The Power Of Dreams
Under My Skin by Lisa Unger is a fabulous contemporary psychological crime thriller that I just could not put down.
The story is a study of grief. “I don’t have a home. I have a place where I live, but not a home.” It is a grief so raw that it clings like a fog, from which it is impossible to emerge. “Until you let your husband go, no one else will measure up.” But what happens if you do not want to let him go?
As part of a couple, it feels like a limb has been severed. “Widowed… it defines me by the loss of my husband.” So much of life was wrapped up as a couple, that losing one’s mate gives a feeling of lostness. Life continues but it seems hard to see how you can go on. “There’s life on the other side of this for you.”
There is a crime to solve. As characters struggle to find answers, so the reader looks for clues.