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.

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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 "30 something avid audiobooker! Also love to read the real things sometimes too! Listen while commuting and drifting off to sleep"

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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- LINDA "I read books as well as listening to them."

Book Details

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