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Product Details

  • Series: Ridley Jones (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307338495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307338495
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,010,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

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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More About the Author

New York Times and international bestselling author LISA UNGER's accolades include selections as an International Thriller Writers "Best Novel" finalist, a Silver Medal winner in the Florida Book Awards, a Prix Polar International Award finalist, and a Target "Emerging Author." Her writing has been hailed as "stellar" (USA Today), "sophisticated" (New York Daily News) and "meaningful" (Washington Post) with "gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose" (Associated Press). Her novels have been named Indie Next, Walmart Book Club, Today, Good Morning America, Harper's Bazaar, Washington Life, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Publishers Weekly Best Book, International Book of the Month, and Amazon Top Ten Thriller picks. More than 1.7 million copies of her books have been sold in 26 languages.

Customer Reviews

I found the plot for both stories to be strong and entertaining, well written, and masterfully executed.
Tonja Franklin
The twists and turns in this book keep you hungry for more and you find it very hard to put this book down until you know how it is going to end!!!!
Tamara J. Reimund
Too add to the mess, some of the choices that the author has made for the storyline just seem so incredibly implausible.
Paul Arking

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ann M. Macpherson on April 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Everyone else has summarized this story so I won't get into the content of the book. I was debating in the beginning if I should continue reading this. It was a very slow and somewhat confusing start. Then suddenly--Bang----it went into full speed ahead and twisted around corners with a lot of fast paced excitement. I was rooting for Ridley and Jake, then for the FBI agent, Dylan Grace and hoping Max was really a "good" guy. But things kept changing. It's not a book to do power reading or fast skimming. You must read every line or you'll miss some of the action. Honest. And you don't want to miss any of this action----up until the very end.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back and enjoy every word. It's a great read-----a fun ride.
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Format: Hardcover
After a harrowing year of unexpected revelations that turn her life inside out, Ridley Jones is still adjusting to her new reality. The relationship that has served as her emotional support is crumbling, affection turning too often into heated exchanges. Jake, the handsome sculptor who came on the scene just when she needed him most, is bedeviled by his own issues, obsessed with his own need to come to terms with a harrowing past. Ridley has learned that she is a Project Rescue Baby, a child given up by a mother who could not protect her; but there is more to the stories of such victims, a dark side that hints of helpless children removed from unsafe families and sold to wealthy ones, a bartering of lives for profit. For Ridley, this information has been cataclysmic, her parents not her parents, her real father dead in a tragic accident.

As a freelance writer, Ridley has an innate curiosity about people and their hidden agendas, but she also has a disastrous love affair with denial and a strong streak of stubbornness that is the occasion of more than one life-threatening encounter. At loose ends after a shocking series of violent events, Ridley is slowly coming to terms with the impossibility of her relationship to Jake, although the physical attraction is still irresistible. Just as she is reclaiming herself and a changed identity markedly different from the one of her youth, the FBI appears, looking for answers to questions Ridley cannot bear to entertain. Is her real father still alive? Was his death a sham? And is he, in spite of her memories, more monster than man?

Overwhelmed by too much information, Ridley is torn between needing to know the terrible secrets of the past and her increasing desperation to deny the ugly truth.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Linda Burkins on March 13, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Jake's sexier than ever, and now he has competition from Dylan Grace. Ridley's still a little too self-pitying but ultimately resourceful and clever. She keeps stumbling into the middle of adventure allegedly against her will and then seems all too unwilling to turn things over to the "proper authorities," which sometimes strains credulity. But Lisa Unger has a great, compelling style that makes this book a fast, fun read. I was a little disappointed at how much of the plot turned out to be a rehash of "Beautiful Lies" - we're still obsessing over the evil adoption ring and there's more bad stuff about Ridley's real dad. I would have preferred to see Ridley dealing with some mystery outside her own orbit, but maybe she'll get a little less self-absorbed in the third book. There's a surprising twist about Jake that creates a lot of wonderful angsty scenes between the two of them. Despite his revelation, I'm still hoping to see more of him in Book Three - assuming there'll be one.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Betty L. Dravis VINE VOICE on May 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
Ever since I read her debut* novel, Beautiful Lies: A Novel, I have been a big fan of author Lisa Unger. BL was the first book in this trilogy and I hoped this second one, Sliver of Truth: A Novel, would be just as riveting.

Unger did not disappoint me! She proceeds with the intriguing story of Ridley Jones's search for her father without a hitch; same ease in writing with a voice so smooth it lulls you into the story with ease. Unger has discovered her true voice and I, for one, am convinced she will go far in the literary field.

Like the first book, Sliver of Truth: A Novel has everything: high drama, exciting action, likable, believable protagonists, and villains you love to hate. Not only is Unger great with dialog, she's a master at pacing the action, and her plot is quite original.

I held my breath, wondering if Ridley ever finds her father? Was her Uncle Max really her father? And was he dead, as she believed, or very much alive as everyone else believed? What did the FBI have to do with Uncle Max? The Armenian mob? And why did everyone want him? How did they use Ridley for their own purposes? And when everyone who attempted to help her ended up dead, how did our feisty heroine fight back?

Doesn't that sound like a winner? A blockbuster of a story? Well, it is! It's a riveting tale of intrigue that I couldn't put down, and I bet you won't be able to, either ... until you learn the answers to those questions for yourself.
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