Just my Luck by Adele Parks


About the Book

It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything.

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad…

What I thought

I must admit I wasn’t that enthralled with this book. Having said that, after reading Lies, Lies, Lies not that long ago and being in complete awe of it, it was a very hard act to follow. I thought so anyway.

It’s a very personal thing whether you really enjoy a book and for me the first part was just too much about what Jake – Lexi’s husband spent their new-found wealth on and I just found it all a bit tedious. If you’ve ever dreamed yourself, of winning the lottery and daydreamed about everything you’d buy with the money then you might enjoy that part of the story, I just spent most of my time rolling my eyes at him. If you like a character who you can completely despise then Jake’s your man.

It is basically a tale of greed and the lengths people will go to just to protect their money. The second half did have more action and was in places quite distressing to read. All in all it was an OK read for me but was maybe a bit of an anti climax after the excitement of finding there was another book out by Adele Parks so soon after Lies, Lies, Lies and hoping it might be just as good.

♥ Happy Reading ♥

Thanks to the publishers HQ via Netgalley for an advance copy of the book.

The book is out today 14 May in e-book and in hard back.

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