Black Out by Lisa Unger
A Novel

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As Black Out spirals through one shock after another, it becomes increasingly clear that not only can Annie trust no one else, she can't always trust herself.
-Tampa Bay Times

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Fans of thrillers with unreliable narrators like THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and GONE GIRL will devour BLACK OUT! Entertainment Weekly calls it a "hurricane of a thriller" and the Today show names it a Top 10 Summer Read!

When my mother named me Ophelia, she thought she was being literary. She didn't realize she was being tragic.

On the surface, Annie Powers's life in a wealthy Floridian suburb is happy and idyllic. Her husband, Gray, loves her fiercely; together, they dote on their beautiful young daughter, Victory. But the bubble surrounding Annie is pricked when she senses that the demons of her past have resurfaced and, to her horror, are now creeping up on her. These are demons she can't fully recall because of a highly dissociative state that allowed her to forget the tragic and violent episodes of her earlier life as Ophelia March and to start over, under the loving and protective eye of Gray, as Annie Powers. Disturbing events--the appearance of a familiar dark figure on the beach, the mysterious murder of her psychologist--trigger strange and confusing memories for Annie, who realizes she has to quickly piece them together before her past comes to claim her future and her daughter.
 

About Lisa Unger

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Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six different languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com.
 
Published May 27, 2008 by Broadway Books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction
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Book Reporter

Good
on Dec 22 2010

A thriller, with more twists than a cage full of snakes.

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Booklist Online

Above average
on Apr 01 2008

The author makes up for an occasionally awkward narrative with the compelling character of Annie.

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Tampa Bay Times

Good
on May 24 2008

As Black Out spirals through one shock after another, it becomes increasingly clear that not only can Annie trust no one else, she can't always trust herself.

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Helium

Excellent
on Aug 27 2010

You can't go wrong with this fast-paced and exciting thriller

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Reviewing the Evidence

Excellent

I have no hesitation in recommending such a well written book to crime fiction aficionados.

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