The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards
In Mark Edwards’ The Lucky Ones, he ventures into a detective/crime thriller, which I’ve never read by him before. Bravo, I think he did a fantabulous job!
Detective Imogen Evans is working on a case, where bodies are showing up dead, seemingly in peaceful bliss, complete with smiles on their faces. This serial killer has been dubbed, “The Viper.”
Ben, my book boyfriend.
In a separate storyline, Ben Hofland’s life is a little bit out of control. He’s undergoing a painful divorce, kids are bullying his son Ollie, he’s desperate for work, and his neighbors are horrible. Woah… that’s a lot for a guy to handle.
But someone wants nothing more for Ben, than happiness. Suddenly, the bullies leave Ollie alone; Ben finds work, and one neighbor kills the other, giving Ben and Ollie some peace. Ben can’t believe how “LUCKY” his life has become.
The Lucky Ones is a twisty whodunit which will have you guessing until the end. Right from the beginning, I was confident I knew the answer, and I was a little disappointed because I thought I was right. And that made me feel that the book would flop for me.
But then as the book progressed, I bounced back and forth many times, wondering if I was right or wrong. Sure enough, I was wrong. Way wrong. Wrongest of the wrongs. What was I thinking? LOL
Mark Edwards developed his characters phenomenally. And, if I had to choose a book boyfriend, I would pick Ben. I heart Ben; he was sweet, a little naive, loved his son like crazy, and was just an all-around great guy.
And lastly, just like other Mark Edwards books I’ve read, I enjoy finding the easter eggs left behind. Where can you see Magpie mentioned this book? I promise it’s in there somewhere.
The Lucky Ones is yet another 5-star book for me. I enjoyed it, and am rather sad to see it go. Bye Ben, I’ll miss you!