Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies

A Novel

Book - 2006
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If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. She would still be the privileged daughter of a doting father and a loving mother. Her life would still be perfect--with only the tiny cracks of an angry junkie for a brother and a charming drunk with shady underworld connections for an uncle to mar the otherwise flawless whole. But that's not what happened. Instead, those inconsequential decisions lead her to perform a good deed that puts her in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door--a package which informs her that her entire world is a lie. Suddenly forced to question everything she knows about herself and her family, Ridley wanders into dark territory she never knew existed, where everyone in her life seems like a stranger. She has no idea who's on her side and who has something to hide--even, and maybe especially, her new lover, Jake, who appears to have secrets of his own. Sexy and fast-paced,Beautiful Liesis a true literary thriller with one of the freshest voices and heroines to arrive in years. Lisa Unger takes us on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine . . . . AN INTERNATIONAL BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH SELECTION A featured alternate selection of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild, and Rhapsody Book Club. Also available as a Random House AudioBook, a Large Print edition, and an eBook.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307336682
0307336689
9780307336828
Branch Call Number: FIC
FIC
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 24 cm

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Pisinga
Feb 21, 2015

Almost in every page of this book there is a desire to scream "Stop it. We already know how difficult is for you - the revealing about your real origin!"

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yorkiebj
Aug 16, 2014

The author develops the characters extremely well. The plot is fast paced!
Enjoyed the author's reflections on different aspects of life.

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lpreston214
Oct 29, 2012

I liked this book and its characters. It is worth sticking with. If you do you will find out the protagonist's "attractive, fit, nice, and wealthy boyfriend" is not all he appears to be. Also the love interest is a good guy and it is worth looking beyond tattoos and biceps (and why should that matter?). This is my 2nd book by Unger and I liked it much better than Die For You. The ending might leave a little to be desired but I felt it was realistic if not all wrapped up neatly.

zed33 May 10, 2011

Good book with lots of twists and turns. The narrator and the reader have no idea who to trust. There is plenty of unanswered questions at the end, so be prepared to also read Sliver of Truth, the second Ridley Jones book. I really enjoyed these books and read the two of them in four days.

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