By Lisa Unger
Instant New York Times Bestseller, USA TODAY Bestseller, foreign mystery Writers most sensible Novel Finalist, Bookspan International publication of the Month, and Amazon most sensible Ten mystery of the Year.
What in case your relations used to be a lie? What in the event that your identify used to be a lie? What in case your complete existence was once only a pack of lovely Lies?
If Ridley Jones had slept ten mins later or had taken the subway rather than anticipating a cab, she might nonetheless be residing the lie she used to name her ideal lifestyles. as a substitute, she's within the improper position on the correct time to unharness a sequence of occasions that starts with a mysterious package deal on her doorstep. A package deal that informs her that her complete global is simply an phantasm. pressured to question every little thing she understands approximately herself, Ridley wanders into darkish territory, the place everyone seems to be hiding something.
Sexy and fast paced, appealing Lies is a real literary mystery. Lisa Unger takes us on a wide ranging journey within which each selection Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of results which are very unlikely to visualize.
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You think I got money to have the goddamn building rewired? ” she said when I complained. That pretty much put an end to that; I just made sure nothing in the apartment blocked my way to the fire escape. On the ground floor, in the narrow hallway that leads to the gated vestibule, there was a note on my mailbox, which I hadn’t visited since Friday out of sheer laziness. Too many magazines! chastised the red angry scrawl from my mailman. 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.
I envy her. When I look back on my life, I marvel at how it hasn’t been the major decisions that have most impacted its course. It’s been the tiny, seemingly inconsequential ones. Think about it. Think about the sudden events that have affected your life. With most of them, wasn’t it just a matter of seconds one way or the other? Wasn’t it the little decisions that caused you to cross this street or that, to move yourself into or out of harm’s way? These are the things that get you in the end. Who you marry, what you choose as your profession, how you were raised—yes, that is the big picture.
Besides, the guy I saw through the peephole interested me. As in: He was hot. I opened the door and looked at him. He was frowning, hands on his hips. You feel the chemistry, you know. It’s that little jolt that lets you know the sex would be good, very, very good. You feel it in your lungs and between your legs. It doesn’t really have anything to do with looks, but for the record: dark brown hair, almost black, cropped close to his head, so short it was really little more than stubble, deep brown eyes, candy lips I was already imagining in the little dip between my collarbone and my throat.