crime · drama · mystery · suspense

Lucky – Marissa Stapley ★★★★

Blurb; A thrilling roller-coaster ride about a heist gone terribly wrong, with a plucky protagonist who will win readers’ hearts.

What if you had the winning ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldn’t cash it in?

Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She’s ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity—when things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she’s learned the art of the scam.

When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means she’ll be arrested for her crimes. She’ll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune.

As Lucky tries to avoid capture and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she was just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she loved—whose dark past is catching up with her, too.

This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, multilayered character who must learn what it means to be independent and honest…before her luck runs out.

My Review; Finished this one earlier today. Another buddy read between myself & Mel from Melanie’s Reads we did three chapters a day but both fell in love with it from the start.

Main character Lucky has been through a bloody lot thats one thing. Heists. Robbery. Stealing. On the run. But she was easily led astray by her father, boyfriend and others surrounding her. She was never alone. Will she change? Pay for her crimes? Get caught? Get Lucky? Alot happens throughout this story so there is always something to keep the reader hooked. Will her lottery ticket change her?

Mel got the ending spot on. I didn’t have a clue. But a brilliant ending to a brilliant story. We both really enjoyed it. The story flicks between the present Lucky and Lucky in the past. Highly recommend! Had me hooked. A well deserved four stars from me. One I won’t forget in a long time. Its also currently 99p.

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