Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Review: Tiffany Reisz's "The Lucky Ones."


They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She's determined to find out what really happened that fateful night--was it an accident or, as she's always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she'll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

A vivid and suspenseful tale of family, grief, love—and the dark secrets that bind everything together—Tiffany Reisz’s latest is enthralling to the final page. 

Review: Jo 

"The Lucky Ones" was a part mystery and part romance novel that kept me gripped from the moment I began reading. Tiffany Reisz's writing is so fantastic that she never fails to pull me in from the very first words and that's exactly what happened with this story. With an intriguing plot, brilliant characters and a blossoming love story, this was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

"If one could marry a moment in time, she would have married that one. 
That moment when the stars were laughing with her and not at her. 
That moment when the sand in the hour glass was on her side 
and the house was once again her home." 

This book follows to story of Alison, who returns to her childhood home in the hope of finding answers from her past, only to open an enormous can of worms. Alison really did open Pandora's box in this story and what followed was a tale of endless secrets and lies that I was forever second guessing. 

"Too many secrets in this house. 
So many they were starting to feel like ....lies." 

I loved Alison. She was funny, sassy and strong. A real ass-kicking heroine of the story. Tiffany always creates such brilliant female characters, the type of women that I would love to be like. I also enjoyed the other characters in the story and getting to know each of their back stories. There was definitely enough in this book to keep my mind busy. 

"...the truth is I chopped so much wood because I want to keep you warm forever." 

If you love Tiffany Reisz's work, or you long for a novel to get completely lost in, this standalone read is the one for you. 

The Lucky Ones gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.

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