Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
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Instant New York Times Bestseller, USA TODAY Bestseller, International Thriller Writers Best Novel Finalist, Bookspan International Book of the Month, and Amazon Top Ten Thriller of the Year.

What if your family was a lie? What if your name was a lie? What if your whole life was just a pack of Beautiful Lies?

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 lie she used to call her perfect life. Instead, she's in the wrong place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that begins with a mysterious package on her doorstep. A package that informs her that her entire world is just an illusion. Forced to question everything she knows about herself, Ridley wanders into dark territory, where everyone is hiding something.

Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a true literary thriller. Lisa Unger takes us on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine.
 

About Lisa Unger

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Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 1.5 million copies and have been translated into twenty-six different languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com.
 
Published April 18, 2006 by Broadway Books. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Ridley’s face is plastered over the news for days, thrilling her New Jersey parents and former fiancé Zack, whom she dumped in order to become her own person.

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Unger's well-crafted, suspenseful debut fiction, in which a bright, resourceful young woman finds her everyday world turned upside down in true Harlan Coben–thriller fashion, is done no favors by this off-kilter audio rendition.

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BC Books

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A story about the perilousness of the truth and how lies are the beautiful pieces keeping us together.

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If Ridley can't trust anyone around her anymore, should the reader trust what s/he is being told?

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Book Reporter

Happy with her East Village apartment, surrounded by a loving family, Ridley's only real trouble is her wayward older brother Ace, a drug addict who has been cut off from the rest of the family and who regularly disappears into the underbelly of Manhattan, reappearing only when he needs Ridley to...

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Entertainment Weekly

After a NYC journo rescues a toddler and makes the papers, she receives ominous letters suggesting there are secrets in her past.

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

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Reviewing the Evidence

Like Alice's descent into the rabbit hole, Ridley is spun into a world for which she has no preparation -- falsified parenthoods, baby abduction, false identities, sham facilities to rescue abused children, abused children kidnapped and sold to childless couples.

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