The Lucky Ones

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 Kindle bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Devil’s Work.

The Lucky Ones is an intriguing and complex serial killer thriller by Mark Edwards who continues to perfect his writing style so that each time you read him you get a little more addicted to his clever, fast paced, and unpredictable novels. This particular novel shows his attention to detail, realistic dialogue and adept hand at character development.

 Edwards has created some interesting characters amidst beautiful scene work, particularly DI Imogen Evans who is easy to care about as she’s trying to navigate this new life in a small town. Very few can make settings that include dead bodies seem so intrinsically peaceful and lovely. This clever plot read perfectly as it began quickly then took you towards a conclusion that will keep your fingers glued to the pages through the attention grabbing twists and turns.

 There are few authors you can truly depend on anymore to keep their writing fresh, interesting and worth the time spent reading their work but Edwards has yet to let me down. If you Google “quality” Mark Edwards will surely be used as an example in the definition.

 Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for allowing me to review this book.

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