Saturday Book Review

January 20, 2007 · 0 comments

For those of you who know me, you know that I am an avid reader. I read a LOT and I read FAST, so I go through books quite quickly. I love a lot of genres, but my shelves are filled with a lot of romance, mystery, lawyer, and other similar styles. Lately, I’ve been reading these cheesy mystery/romance series, like the Coffehouse Mysteries, the Flower Shop Mysteries, and Dead-End Job Mysteries… anyway, I’ve been doing a lot more light reading than serious lately; I go through phases. I’ve just finished two recently: Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger and Yummy Mummy by Polly Williams.

Sliver of Truth (synopsis courtesy of Lisa Unger’s website)

In Beautiful Lies, Ridley Jones stepped off a street corner and into an abyss of violence, deception, and fear. She is being a lot more careful about where she steps and trying to get on with her life when another seemingly mundane act – picking up a few envelopes of prints at a photo lab- puts Ridley at the nexus of a global network of crime. A shadowy figure of a man appears in almost every picture she’s taken in the last year, lurking just far enough away to make identification impossible. Everyone from the federal government to the criminal underworld wants to know who the man is- and where he is- and some people are willing to kill to find out.

Now the FBI is at her door, some serious bad guys are following her every move, and the family she once loved and relied on is more distant than ever. Ridley has never felt so confused or alone in her life. Everyone she loves has turned out to be a stranger- she even feels like a stranger to herself. Is she a product of nature or nurture?

At once hunting down a ghost and running for her life, Ridley doesn’t know if she ever had the power to shape her own destiny or if love exists anywhere beyond her imagination. The only thing Ridley knows for sure is that she has to get to the truth about herself and her past if she’s ever going to find her way home.

Charged with relentless intensity and kinetic action, playing out with unnerving suspense on the streets of New York and London, and seen through the terrified but determined eyes of a young woman whose body and heart are pushed to the point of shattering, Sliver of Truth is another triumph from the New York Times bestselling  author of Beautiful Lies.

My opinion? Read it. NOW.  Wait, read Beautiful Lies first.  Lisa Unger has a way of writing that made me feel like she was sitting next to me telling me about something that happened to her.  She writes to the reader as well as for the reader. Her books have action, adventure, depth, emotion and are thought-provoking.  Seriously, check it out.  😀

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