Beautiful Lies : Ridley Jones

  • by Lisa Unger
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Kaye
  • Series: Ridley Jones
  • 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a true literary thriller featuring one of the freshest new voices 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... What if your family was a lie?
What if your name was a lie?
What if your whole life was just a pack of Beautiful Lies?
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 lie she used to call her perfect life. Instead, she's in the wrong place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that begins with a mysterious package on her doorstep. A package that informs her that her entire world is just an illusion. Forced to question everything she knows about herself, Ridley wanders into dark territory, where everyone is hiding something.


What the Critics Say

"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 savour the more subtle aspects of character development." ( Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Captivating collection of twists and turns

Would you listen to Beautiful Lies again? Why?

Yes. I think if I listened again I would discover different elements and aspects that I missed the first time. It's a complex story with interesting relationships and characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The way it unfolds from a normal everyday life into a story with drama, twists and intrigue.

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Kaye – was your favourite?

The central character, Ridley.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book concluded nicely and I felt the hope of a happy ending

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- Emma Tucker

Good Story

For the most part I enjoyed this book. The premise was interesting and how it unfolded was mostly believable. The main character, Ridley, a freelance journalist, didn't seem as inquisitive as I think journalists would have to be. She just accepted some shaky explanations at face value.
The narrator is good, I would definitley listen to her again.
The 'creepy/ atmospheric' music between chapters annoyed me throughout the book, and at 20+ chapters, that's fairly annoying.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd