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Sliver of Truth (Ridley Jones) Paperback – March 25, 2008
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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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Riley has gone through a lot after finding out about Project Rescue and it is having an effect on both her and her relationships, particularly with her parents and Jake, someone she believes is a Project Rescue baby. But not all things are what they seem, and the "ghost" of her Uncle Max puts her in danger. The revelations that come out at the end are somewhat surprising, and you really start to feel for poor Riley and also wonder who she can trust and who she cannot.
I thoroughly enjoyed Beautiful Lies and was equally enthralled with Sliver of Truth. It held my attention from start to finish, and gave me a couple of surprises too. There are a few things that I found "bothersome" but not enough to take away from the suspense and excitement of the plot and what Riley goes through. I do like the way Lisa Unger writes her characters, especially Riley.
Again, read Beautiful Lies first as although certain things are "explained" in Sliver, it is better understood with the first book read