Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger audiobook

Beautiful Lies: A Novel

By Lisa Unger
Read by Ann Marie Lee

Random House Audio

The Ridley Jones Series: Book 1

12.84 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415934067

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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Summary

Summary

A 2007 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Novel

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 . . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle . . . The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended. Lee Child, author of One Shot
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
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
“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, New York Times bestselling author
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
“Her engaging narrative wins us over.” Entertainment Weekly
“Unger’s plot twists and turns will force you to stay up past your bedtime, just as you do with the books of a more seasoned James Patterson or Michael Connelly.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“One of this season’s hottest new thrillers.” New York Post
“A high-velocity plot that pulls the reader along on Ridley’s dangerous quest, and Unger skillfully keeps her, and us, guessing about whom to trust…A complex and gripping story about the dark side of the best of intentions, Beautiful Lies is a satisfying thriller.” St. Petersburg Times
“An outstanding suspense/thriller containing that rare combination of fast-paced action coupled with marvelous character development.” Roanoke Times
“[An] intriguing premise…complemented by a likable, chatty heroine about whom the reader can’t help but care.” Sun-Sentinel
“A fresh, likable voice.” Detroit Free Press
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“A high-wire balance of tension and resolution.” Baltimore Sun
Beautiful Lies is a heartfelt thriller full of twists, turns, and truths—truths about the terrible ways families deceive themselves. Lisa Unger writes with precision and insight—she’s a welcome new voice in suspense fiction.” Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author
“This mystery’s surprising twists will make your jaw drop.” Cosmopolitan
“Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle. The best nail-biter I have read in ages.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A tightly written thriller…The action is depicted with satisfying breathlessness.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Perfect pitch, characters we can recognize as versions of ourselves…Lip-smacking good.” Chicago Tribune

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Author Bio: Lisa Unger

Author Bio: Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is an award-winning internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold over two million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 12.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English