“Intricate and nuanced—on par with the best top-flight psychological suspense.” —L.A. Times
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies.
Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selena’s station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again.
Then the nanny disappears.
As Selena is pulled into the mystery of what happened, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, she begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what she’ll discover…
Looking for more gripping suspense? Check out Under My Skin and The Stranger Inside, also from New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Unger.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This frantic mystery puts a whole new spin on the age-old warning “don’t talk to strangers.” Selena Murphy is seething with anger when she gets on the late train home and sits down next to a charming woman named Martha. Selena shares with the sympathetic stranger that her husband is having an affair with the nanny, prompting Martha to make an offhand comment that, disturbingly, comes true. As Selena gets drawn into a shocking plot involving her husband, her family, and a series of past deceits, thriller veteran Lisa Unger expertly uses multiple points of view to reveal one twisted secret after another. Unger ratchets up the pressure and we really empathize with Selena—she feels so multidimensional and real. Narrator Vivienne Leheny’s sultry delivery underpins the slowly escalating tension. We couldn’t wait to hear what happened next—even when we were terrified to learn the truth.