Beautiful Lies After a NYC journo rescues a toddler and makes the papers, she receives ominous letters suggesting there are secrets in her past. Stock Character The… Beautiful Lies After a NYC journo rescues a toddler and makes the papers, she receives ominous letters suggesting there are secrets in her past. Stock Character The… 2006-04-18 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Shaye Areheart
Book Review

Beautiful Lies (2006)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Apr 18, 2006; Writer: Linda Unger; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Shaye Areheart

After a NYC journo rescues a toddler and makes the papers, she receives ominous letters suggesting there are secrets in her past.

Stock Character The ruggedly handsome PI-cum-sculptor who has scars, a criminal past, and a heart of gold.

Body Count Three in the present, at least three in the past.

Bottom Line Unger overdoes brand-name drops and truisms (''parents are like superheroes''), but her engaging narration wins us over.

Originally posted Mar 24, 2006 Published in issue #870 Mar 31, 2006 Order article reprints