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Starred Review. Ridley Jones thought her faux uncle Max (who was actually her father) was long dead. But apparently, no one else did; not the FBI, the Armenian mob, the woman who identified Max's corpse, or Jones's boyfriend, Jake. Each want Max for different reasons, and Jones becomes the tool with which they hope to bring him out into the open. In an effort to figure everything out, Jones recruits contacts, but it seems every time she does, they end up dead. Unger's second novel featuring Jones packs a lot of action, humor and drama. Jenna Lamia improves these elements in this first-person novel with a light, smooth voice that fits with Jones personality. Within the first hour, Lamia's soft tone reverberates with attitude or sincerity depending on the context, while her ability to inject personality into the narrative aspects of the story makes it all the more enjoyable. She tackles accents, gender differentials and sarcasm with great ease, leaving listeners to lose themselves in Unger's tale of intrigue.
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*Starred Review* Unger's popular debut, Beautiful Lies (2006), introduced readers to Ridley Jones, a New York freelance writer who rescues a toddler who wanders onto a busy Manhattan street. The press attention Ridley's heroic act attracts brings to the surface a series of startling truths, which Ridley's adoptive parents have kept from her all her life. (They gained custody of Ridley through Project Rescue, an organization with links to organized crime.) Ridley's late, beloved uncle Max, it seems, was really her father, a complicated man with a dark, twisted side. In this sizzling sequel, a shadowy figure in a trio of photos prompts Ridley to wonder whether Max is indeed dead. Unger's plot bursts from the starting gate and never lets up, as Ridley pieces together the puzzle that is her past. Just a footstep or two behind her is rogue FBI agent Dylan Grace, who has his own distressing motivations for wanting to know Max's whereabouts. The deeper Ridley digs, the more she doubts herself and the "uncle" she thought she knew. But Ridley (who suggests a more serious version of Janet Evanovich's self-deprecating Stephanie Plum) is never deterred: "Sometimes there is only one choice in the pursuit of the truth; sometimes turning away just isn't an option." Allison Block
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This book is so convoluted that you may have trouble keeping up with what is going on; I know I did. But I stuck with it, and am so glad I did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Davis
Great sequel! Kept you on the edge of your seat. Hated to put it down!!Published 2 months ago by Lydia Massias
Not easily believable. This story has multi-agency spooks after one man. There are several deaths, some of them sloppy, that add to the circus of this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bookzilla
Sliver of Truth is about Ridley Jones, and how finding out after his death that her Uncle Max was actually her biological father, is trying to discover who he really was. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mrsgillies
Lisa Unger is one of my favorite authors. Love her characters.Published 8 months ago by connie schlaack
Read part one and enjoyed it.....this completed the mystery.....great characters, excitement, intrigue. Ridley's character is fearless and unrelenting! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Donna
Like to visualize that I am in the storyline not be read the story. It was average entertainment could've been better.Published 12 months ago by lori