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Just My Luck

by Adele Parks

Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Just My Luck

Oooh, juicy and gossipy sliding into captivating and provocative, this is such an entertaining read! An £18 million lottery win fractures 15 year old friendships, alters family relationships, and changes lives forever. Adele Parks really does know how to tell a story, and she has the ability to shine a light into the darkest recesses of what it is to be human. Two plot lines run side by side, the sinister side of greed is examined in both, and as the story unfolds the links become clear. They aren’t always the most likeable bunch, I do so love it when a character (deliberately) gets under my skin and annoys the heck out of me! There’s nothing like a goodly burst of indignation or side-eye towards the more frustrating members of this cast! With surprises and revelations galore, Just My Luck is an absolute romp of a read, and I just had to add it as a Liz Pick of the Month.

Liz Robinson

Just My Luck Synopsis

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.

Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad... 

Just My Luck Press Reviews

Praise for Just My Luck:

'Adele Parks never takes her foot off the gas, every book is tighter, faster, better than the last. Just My Luck is a gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets. I read it in a two-day frenzy' Lisa Jewell

'Utterly engrossing and brilliant' Lucy Foley

'A compelling take on one of those

what if

scenarios that we've all wondered about. Addictive, provocative and thoroughly relatable - a brilliantly crafted reminder to be careful what you wish for' TM Logan

'An absolute joy: gripping, shocking and surprising. A cautionary tale about what one couple's sudden wealth can do to old friendships' Jane Fallon

'Fabulous... her best yet' Daily Mail

'A dark, gripping thriller' Woman's Weekly

'Stupendous! I read this totally compelling modern-day morality tale over a weekend - I couldn't put it down. As ever, Adele Parks does not disappoint - you'll love it' Ruth Jones

'Like a deft magician, this book reveals its twists only at the very end, I was completely astonished' Rosamund Lupton

'This tale of betrayal, envy and wealth is so packed with drama, you won't be able to put it down' Heat

'Something special... Adele has hit another home run - pacy, gripping and full of suspense, this is a novel you'll still be thinking about for days afterwards' My Weekly

'A modern-day tale of (dis)loyalty and toxic friendships as a dream come true turns into a nightmare. Utterly gripping and fiendishly twisty. You'll never do the lottery again' Veronica Henry

'A brilliant page-turner about the dark side of dreams coming true. The perfect summer read' Tasmina Perry

'Dark, devious and twisty, with extraordinarily clever plotting, this is compulsive reading at its best' Nicola Moriarty

'Addictive page-turner' Good Housekeeping

'A perfect summer read' Cosmopolitan

'Turns the phrase

be careful what you wish for

into a brilliantly compelling yet cautionary tale... I loved it!' Amanda Jennings

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008284695
Publication date: 10/12/2020
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008284718
Publication date: 14/05/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008284695
Publication date: 10th December 2020
Author: Adele Parks
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Adele Parks

Adele Parks has had numerous top ten bestsellers. Adele has spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. She believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador of the Six Book Challenge, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy. In 2011 she was a judge for the Costa Book Aw ards.Photograph © Jim Parks

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