Beautiful Lies

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Vintage Books, 2008 - Fiction - 444 pages
2 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 tiny cracks 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, she has no idea who's on her side and who has something to hide--even, and maybe especially, her new lover.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A cozy, personable debut about a young New York City journalist who inadvertently begins to unravel her own identity.Ridley Jones's 15 minutes of fame occur when she leaves her East Village apartment ... Read full review

Decent but predictable thriller!

User Review  - Sean from Ohio - Borders

Lisa Unger's debut is decent but the overall plot was pretty predictable. The writing style bothered me at times with Ridley Jones, the main charcater, talking to the reader for reasons unknown. All that being said, it wasn't bad, just a little formulaic. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Lisa Unger was born in Hartford, Connecticut, but grew up in Holland and England. A graduate of The New School for Social Research, Unger spent many years living and working in New York City. In 2000, she left a career in publicity to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.

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