Title: A Sliver of Truth
Author: Lisa Unger
Genre: Thriller, suspense
Publish Date: January 29, 2013
Rating: 3 stars
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.
This book is the sequel to Lisa Unger’s “Beautiful Lies” and I believe to maximize the enjoyment of the storyline you need to read the books back to back, i.e. without a span of several months in between. Silver picks up where “Beautiful Lies” left off and the heroine, Ridley Smith, is beset with a whole new set of dilemmas, intrigue and drama. The story is fast-pace and I really enjoy the author’s quirky technique of addressing the reader directly in conversation as she discovers information or reflects on the past or expresses comments that foreshadow the future.
“A Sliver of Truth” is a quick ad enjoyable read for lovers of mystery and the thrill…especially as a summer read by the pool or on the beach.