A-Z WEDNESDAY — JAN. 12

 

Welcome to A-Z Wednesdays, hosted by Vicki, at Reading at the Beach.


To join, here’s all you have to do:
Go to your stack of books
Find an author whose first or last name starts with the letter of the week
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.)
4~ Come back to Reading At The Beach and leave your link in the comments.
If you’ve already reviewed the book, add it or the link to your post.
Today’s letter:  “U”
Finding an author whose name started with “U” seemed like an impossible task, but it’s fortunate that my books are alphabetized by author’s name!  However, they are alphabetized within each bookcase, and since I have five bookcases in my bedroom, two in the hallway, two in the dining room, two in the office, and two large ones in the living room…well, you can see how that makes it all a challenge.
But I found this book by one of my favorite authors, Lisa Unger, called Beautiful Lies.
From Amazon:
After an act of heroism garners instant fame for 30-something New York freelancer Ridley Jones, she receives a faded photo of a man, a familiar-looking woman and a little girl along with a note asking, “Are you my daughter?” Shaken, she confronts her parents, who affirm she is theirs by birth; that same day, however, hot new neighbor Jake enters her life, and he’s less sure. With breathless speed, Unger is off on an action-packed journey of treachery and intrigue—and sex and romance. Jake turns out to have just as much at stake in discovering Ridley’s past as she, but in the way are Ridley’s controlling parents; her drug-addicted brother, Ace; her intrusive former boyfriend, pediatrician Zack; and the people protecting the legacy of her Uncle Max, a real estate mogul who used his influence to fund rescue houses for abused women and children. Following leads garnered from scrutinizing the operations of places Max’s foundation supports, Ridley and Jake uncover a chilling scheme for taking infants and toddlers from violent homes; their relationship heats up, and Ridley’s family gets very edgy. The premise—that there is a dark side to the safe haven law—is deep as well as clever, and Unger plays it out thrillingly.
After this book, I went on to read more from this author.  Compelling plots and character development!
What did you discover on your shelves today?  Did you have any difficulty finding a “U” author?
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