Beautiful Lies

Version: Abridged
Author: Lisa Unger
Narrator: Jenna Lamia
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Random House Audio Assets
Published In: April 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 40 minutes
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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 . . . .


A featured alternate selection of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild, and Rhapsody Book Club.

Also available as a Random House AudioBook, a Large Print edition, and an eBook.

Reviews (1)

Ear Candy

Written by Megan on January 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book was interesting and kept me fascinated which is what I am looking for in an audio book. I looked forward to getting back into my car and loved the sound of the reader's voice. The story wasn't too complicated, easy to follow and more simply: ear candy. Thank you Lisa for putting out a great book on CD!

Author Details

Author Details

Unger, Lisa

Lisa Unger lives in Florida with her husband and daughter.

"From the Hardcover edition."