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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Review - Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

This is the ideal scenario where the "what ifs" apply. What if Ridley Jones had left her apartment two minutes earlier or later. Yes, her life would definitely have not been the same. It would have continued in its harmless meandering to what it became.

Ridley Jones jumps into traffic to save a toddler. The pictures taken by a photo journalist who happened to be in the area became a topic in all the papers. It led to surprising events - not only the discovery of a long lost daughter but also the beginning of a romance with a private investigator with a past which he does not intend disclosing to Ridley, and a trail of someone who wants Ridley out of the way.

A debut novel with a lot of promise. This kind of suspense reading has not been my favourite genre but this was a surprise. It kept me interested right to the end. Not exactly chick lit though described by some as such, a romantic suspense mystery would be more my definition!

8 comments:

Harvee said...

I like suspense and mysteries and the fact that you liked it makes me want to look it up! Glad it was a good read for you.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I have this one, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. Thanks for posting about this one. Now, I want to pick it up.

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

What if scenarios can be very interesting, I think because we all have so many what ifs about our own lives.

bibliolathas said...

I enjoyed this one - it really zoomed along - when I read it some time ago, but was a bit disappointed by the follow-up novel.

Marce said...

This was my first by her and I enjoyed it, want to read the next now. I agree it was Romance Suspense.

Nicola said...

I've only read one of her books so far too, not this one, and I really enjoyed it. Will have to get round to reading more of her. Thanks for the reminder!

stacybuckeye said...

I read this when it came out and loved it. The sequel was good, but read it right away or you'll forget the details!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I've enjoyed all of this author's books. She really pulls me into her stories.