Prolific crime writer Lisa Unger is fresh off the book tour for her latest novel, The Stranger Inside, about a former journalist and mother whose quiet suburban life is upended when she learns about a disturbing case that echoes a trauma from her childhood. The idea that sparked the book, Unger’s 17th, sprung from research she was doing for another novel.
The New York Times best-selling author always seems to have a book under way, with two new novels in the works for 2020 and 2021. Her busy publication schedule means making plenty of public appearances when she isn’t writing.
Unger, 49, finds it rewarding to go out on the road and meet readers in person, but she’s an introvert at heart.