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Publisher Description

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 . . . .

Fiction & Literature
April 18
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Shane 1948 ,

Beautiful Lies

Although I immensely enjoyed this book, I am not giving it the highest rating for two reasons:
1. Parts of the book seemed too incredible.
2. The protagonist’s moods and reactions seemed inconsistent at times, which the author attempted to cover with statements like, “Didn’t I just say....”
For the most part, the protagonist seemed credible and likable. Her descriptions of NYC—the smells, the characters, the street scenes—were perfect.
I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys mysterious adventures!
Ray Restaino

Findingchristina ,

This authors best book

It's been a while since I read beautiful lies but I still recall its story and that it is an excellent book. Very hard to put down. A must read.

Peter 14 ,

Great Story

Really enjoyed this story about our choices in life and the consequences. This may hit home for many of us.

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