By Lisa Unger
Instant New York Times Bestseller, USA TODAY Bestseller, overseas mystery Writers most sensible Novel Finalist, Bookspan International booklet of the Month, and Amazon best Ten mystery of the Year.
What in the event that your family members used to be a lie? What in case your identify was once a lie? What in the event that your entire existence was once only a pack of gorgeous Lies?
If Ridley Jones had slept ten mins later or had taken the subway rather than looking ahead to a cab, she may nonetheless be residing the lie she used to name her ideal existence. as an alternative, she's within the improper position on the correct time to unharness a series of occasions that starts off with a mysterious package deal on her doorstep. A package deal that informs her that her complete international is simply an phantasm. compelled to query every little thing she understands approximately herself, Ridley wanders into darkish territory, the place everyone seems to be hiding something.
Sexy and fast moving, appealing Lies is a real literary mystery. Lisa Unger takes us on a panoramic trip during which each selection Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of outcomes which are very unlikely to visualize.
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I could barely open the box because it was stuffed full of envelopes, bills, junk mail, catalogs, copies of Time, Newsweek, New York magazine, and Rolling Stone. With effort I pulled everything out and ran back up the three flights to my apartment, unlocked the door, and threw everything inside, then locked the door and left again. You’re saying to yourself, Do I need to know all of this, all the minutiae of her leaving the building? But these two encounters, the tiny choices I made heading out to the street, changed everything.
And I began to sort. It was relaxing in its mindlessness, the simple act of sifting through, putting items into their place. Then I came across an eight-by-ten envelope with my name and address handwritten in a black scrawl, no return address. There was something about it, even though it was an utterly innocuous manila envelope. In retrospect, it seemed to radiate a warning, to throb with a kind of malice, which I naturally ignored. I sliced the top open cleanly with a letter opener and removed three pieces of paper.
I watched the van continue up First Avenue, never slowing, as if the whole drama that had played out before it had gone completely unnoticed by the driver. My body was tense, my teeth gritted with determination and fear, but I relaxed when I heard the little boy cry, saw him looking at me with terror. His mother ran over and grabbed him from me, sobbing into his little jacket. His tears turned from whimpers into a howl as if something primal told him that he’d just averted a great darkness. At least for now.
Beautiful Lies (Vintage Crime Black Lizard) by Lisa Unger