Heartbroken: A Novel

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Crown, 2012 - Fiction - 370 pages
8 Reviews
A shattering new thriller about three women, strangers, on a heart-wrenching collision course none of them could have seen coming.

Long after anyone expected Kate to do anything with her life, she did. Using the journals left behind by her aunt and grandmother, she wrote a novel based on a very real generation-old love story that ended in tragedy. On the other side of town, Emily is about to set fire to her life. She's in a dead-end job and is involved with the wrong man; she can feel herself being drawn into darkness, with horrific consequences. With nowhere to go, she finds herself on the run.  Without knowing each other, and with lives that couldn't be more different, Kate and Emily head to the same point on the map: Heart Island, an idyllic place in the middle of a lake in the Adirondacks, owned for generations by Birdie Burke's family. The harsh and unyielding Birdie is at one with this island, which has a terrifying history all its own. She, too, has consequences to face.
     Heartbroken
is a tense, mesmerizing novel about the limits of dysfunctional families, of an island haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and of the all-too-real demons we must battle.  Wonderfully suspenseful, exquisitely crafted, and written with raw, emotional power, this is Lisa Unger at her very best.
 

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User Review  - CandyH - LibraryThing

HeartBroken is the story of Birdie and her family and Emily and her problems. This story becomes entertwined with many twists and turns to keep the reader on edge to the end. This is an excellent mystery. I truly devoured it and hope to read more Unger books, Read full review

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User Review  - Litfan - LibraryThing

Having read and loved Lisa Unger’s “Fragile,” I was excited for a chance to read “Heartbroken.” This novel is not quite as pulse-pounding as “Fragile,” but is nonetheless quite suspenseful. There is a ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 9
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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About the author (2012)

Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author.  Her novels have sold over one million copies in the United States and have been translated into twenty-six different languages.

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