Ready to enjoy an amazing read this 2020? Take a look at this great book…
Just My Luck by Adele Parks
About The Book
It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything.
For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.
But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.
Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.
Winning the lottery is a dream we all have, but what we never really think about is how it will change our life and the people around us. That’s the premise of the book “Just My Luck”, how a couple and their friends win the lottery and of course all the problems that will come after it!
This is not the typical psychological thriller we are used to, the plot is really original and full of twists, but at the same time it makes you wonder how much of fiction is the story independently of the characters on it.
I always believe that money doesn’t bring happiness, if there’s trouble, money, will get everything much, much worse! This is the case of this story, there’s Lexi and her husband Jake, they have won the lottery, not only them but also with their friends… and that’s where the problems start. I really don’t want to share much of the plot because I don’t want to reveal anything, but believe me that is really twisted!
The story is told between different characters; making the story seen with different perspectives and showing the reader the real faces of these friends. Don’t expect to like them, on the contrary, it shows you how people have two faces when they need, and they only look for their selfishness and profit no matter who they are hurting on the process.
Adele Parks books are always addictive and twisted and this one was not an exception, I was totally glued on the story without being able to leave the book! I really can’t wait to read her next novel!
If you are buying the lottery with some friends, I really advise you to read “Just My Luck”, just to prevent what you may “win”!
About The Author
I’ve always dreamed of being a writer and when my first novel – Playing Away – was published the Evening Standard identified me as one of London’s ‘Twenty Faces to Watch’, which was very nice of them!
I like to keep busy and I’ve published 19 novels, and I’m thrilled to say that they’ve all hit the bestseller lists. I’ve sold over 3.5 million books in the UK alone and I’ve been translated into 26 different languages. I have written 17 contemporary novels and 2 historical ones, Spare Brides and If You Go Away, which are set during and after WW1. My latest novels, Lies Lies Lies, I Invited Her In, The Image of You and The Stranger in My Home are twisty, domestic noirs. I like to scrutinize our concepts of family, our theories on love, parenting and fidelity.
I passionately believe that reading is a basic right. I’m a proud Ambassador of The National Literacy Trust and a The Reading Agency, charities that are devoted to encouraging emerging adult readers and children who are becoming passionate about books.
During my career I’ve lived in Italy, Botswana and London. Now I live happily in Surrey with my husband, teenage son and cat.