To sum it up, this is an extremely great read. The story was very engaging and easy to follow despite the dual time line. Full of mystery and intrigue, it kept me turning the pages looking for answers well into the night.
I will certainly be recommending this book to fellow readers and friends alike. I will also be looking into more by this author.
The story starts with Fran, she has her bags packed and she is leaving. She has left letters for her abusive husband Pete and her beloved son Harry, and she is heading to the airport to run away with Jack.
The story then flicks to Jacks wife, Helena and we hear her side of the story.
I liked the way we heard first Frans side, the Helena’s and then both as their tales intertwined, rather than flipping between chapters for each. This is a really well written tale of romance lies and dreams. I was invested in both wives’ tales and it made me think!
Becca is accused of poisoning her daughter – she must find out who is behind this and get her daughter back. Full of second guessing… who is responsible? You are left guessing through out who of her nearest and dearest could possibly be betraying her in such a horrendous manner and why? I was hooked from start to finish and would definitely recommend this book.
There is a body found in Tabatha’s shed – its her neighbour. She must be guilty right? She never really fitted into the village, everyone has an opinion on the funny dressed girl, she must have done it.
Tabatha is in prison awaiting trial for Murder on a day that she is struggling to remember clearly. She has everything to lose and no one to help her. This is a fight for her life….
The story is very interesting as it follows Tabatha from prison to the court room. I found it to be a great read, it kept my interest and I will be looking for more by this author.
The narration was excellent. A great tone of voice and read at a good pace.
We begin with James, boarding the night train at London heading for Edinburgh. He text messages all the contacts in his phone (friends, family and even people he barely knows) to tell them that he intends to end his life in the morning…
This obviously sends a lot of people in to panic, and we follow some them on the journey of finding James before it’s too late… We learn a bit about their time with him and how they became contacts in his phone and a part of his life.
Time is running out and his phone is switched off…
I am not normally a fan of the author narrating the story – due to their lack of acting skills and experience. Mark did a good job and read at a good pace. There perhaps could have been a bit more drama in his voice when people were concerned and panicking to reflect their emotions.
This is an absolutely great read! Full of suspense, drama and more than a few twists! The story starts with a new couple moving in next door and then the drama unfolds… It’s a real page turner of a tale! Halfway through the story I thought I had it sussed then BAM the twists started and I was guessing and page turning until the end.
I love it when there are more than one narrator, this makes it much easier to follow when the story is being told from different perspectives.
So today is day one of both this blog and of my book reviewing.
Today I reviewed Mark Edwards “The Lucky Ones” which I was lucky enough to have received and advanced copy of. Being dyslexic and having ADHD, writing is NOT my forte! However I LOVE to read, I get through about 4 books a week and its expensive, hence signing up to be a reviewer, I get a free book, they get a review – perfect
A brilliant and complex story, which kept me guessing all the way through.
I was a “lucky One” and would like to thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it started off quickly -straight into the story, keeping me turning the pages and trying to guess the outcome right from the start.
The characters are likable which always helps me when reading a story; I find you need to care enough about them to hold interest in what is going to happen.
There is enough Crime procedural and thriller mixed together to make a great story from different perspectives.
It is easy to read but yet a complex and clever story, certainly grabbing my interest early on and holding it until the end.