Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 376
Date of Publication: September 14, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
The Lucky One by Jessica Payne is one of the best cat and mouse chase stories I have ever read. In fact, this book was my absolute favorite read for the month of August and just might be in my top favorites for 2022.
It has been ten years since Norah escaped a serial killer, and the memories are just as fresh as if it were yesterday. On that fateful day ten years ago, Norah and her friend August were abducted. Tragically, August was killed in short order, yet somehow Norah escaped. The police never found August's killer and Norah constantly finds herself looking over her shoulder. She has always remained remaining vigilant, as the killer promised he would be back for her.
Norah has been living in LA since that horrible experience. She has become a very successful MMA fighter and coach, thus gaining strength in a way to help assuage ongoing fears of that horrible night. She is currently back in Kansas which somehow triggers another murder, and again, this was a friend of hers that was killed, Esme. The killer seemed dormant for a decade and Norah and her friends are more than anxious to see what triggered the killer yet again. No doubt, Norah feels that her life is in danger once more.
Between the police and Norah's friends, the questions don't stop. And as this story develops, panning back to the past when the abduction occurs, a picture is painted for the reader. A dark, eerie picture showing how the past and present have clashed for Norah. In fact, while reading this book I was utterly enthralled. There are many books that are difficult to put down, and this one tops that list of books for me. I could not move until I read this book from cover to cover.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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