Book #69: The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.

When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorising his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.

But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.

Happiness…and death.

The Lucky Ones is the terrifying new thriller from the #1 bestselling author of Follow You Home.

I received The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards from a Goodreads Giveaway. I have not been compensated for this review.

Mark Edwards is a hit and miss author for me. There was one book I read from him that I absolutely loved and there was another that was okay. This one didn’t grab me.

The story is broken down in different point of views and narration styles. About two thirds are in first person, one narrator being the serial killer and the other one of his future victims. The last third is in third person and follows the detective, Imogen, as she tries to stop the killer.

The victims are people who have lived a terrible life. Their lives begin to get better, almost as if their luck has changed. Once they are at the peak of their happiness, the killer kills them.

To be honest, I couldn’t get into the characters and the narration style put me off. I was unable to get into the story. This isn’t going to put me off of future Edwards reads, but I didn’t care for this one.

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