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Beautiful Lies

A Novel
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia
Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If Ridley Jones had slept 10 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....

©2006 Lisa Unger (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Unger takes readers on a pulse-pounding ride through the Big Apple in this outstanding debut that will please both pace-obsessed thriller fans and those who want to savor the more subtle aspects of character development." (Booklist)
"With breathless speed, Unger is off on an action-packed journey of treachery and intrigue....The premise, that there is a dark side to the safe haven law, is deep as well as clever, and Unger plays it out thrillingly." (Publishers Weekly)

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Wonderful

This is a little gem - highly recommend it. The narrator is terrific too - not a long book but definitely held my interest!

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If you like formulas......

So so. I loved Jenna Lamia's narration , but the story line was predictable from the first. I could gave skipped this one and probably won't sign up for another Lisa Unger.

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  • Marsha
  • Maynard, MA, United States
  • 08-05-10

Predictable

I found the storyline a little too predictable - maybe I am getting cynical in my old age - but the thing that really bothered me was the narrator. She has a voice that sounds like a 12 year old. That makes some of the sensual scenes sound off.