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... show more
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 Lies is 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 SELECTIONA 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.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: December 5th 2006
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Ridley Jones (#1)
This was actually a reread. I first read this book a few years back and really enjoyed it. When I saw that Lisa Unger was coming to by local library, I picked up her new book and went back to reread this one. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around.
Typical story, typical ending.
I haven't had a lot of reading or reviewing time lately, so I'm late actually writing a review for this one. A friend gave Beautiful Lies to me because I like mysteries and she had enjoyed it. I too ended up liking this one. The mystery wasn't that difficult to figure out, but the story was very com...
Entertaining read with a good storyline. A little bit let down by a lingering ended, which didn't feel quite as well crafted as other aspects of the book, generally, though, a pretty enjoyable story.
in many ways, it is my special book. it is well written, the mystery is interesting. it was my first thriller/mystery. now i know that somethings in the novel don't add up completely, but it is fast paced and a quick read. i admit that aside from the nostalgia i don't remember alot, so i'd probably ...