Author(s): Adele Parks
Published by MIRA on April 20, 2020
It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of…
For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends. Over drinks, dinner parties and summer barbecues, the three couples have discussed the important stuff—kids, marriages, careers—and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything.
But then the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone is caught in a lie. And soon after, six numbers come up that change everything forever.
Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth millions. And their friends are determined to claim a share.
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Do you play the lottery? What would you do if you won £17.8 million? Would you share it, keep it all for yourself or would spend like there is no tomorrow? Just My Luck by Adele Parkes demonstrates a few of the scenarios likely to occur in such a situation. All I will say is, I am glad I don’t play the lottery.
Just My Luck by Adele Parks was all sorts of crazy. From start to finish it had me wracking my brain, trying to come with words to describe these characters. Greedy, deceitful and evil would be the most fitting words. They had no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and the deeper the reader got into the story the worst they got. Thank goodness not all were like that.
The heroine, Lexi despite not being like the others got on my nerves for the majority of the story. The story portrayed her as someone without a backbone, who allowed her greedy and conniving husband to run roughshod over her. Then the ending revealed her in light that ran contrary to what was previously portrayed.
This story acts as the perfect guide as to what one should not do when playing the lottery and the pitfalls to avoid if by chance one wins. The actions of the main characters shocked and dismayed me. The lengths they went through to get their hands on the money. Mind you these people were friends for fifteen years and all it took was £17.8 million to destroy it all. The person who actions proved to be most shocking of all was Jake, Lexi’s husband. His greed came to light early in the story, but his actions near to the end shocked me to the core.
Despite my not being a huge fan of the characters I could not put the book down. I had to know how it would all end, and what an ending. Everyone got what they each deserved. Just My Luck is a well paced thriller, which will have you turning the pages. Fans of domestic thrillers should consider adding it to their shelves.
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This sounds like a great book! I love the premise. I think that I could handle that kind of money without letting it ruin my life….and would love the chance to prove it to the world 🙂
I know money can bring out the worst in people. If you want know ho real persons are put millions of dollars in the picture and their true colours will be revealed.
I have enjoyed reading Adele Parks before and like the sound of this, Your review was excellent and I can see that I will be adding Just My Luck to my collection soon,
I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Thank you for the kind words.
Wow. This book definitely sounds intriguing. And if you still enjoyed the book while not liking the characters it must be really good.
Yes, the writing held me captive. Also my curiosity got the better of me. I needed to know how it would turn out.
I felt the same way you did about the characters – they annoyed me greatly, yet the writing was so compelling I couldn’t leave it alone.
I loved the writing. I couldn’t look away even if I want to.
Yeah, sounds like this group of lottery players let it get way out of hand. Interesting how some seemed to change throughout and you were hooked even without liking the people.
The characters were awful. Selfish and greedy, but the writing was compelling.
Great review and brings home point that liking a character is not as important as reacting. If we react then we’re in the story.
I haven’t played the lottery in years, but my hubby does. I like the idea behind the book, but being full of characters I might not like doesn’t fill me with wanting to read it. Glad that it was still a good read for you. Great review.
The characters may have been unlikeable but it was appropriate for this book. What kept me reading was the writing. Quite ompelling.
All sorts of crazy. Yep! Loved this book.
Yes, definitely crazy.