Sliver of Truth

Sliver of Truth Instant New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger s second sensational thriller featuring Ridley Jones bursts from the starting gate and never lets up Booklist starred review And it will force you

  • Title: Sliver of Truth
  • Author: Lisa Unger
  • ISBN: 9780307338464
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Instant New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger s second sensational thriller featuring Ridley Jones bursts from the starting gate and never lets up Booklist, starred review And it will force you to stay up past your bedtime, just as you do with the books of James Patterson and Michael Connelly Richmond Times Dispatch In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped oInstant New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger s second sensational thriller featuring Ridley Jones bursts from the starting gate and never lets up Booklist, starred review And it will force you to stay up past your bedtime, just as you do with the books of James Patterson and Michael Connelly Richmond Times Dispatch In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner and into an abyss of violence, deception, and fear Now, she is just trying to get on with her life when another seemingly mundane act picking up some prints at a photo lab sends her on a mission to find a ghost from her past A figure of the same man appears in too many pictures she s taken in the last year, lurking just far enough away to make identification impossible But, she is not the only one who wants to know who the man is, and soon finds herself in the middle of a deeper investigation and unsure who to trust.The only thing Ridley knows for sure is that she has to get to the truth about herself and her past if she is ever going to find her way home.

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    About "Lisa Unger"

    1. Lisa Unger

      Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award winning author of fifteen novels, including the latest psychological thriller THE RED HUNTER Her books are published in twenty six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named Best of the Year or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly , Independent Booksellers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel to name a few.Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel Leisure Magazine Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.

    729 thoughts on “Sliver of Truth”

    1. Lol! I could have sworn I had already read book 1 Beautiful Lies but it turned out I hadn't. It didn't matter because the author told me what I had missed in a chatty fashion throughout this book which I felt was very thoughtful of her.Anyway Sliver of Truth was an okay read and a good story but with an extremely irritating main character. There was much too much examination of her feelings and much too much putting herself into dangerous situations through stupidity. She also had the recovery p [...]


    2. This sequel to "Beautiful Lies" (which I enjoyed), was a flop from beginning to end. Although I didn't care much for the opening of the book, where the narrator's approach in bringing the reader "up to speed" just seemed annoying, I still at that point held out hope for a good plot. Unfortunately, the plot was merely acceptable, nothing more.Yet, even with that—the annoying opening and the merely acceptable plot—I might still have at least found the book passably entertaining, had it not bee [...]


    3. Lisa Unger’s writing style is so accessible, the words simply flow off the page. Her heroine, Ridley Jones, narrates her story in such an intimate way, she seems to be speaking to me personally.I had galloped through the previous instalment of Ridley’s adventures, Beautiful Lies, in record time, as it was such a page-turner. To my dismay, I found I was reading this volume so fast that I was not absorbing details which might be important to the mystery. At the halfway mark I had to put the bo [...]


    4. This, along with its sequel Sliver of Truth, are thrillers by Lisa Unger.Beautiful Lies is a halfway decent story, and I admit I got caught up in it while reading. However, I suspect if I hadn't I would have found a number of inconsistencies in the plot. Sliver of Truth I enjoyed considerably less. For one, the speaker spends a considerable amount of time addressing the reader directly. For two, the speaker offers up a lot of background information that is completely irrelevant to plot, characte [...]


    5. Ridley Jones is drawn back into her family drama when the FBI approaches her with evidence that her criminal Uncle Max is still alive and is following her. She is drawn into what appears to be a legitimate attempt to snare her Uncle and discover his secrets, but ends up being shot and abducted to England. Not at all believable, with ridiculous plot twists. Not recommended.


    6. Yuck - apparently a sequel, since she frequently refers to the first book. That is really irritating. In addition, this female protagonist is stupid, so I don't really care what happens to her, except, of course, she survives without a scratch


    7. There should be a law that sequels be labeled as such. No hint to be found that this is a follow up on the front or back cover- but once you're reading it becomes all too clear. A sequel should not reference the preceding book relentlessly, but this one does. Even more annoying is that the book starts at the end, jumps and works it's way back to the conclusion again- more or less counting on the fact that you are already emotionally invested in the protagonist from the first book. O.K. - so igno [...]


    8. I picked this up at the same time as Beautiful Lies, not realizing that it was a sequel. So when I opened up to the first page and realized that it was, I was pleasantly surprised. There was a bit too much overlap in the beginning to get a new reader spun up on things. You really needed to read the first book to fully understand the second, so her back tracking, and at one point blantantly repeating word for word a few pages of the first book, was annoying. But it ended quickly and this second b [...]


    9. Currently listening to audio. Turns out to be a sequel to Beautiful Lies. Ridley is moaning on and on about her Uncle Max again. She talks to the reader (as she did in Beautiful Lies), and refers to the former book, "you may remember." Ridley is an annoying character - don't really like her much, but the story is intriguing so I'll keep listening.Still listening - OMG! Can this speaker let one thought go unspoken? Now she is telling me the reader how to think about her! I'd pull the plug, but th [...]


    10. In this 2007 book, writer Ridley Jones picks up some pictures she had taken over the last few months and she is met by a couple of FBI agents. In several of the pictures, she sees a shadowy figure who the FBI obviously feels is her Uncle Max, although "Uncle" Max is her true biological father. Only problem is that Max is dead. Ridley saw his body after a car wreck and she spread his ashes. The FBI thinks Max will come after the one person he loves.No one is who they seem to be in this book. I've [...]


    11. so, apparently i can't type reviews anymore because fiona sees me do it, comes over, hits a few keys on ole blue, and bam! review gonegh this sequel to "beautiful lies" once more ridley suffers the slings and arrows of seriously outrageous fortune. her relationship with the sexy but moody jake is on the fritz (clearly, she did not heed keanu's warning from the film "speed" that relationships started under intense situations don't exactly scream longevity), she is still incredibly obtuse, and it [...]



    12. Никогда не видела, чтобы героиня столько рыдала. Больше мне сказать об этом произведении нечего.


    13. eThe most striking thing about this is the very conversational style of writing. It is as if the main character and first person narrator is sitting with you in your living room and telling you all about what happened to her. This can be very engaging, but can also be a little bit jarring, particularly when her asides take you out of the story and her endless analysis of her choices in a specific moment. Foreshadowing is also a little heavy-handed as well as frequent. ("If I had known what was g [...]


    14. The second Ridley Jones series book from author Lisa Unger, "Sliver Of Truth", pales somewhat significantly from the first outing in this series. A whopping 426 pages, (paperback), this yarn gets lost into itself several times. Long passages and chapters that do nothing to move the plot along really bog this "Thriller" down frequently. This one opens up not long after the first book had left off. ("Beautiful Lies"), Ridley seems lost now that her favorite Uncle Max is dead. Interacting with seve [...]


    15. This is the second book about Ridley Jones, it is a continuation of the Beautiful Lies and while I enjoyed it, I am pretty much done with Ridley Jones. All the way through this novel we get a rehash of the first novel, she repeats herself constantly. We learn her dislike for cell phones and why she is a terrible driver, both facts that were covered in the first novel and didn’t really need to be re-explored here. She also jumps forward in time and and then explains her actions and conversation [...]


    16. Well it's no wonder I was confused. There is absolutely no indication anywhere on this book that this is a sequel to Beautiful Lies which I hadn't read. But once I started it, I was invested and since I don't have Beautiful Lies, I figured what the heck. I found it decidedly strange that the protagonist, Ridley Jones makes comments directly to the reader. For me it was informative (since I hadn't read the first book) but it was still a really weird feeling. In the beginning I liked Ridley but sh [...]


    17. This is a follow-up to a previous novel that I haven't read and although you do not really need to know the previous story I did find myself wondering what had gone on before as it is referred to quite a lot.Ridley Jones has been to pick up some photographs when she is picked up by the FBI and shown a mysterious figure in the background of her photos. The FBI believe that this person is her uncle Max (who she recently found out is actually her father) who everyone thought was dead after some dod [...]


    18. All the while I was reading SLIVER OF TRUTH, I was thinking to myself "Why ruin a perfectly good story?" Indeed, Beautiful Lies was a good read and I don't know what the author had in mind with this sequel? What this book does to me is: A) make Ridley Jones a less credible character and B) turn this story into one of the most grotesque, far-fetched appalling nightmares I've read in a long time. It was disappointing and all a little bit too much for me. Also here, Ridley's introspections, that wo [...]


    19. As a sequel to Beautiful Lies this was a huge disappointment. Jake and Ridley are struggling in their relationship. Jake can't let go of the injustice of Project Rescue, whereas Ridley just wants to move on. Then new information comes to light regarding Max, Ridley's kindly uncle who is actually her biological father and suddenly everyone around Ridley begins to die once more.Sorry but this read like a whole different book. Where book one was a taut thriller that kept me turning the pages this o [...]


    20. Probably one of the worst books I have ever read. It turns out to be the sequel of another book but the author tells you on the first few pages it is not necessary to have read the previous book. She then spends 300 of the next 430+ pages of rewriting her previous book. This book is an absolute bore, and never picks up any steam.


    21. 3 stars is being generous more like 2 1/2. I felt the story took forever to tell without a lot of excitement. I didn't really care how the story was told - like when the author would say things from Ridley's point of view "now you probably think" I don't really need to point it out to me what I might be thinking. She was the most indecisive person ever. How many times can Ridley get shot, knocked unconscious, and tortured and still keep running? The first story was better, don't think it needed [...]


    22. ***Major plot spoilers for both Beautiful Lies and Sliver of Truth***When I closed the book on Ridley, I thought we were done. I knew that at the end of Beautiful Lies there were a lot of unanswered questions, that justice was not served and that a lie from Jake had been left to stand. But, I figured: that’s life. It’s not always fair and we don’t always get what we want, or even what we need. What was important to me was that Ridley was on her way forward, that she had lived to fight anot [...]


    23. First book of 2016 finished! I had not heard of this author before, but I got this through my book club and was in the mood for a quick thriller. I don't normally like the read series out of order, but sometimes will just to try an author out and decide after whether to go back and fill in the gaps. In this case I wouldn't need to as there is SO much repetition of the previous book that I felt like I had actually read it. Ironically, I often complain with series that there's no recap, when it mi [...]


    24. 2.5 stars - sequel to "Beautiful Lies"A good indication of my actual thoughts about this book were that I kept leaving it and picking up another book, just finally finished it last night. Why? Well First, there was too much repetition of "Beautiful Lies" to get the reader "up to speed" (in case they hadn't read the first book or couldn't remember), with several lengthy exact excerpts from the first book - overkill.Second, the story continues to be told from a first person POV taking the reader o [...]


    25. A book has to be terrific to earn our five stars – and horrible to earn just one. But in this “sequel”, more just a flat continuation, of the first (of thankfully just two) Ms. Ridley Jones tales by Unger, the first 100 pages are a boring recap of book one. The second 100 do nothing to make our heroine smarter, more likable, or even just more adult. She spends her first outing, “Beautiful Lies”, the title itself almost a giveaway, tracing her true parentage, with just enough other char [...]


    26. Ridley is back and more tenacious than ever. We learn more about her mysterious Uncle Max and her moody boyfriend Jake in this novel. Secrets are flying left and right, and lead to a thrilling conclusion. Ridley is philosophical once more, and more realistic. During a moment when Death teases Ridley, she thinks, "I suspect that grief is worse than death. When someone you love has died, it's almost impossible to get your head around it."(p. 211) How true. When she covers some unpleasant truths, s [...]


    27. This is the follow-up to Lisa Unger's first novel, Beautiful Lies. I absolutely loved Beautiful Lies. It was fast-paced, the plot was intriguing, the ending was good and the characters were interesting, relatable and complex. This book was good but not quite as good as the first one. The plot sort of explodes onward from where it left off in Beautiful Lies and becomes a little bit unruly. Also, the book was a little heavy on the foreshadowing of future plot points. That said, it was very enjoyab [...]


    28. This is a sequel to Beautiful lies and the story just picks up from where it left off. It is told with mystery and intrigue and some more things that you discover about Ridley Jones, that would leave your breathless. In addition the story keeps getting better and you would be amazed how the author just pulls you in while you are reading it. Lisa Unger is a exceptional writher, I only read two of her books and already is a major fan.


    29. 2.5 rounded up. I hadn't realised that this was a follow up to Beautiful Lies, which I haven't read. I think I might have liked this better if I'd read that first.


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