Beautiful Lies: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 18, 2006 - Fiction - 384 pages
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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 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 . . . .


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Life doing a 180

User Review  - lyndapak - Borders

I don't know what I would do if my life as I know it was turned completely upside down. Would I have the strength that Ridley has to trust someone who she's known for a very short time or to second ... Read full review

Couldn't Stop Reading It....

User Review  - OnIslandTime - Borders

I only downloaded this book because it was inexpensive and I was trying out the Boarders App on my phone to see if I liked reading a book from it, by the way love it. From the second I started reading ... Read full review

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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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