Keep your secrets. Tell your lies.
The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The One Who Got Away.
An old castle ...
For more than 150 years, a grand house known as Alden Castle has stood proudly in the hills above the historic town of Paso Robles, home to a family weighed down by secrets and debt.
A fresh body ...
When, after much rancour, the castle is sold, billionaire developers move in, only to discover one skeleton after another, including a fresh corpse, rotting in the old family cemetery.
An unsolved mystery ...
As three generations of the well-respected Alden-Stowe family come in for scrutiny, detectives will discover a twisted web of rivalries, alliances, deceit, and treachery. Set amidst the rolling hills of the California wine district, and featuring gold-digger wives, a frustrated housekeeper, a demented patriarch and forbidden love, police must decide: who has died? Who has survived? And who, amidst all this horror and betrayal, is the lucky one?
Review by Sarah McDuling
This book is so deliciously dramatic and terrifically twisted, I relished every word!
Part psychological thriller, part classic Agatha Christie style murder mystery, The Lucky One is set in a grand old estate in the California wine region and revolves around three generations of the Alden-Stowe family. This story has a little bit of everything. There is a mercenary trophy wife, an eccentric patriarch, a loyal housekeeper, a pair of star-crossed young lovers, a crime solving father/daughter duo, and not to mention an actual castle!
The Lucky One is packed full of twists and turns, shocking betrayals, plenty of dark humour and more than a few clever bait and switch moments that kept me on the edge of my seat from page one. Towards the end I really thought I had everything figured out, but then I realised I was totally off base. And boy, was I glad to be wrong. The ending of this book caught me completely off guard in the most jaw-dropping, gasp-inducing way.
This is a story of dangerous lies and long buried secrets which, once unearthed, will tear a family apart. And when the dust settles, only one question will remain ...
Who (if anyone?) will be left standing?