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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,313 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Unger Narrator: Amanda Carlin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] insidious psychological thriller.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • Heartbroken has all the makings of a high-wire thriller.  But it’s the twisted psyches of its main characters that really unsettle…Unger expertly shows how quiet betrayals can rupture a life as deeply as an act of violence.”

    People

  • “Stellar…Heartbroken should be on everyone’s summer to-read list.  For best results, read it alone on an island on a dark and stormy night.”

    USA Today

  • “Unger skillfully builds the fissures of each of [her characters’] lives as she illustrates the power of the heart and the corrosive nature of lies.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Unger delivers compelling, fully drawn characters while at the same time putting the thrill in thriller. A first-class page-turner.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Paula | 2/11/2014

    " I love a story that takes several characters that seem to be unrelated and have them all careen into one another for interesting results. Quick read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jenn Vito | 2/7/2014

    " Have never read this author before and don't know what the big fuss is. So many gaping holes and unanswered story lines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Charla | 2/2/2014

    " Meh. Not great, skimmed the last 150 pages because I really didn't care enough to read in detail. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mazzy | 2/1/2014

    " Should have been called 'bad domesticity', frightfully mundane and unlikeable characters, and not so much of a thrill than a faked squeal... The writing is okay, but it doesn't hang together resulting in a bit of a forgettable read. "

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