By Lisa Unger
Instant New York Times Bestseller, USA TODAY Bestseller, overseas mystery Writers top Novel Finalist, Bookspan International e-book of the Month, and Amazon best Ten mystery of the Year.
What in case your kinfolk was once a lie? What in case your identify used to be a lie? What in case your entire lifestyles was once only a pack of lovely Lies?
If Ridley Jones had slept ten mins later or had taken the subway rather than looking forward to a cab, she may nonetheless be residing the lie she used to name her excellent lifestyles. as an alternative, she's within the fallacious position on the correct time to unharness a series of occasions that starts with a mysterious package deal on her doorstep. A package deal that informs her that her whole global is simply an phantasm. pressured to question every thing she is aware 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 wide ranging journey within which each selection Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of results which are most unlikely to visualize.
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The only way she could be sure the answer was yes is if she kept him out of their lives. She might have been dozing a bit, but something jarred her and she transferred her grip from the phone to the baseball bat. She lay silent, adrenaline running, listening to the night. The baby shifted in her sleep and sighed. She heard the slightest snap, more like a ping, the sound of a metal spring straining, as if the screen door were opening, ever so quietly. He’d never been quiet before. He’d always come banging.
New York City is a quirky place in general, but when you’re the “New Yorker of the Moment,” it’s absolutely surreal. A city that can seem bitterly lonely and aloof even with its throngs of people suddenly seemed to turn its face from the sidewalk and smile. I think when someone does a good deed in New York City, it makes the rest of us feel as though we’re not alone, that maybe we are looking out for one another in spite of evidence to the contrary. “I can’t believe you, Rid,” said Zack over drinks at the NoHo Star.
Maybe that was the first choice that led her to this life. She had a niece who came in occasionally from Long Island (feathered hair, three-quarter-length red wool coat, sensible shoes), an in-home caregiver who came three times a week (different people all the time, carrying themselves with as much energy and enthusiasm as pallbearers), and a couple times I’d seen people from Meals on Wheels. I lived in that building for more than ten years, and I’d never seen her leave the apartment. To me, it seemed as though she couldn’t leave.