Under My Skin by Lisa Unger
A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by Park Row, 304 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- Can be hard to follow. Between time jumps, dream sequences, and confusing circumstances for the main character, this one can be a little difficult to keep track of. There were definitely moments where I was completely confused.
- Stream of consciousness doesn’t always work. There are times when I liked it but there were also times when it added to the confusion and the feeling like you didn’t know what was going on.
- Cliche phrases. I like when an author gets creative about their expressions so I tend to dislike when phrases are overused in a particular book. I did notice this happening a few times, including the character letting out a breath she didn’t know she was holding … twice.
What I Did Like:
- The confusion is what you’re supposed to be feeling. As off-putting as the confusion was, I was constantly aware of the fact that this is what the main character was feeling. That means the author did a great job of making you FEEL what the character was feeling. That’s a pretty cool technique.
- The ending was shocking. In a mystery book, I want to be surprised. I don’t want all the answers. Mission accomplished.
- Detective Grayson. He’s a solid character, even if he does play a minor role in this one. I like that he isn’t completely cliche and has a little personality to him.
Who Should Read This One:
- Readers who like feeling what the character is feeling and being surprised by an ending will like this one.