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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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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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Synopsis:

An impulsive good deed transforms the mundane life of Ridley Jones, a young New York City writer, when she receives a mysterious package that forces her to question everything she knows about herself and her family and sends her on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth that could leave her running for her life. A first novel. 100,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

A stunning, powerful novel Lisa Unger's taut prose grabs the reader from word one and never lets go. In this tantalizing tale of family suspense, beware of who you trust and be forewarned about what might happen next. -Lisa Gardner, author of Alone

A tense exploration of what lies beneath the white picket fence of ordinary life. Harlan Coben has a new rival for his thriller crown. -John Connolly, author of The Black Angel

Beautiful Lies is a heartfelt thriller full of twists, turns, and truths. . . . Lisa Unger writes with precision and insight-she's a welcome new voice in suspense fiction. —Jeff Abbott, author of Panic

At last, a riveting suspense novel filled with psychological insight and amazing wisdom. Lisa Unger is a literate, savvy writer, and Beautiful Lies is a find Read it now -Margaret coel, author of Eye of the Wolf

Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended. -Lee Child, author of One Shot

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About the Author

Lisa Unger lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307341822
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Shaye Areheart Books
Credits:
Hampshire, Susan
Credits:
Mackenzie, Alastair
Author:
Unger, Lisa
Subject:
Fiction-Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction-Psychological
Subject:
Fiction : Psychological
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
East Village (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060418
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
374

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 374 pages Random House Incorporated - English 9780307341822 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An impulsive good deed transforms the mundane life of Ridley Jones, a young New York City writer, when she receives a mysterious package that forces her to question everything she knows about herself and her family and sends her on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth that could leave her running for her life. A first novel. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , A stunning, powerful novel Lisa Unger's taut prose grabs the reader from word one and never lets go. In this tantalizing tale of family suspense, beware of who you trust and be forewarned about what might happen next. -Lisa Gardner, author of Alone

A tense exploration of what lies beneath the white picket fence of ordinary life. Harlan Coben has a new rival for his thriller crown. -John Connolly, author of The Black Angel

Beautiful Lies is a heartfelt thriller full of twists, turns, and truths. . . . Lisa Unger writes with precision and insight-she's a welcome new voice in suspense fiction. —Jeff Abbott, author of Panic

At last, a riveting suspense novel filled with psychological insight and amazing wisdom. Lisa Unger is a literate, savvy writer, and Beautiful Lies is a find Read it now -Margaret coel, author of Eye of the Wolf

Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended. -Lee Child, author of One Shot

From the Hardcover edition.

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