Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger

Sliver of Truth by Lisa UngerBlurb

Love hurts … Sometimes it even kills

It’s like any other day in New York for freelance writer Ridley Jones. She collects some prints from her local photo lab expecting nothing more than a set of routine photographs. But when she looks more closely, a shadowy figure of a man appears in almost every picture she’s taken in the last year, just far enough away to make identification impossible.

When she investigates further, she soon discovers that everyone from the FBI to the criminal underworld wants to know who the man is – and where he is. And some people are prepared to kill to find out …

My Perspective

This is the third book i chose to read from my post Third Lot – And It’s A Lot

Sliver of Truth is about Ridley Jones, and how finding out after his death that her Uncle Max was actually her biological father, is trying to discover who he really was. As the FBI, NYPD, CIA plus high profile criminal organisations close in around her, Ridley must decided who she can trust, if she can trust anyone at all. And whether or not Max is actually still alive.

I read this book in a day. It was a fast paced, psychological thriller that kept me interested and guessing throughout.

I liked Ridley however i did find that i didn’t really connect with her. I guess her life and the situation she was in is so far removed from my own that i wasn’t able to relate to it. It was hard not to have mixed feelings about all of the other characters as just like Ridley, there is no one you can trust and all their identities are shady.

The story was written in first person and was written with the main character, Ridley, telling you the story. I found that sometimes it worked and other times i felt like the author was trying too hard.

I actually didn’t realise that this was a sequel until after i had finished reading it (Beautiful Lies being the first book). I must admit i felt like it was because the way the story unfolded felt like you should be familiar with it. Apart from that though i don’t really feel it made a difference. This could obviously change if i read the first one and it probably makes for a richer read with better understanding however really, you can read it as stand alone because i did!

Overall i enjoyed the story and it definitely kept me on my toes. It was a tad unbelievable however not in a way that was too over the top.

I would definitely recommend it for those who like a fast paced thriller.

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