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Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1)
Beautiful Lies - Ridley Jones, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Unger
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 brothe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307336682
ISBN-10: 0307336689
Publication Date: 4/18/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 140 ratings
Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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JanieK avatar reviewed Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Loved it! This book had me on the edge of my seat for days, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Let me see...it's not a lot of blood and gore mystery, it's not a scary bad guy that really creeps you out story or even that it's nicely romantic with them on the run. It's that the story is really well told. You open knowing that something horrible has shifted the sands of her life and then she backtracks you and it goes methodically along with small things happening here and there until all of a sudden, there is not one person she can trust and I really felt that. The story is not so hard to figure out, it's just that it's told well and you really don't want what she sees happening, to happen, I guess. It really was different...for me anyway. To me THAT is very scary...that your life can blow itself out of the water because of one or two steps that you make; you lose control. It reminded me of how I felt about 'Paranoia' by Joseph Finder, which I also really, really liked.
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Helpful Score: 4
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 any 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 lfie seems like a stranger. She has no idea who's on her side and who has something to hide -- even, and may especially, her new lover, Jake, who appears to have secrets of his own.
tish avatar reviewed Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1) on + 384 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
i really enjoyed this first try by the author and will be reading the series. the main character is thrust into the public eye when she does a good deed that is widely publicized. she is then sent into a world not of her choosing. she is on the run from a killer and the law all the time wondering if her parents are her real parents. good read
reviewed Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1) on + 636 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Initially, it was pretty good - definitely a different style and voice for the narrator of a thriller, but it became a rather tired tale very quickly. The plot was predictable with a solution lacking a basis in solid facts. Overall, it read more like a romance novel than a thriller. It was hokey, unimpressive and used unoriginal characters and relationships. All in all, I was rather disappointed. The most interesting thing was that the adoption motif of _Brothers & Sisters_ carried through to this book.
Lissa avatar reviewed Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1) on + 224 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
great book - there are others after this one that use the same characters
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macn avatar reviewed Beautiful Lies (Ridley Jones, Bk 1) on + 37 more book reviews
Lisa Unger is a really good suspense writer. I will read more books by her because the story captures you and you can't put it down.
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It took me about 100 pages to get into it, but once I was it hooked me.
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This book was a really good book, Very suspencful and always keeps you on your toes.


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