is searching for her husband's killer.It has been a year since her husband was murdered while on his morning jog, and Poppy is struggling to make sense of it. She is determined to get answers. As she dreams/has nightmares she can't seem to reconcile if they are actually "memories" of events that could be helpful in solving his mu...
  • Jenny
    It has been explained thoroughly. All options have been explored and dismissed. The outcome is inevitable. Yet when this anticipated death arrives, we are stunned and shaken.If prior warning of deaths arrival stuns us, imagine the effect of a sudden violent murder can be to the loving wife of the victim.Poppy Lang, the heroine of Under My Skin, waved goodby to her husband, Jack, as he sets off on an early morning jog through Riverside Park. Hours...
  • Erin
    Lisa Unger has written sixteen novels and it's a travesty that I have only read three of them. Because OMFG this was really good! It literally competed with waiting for the Quebec election results. Not an easy task since I love my politics. Also, whom ever is responsible for selecting book covers for Unger needs a nice vacation or a raise because suspense books shouldn't be this eye catching gorgeous but these definitely are. No need to rehash th...
  • Selene
    Genre: Mystery/ThrillerPOV/s: First-person, singularTriggers? No.Tone: Defeated HEA? (view spoiler)[Yes. (hide spoiler)]Poppy Lang’s life is in disarray two days after her husband’s funeral. She has a nervous breakdown and can’t recall where she was or what she was doing after Jack was laid to rest. These unaccounted hours are what this story is centered around.This story picks up a year after Jack’s death. Poppy has completed a short sti...
  • Monica
    Really fantastic!! I've read Lisa Unger before and she never disappoints!! The characters in this book feel so real and believable. I felt their struggles and frustrations. The ending was a complete surprise, as all good mysteries should be. I highly recommend this book for all psychological thriller book lovers! Special thanks to NegGalley for the advanced reader's copy in exchange for my honest review.
  • Lisa Gardner
    Lisa Unger is one of my favorite suspense novelists. I love this very Hitchcockian tale of a recently widowed woman, still searching for the truth behind her husband's recent murder.
  • Brenda
    3.5★sIn the time since her husband, Jack’s brutal murder, almost a year prior, Poppy had spiraled into depression; lost days that she had no memory of; moved out of their comfortable and well-loved home to a stark and sterile apartment; and tried to keep the business that she and Jack owned, running. Poppy’s visits to her psychologist were regular and calming but once she was back into her life, her uncertainties and grief continued. Poppy...
  • Amanda
    Poppy’s husband Jack was killed whilst out jogging in Manhattan’s Riverside Park. Poppy is not coping with her loss and is dependent on sleeping pills,unsure whether her dreams are dreams or reality that she has forgotten about.It was a real life sliding doors moment, if she had of gone for a jog with Matt would he still be alive?This story was like peeling an onion, every layer revealed another layer as memories were retrieved. I wasn’t su...
  • Selena
    I received a free e-copy of Under My Skin by Lisa Unger from Net Galley for my review. An exciting and twisty psychological thriller that will keep you reading and wanting more.
  • Kendall
    So, I've heard nothing but fantastic things about Lisa Unger. I was ecstatic to get my hands on an early arc of Lisa's newest book.I found myself a tad bit confused in the beginning and had to check couple of times that the characters matched up etc. This became a tad annoying for me and tad tedious. It's a high probability that I may just be a little over psychological thrillers?? haha Poppy's husband was murdered to a random event as the police...
  • Pauline
    Under my Skin by Lisa Unger is a psychological thriller about Poppy who's husband Jack is murdered one morning while he is out running.Poppy is determined to find out who the killer is and why this has happened. Unfortunately she is having nightmares and is taking a lot of pills. She thinks someone is stalking her and she is having blackouts and losing time. I found this book really confusing and this affected my enjoyment of the book.I would lik...
  • Bkwmlee
    3.5 stars Last year, while searching for a book to complete an A to Z Author challenge I was doing, I came across author Lisa Unger’s latest psychological suspense novel The Red Hunter , which ended up being a thrill-ride of a book that I enjoyed from beginning to end and found very difficult to put down. Not surprisingly, when I heard that Unger would have a new book out this year, another psychologicaI suspense thriller entitled Under My Sk...
  • Helen Power
    A year ago, Poppy’s husband was brutally murdered while out for an early-morning jog. Poppy can’t remember what happened to her in the days following his death. She hasn’t been the same ever since.  At night, she’s having terrible nightmares, and during the day, she keeps seeing a hooded man who follows her everywhere. But how much of this is real? Are the nightmares memories? Does the hooded man even exist? But, most importantly, does P...
  • Lisa
    A intentional confusing psychological thriller that may just get under your skinSUMMARYPoppy‘s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during a morning run in Manhattan. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spirals into a dark depression and disappears for several days, only to turn up disheveled and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn’t recognize. She can’t remember where she was or who she was with. She was hospitalized with a nervous b...
  • Amy
    Talk about a book that will make your head spin!! I will admit for the first bit I was slightly confused but I think that’s mostly due to the fact the Unger is such a fantastic writer that she just drew me into the tangled web that is Poppy’s life so wholly. Once I caught on I was utterly hooked, and found myself totally caught up and invested in this one.I haven’t so strongly felt a characters paranoia and unease since The Woman in the Win...
  • Judy
    Lisa Unger is a new favorite author for me. This is the third book I've read by her and all of them have been really good! Poppy was a good character who was dealing with the fact that her husband was murdered and the case hasn't been solved. Poppy had a breakdown and had to get help from a counsellor as well as medication to help her sleep which she is mixing with pills her friend Layla gave her and alcohol. Poppy thinks someone is following her...
  • Wendy
    Lisa Unger is one of my go to author's when I want a intriguing mystery/thriller. She did not disappoint with Under My Skin.This is the story of recently widowed Poppy and the search for the truth behind her husband, Jack's murder.Told in present, past and dreams/hallucinations it is confusing at times leaving the reader wondering what is reality and what is a dream. It all gets sorted out in the end giving us a very satisfying conclusion. Well-w...
  • Alafair Burke
    How do we know the difference between memories and nightmares? Under My Skin is a twisty, captivating psychological thriller that explores the lingering toll of grief and the enduring power of love and loyalty. This is Lisa Unger at the top of her game.
  • JuJu (Julie)
    3.5 ⭐‘s. Haunting suspense with a touch of paranormal! Poppy narrates the story, alternating between past, present, dreams and memories—sometimes unexpectedly. At times I wasn’t sure which of these I was reading, and felt as confused as Poppy! I would have given it a higher rating if some of the transitions were easier to follow. However, when I wasn’t confused, I was totally enthralled by Lisa’s storytelling.Poppy tells us about her ...
  • Kristy K
    It feels like I haven't finished a book in weeks. Under My Skin had the unfortunate luck of being read during my reading slump and busy work month. This may have contributed to my lackluster feelings about the book; I'm not sure. I do know that I struggled with the first half of the book, and I found part of the ending a little over the top, but overall it was an enjoyable read.I have an issue with books that use insomnia or pill popping to make ...
  • Tammie
    Under My Skin was a solid 4 stars for me. A psychological thriller that centers around main character Poppy. Poppy is in a bad place-ever since her husband was brutally murdered by some unknown assailant, she has been coping by sleeping very little and taking pills. Worse, most likely due to the lack of sleep and the pills, she can’t always separate reality from the imaginary and is prone to blackouts and flashbacks.Throughout the book, Poppy i...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    It's been a year since Poppy lost her husband, Jack, who was brutally murdered during a run through Manhattan's Riverside Park. She has never truly gotten over his death. And stranger still is the fact that Poppy disappeared after the funeral and later shows up in a tight red dress before collapsing. Poppy doesn't have a clue to what happened to her during those days, and the murder of Jack is still unsolved. Poppy is having nightmares and blacko...
  • Lisa
    There’s almost always a single germ for each of my novels. A moment, a line of poetry, a news story, a piece of junk mail . What happens next is -- a bit odd. I start to hear a voice, or a couple of voices. And these voices draw me through my narrative. I don’t have an outline. I don’t know who is going to show up each day or what they are going to do. And I certainly don’t know how the book is going to end.For UNDER MY SKIN, it wasn’t ...
  • Sherri Thacker
    Under My Skin is about a woman who has lost her husband in a horrific crime one early morning while he was jogging. The story goes back and forth between the real time and her dreams but she can’t figure out what was real, what was a dream. I found myself getting confused many times during this book but I wanted to find out if they found the killer(s). I enjoyed this book and will look for more books written by Lisa Unger. Thanks to the publish...