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Beautiful Lies (2006) [Novel]
by Lisa Unger Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Ridley Jones
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Beautiful Lies
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

Edition #1: Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Unger takes readers on a pulse-pounding ride through the Big Apple in this outstanding debut that will please both pace-obsessed thriller fans and those who want to savor the more subtle aspects of character development." Booklist
  • "Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle...The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended." Lee Child
  • "A stunning, powerful novel! Lisa Unger's taut prose grabs the reader from word one and never lets go. In this tantalizing tale of family suspense, beware of who you trust and be forewarned about what might happen next." Lisa Gardner
  • "A cozy, personable debut about a young New York City journalist who inadvertently begins to unravel her own identity...Cleverly handled suspense for chick-lit readers." Kirkus Reviews
  • "This stand-alone novel has a high-velocity plot that pulls the reader along...A complex and gripping story about the dark side of the best of intentions, Beautiful Lies is a satisfying thriller." St. Petersburg Times
  • "A tense exploration of what lies beneath the white picket fence of ordinary life. Harlan Coben has a new rival for his thriller crown." John Connolly
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Manifested in:

Beautiful Lies (April 18, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780307336682
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.42 x 1.36 in
Pages: 374

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