Beautiful Lies: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Crown Publishing Group, Apr 18, 2006 - Fiction - 384 pages
14 Reviews
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 . . . .


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.

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Just from tight plotting and talented writing. - Goodreads
A plot with twists and turns, mystery and romance. - Goodreads
The writing in this book is simply outstanding! - Goodreads
But not from any last minute plot devices. - Goodreads

Review: Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1)

User Review  - David Little - Goodreads

I read this book as part of a book club, and wasn't certain I was going to like it but it turned out pretty good. I plan to read the next two in the series. Beautiful Lies was Lisa Unger's first ... Read full review

Review: Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones #1)

User Review  - Theresa Leone Davidson - Goodreads

I enjoyed Unger's novel quite a bit. It is a suspenseful story of a single writer living in New York City who comes to discover that her entire past may be a lie, and it all happens because of one ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and international bestselling author. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 26 different languages.

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