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Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
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Beautiful Lies (2006)

by Lisa Unger

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Series: Ridley Jones (1)

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Really keeps you guessing. You can see where it's going easy enough, but telling the good guys from the bad guys - that's another thing all together. Just like Ridley, you won't know whom to trust. ( )
  DonnaB317 | Oct 7, 2014 |
Awesome book! What a thriller and a good story line-AND a local author as well! ( )
  Dmtcer | Jun 3, 2014 |
When Ridley Jones does a good deed and ends up in the news, she gets a package in the mail that turns her life upside-down. There are pictures, along with a note: “Are you my daughter?” Along with the new guy, Jake, who just moved in upstairs, Ridley tries to figure out what is going on.

This was a different sort of thriller, I thought. Yes, there were guns and murders and such, but also lies and secrets to figure out. I guess most thrillers have that, too, but this one had different kinds of secrets and lies. It made it very interesting and suspenseful for me. I wanted to know what would happen, what had happened, and what was going on. I liked the main character, Ridley, and felt badly for her about some of the choices she had to make. ( )
  LibraryCin | May 5, 2014 |
I have to say that I am a Lisa Unger fan. She writes solid stories, with well-developed characters. In this novel, a young woman has her whole life turned upside down while becoming involved in attempting to solve the mystery of her birth and early childhood. Solid writing, but sometimes gets a bit bogged down in the minutiae and unnecessary details. Overall, a very nice read. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Apr 5, 2014 |
Woman saves the life of a small boy and her parentage is called into question. Mob connections. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
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As he was anonymous, without a name . . . at all

orphan, quidam.


CYPRIAN K. NORWID
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For Jeffrey
You're everything. Always.
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There were times when she wished he were dead.
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Hij was anoniem, zonder naam...een en al
wees, quidam.


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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307388999, Mass Market Paperback)

Ridley Jones has been living a lie. A mysterious package showed up on her doorstep one morning and the beautiful lie she used to call her life was over. Suddenly, everyone in she knows feels like a stranger. She has no idea who's on her side and who has something to hide—even her new lover, Jake, might have disturbing secrets of his own.

Now she's determined to find out the truth, even if it means risking her life. Ridley embarks on a breathtaking pursuit where every choice she makes sets off a whirlwind of consequences that are as frightening as they are shocking.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:15 -0400)

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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 sends her on a dangerous quest.

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