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The Lucky Ones By MarkEdwards 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 seria

  • Title: The Lucky Ones
  • Author: MarkEdwards
  • ISBN: 9781477848272
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lucky Ones By MarkEdwards 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 fortuIt 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 , 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 bestselling author of Follow You Home.
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    1. Christine on said:

      Dear Mr Edwards,We meet once again, one year later Every year you put a book out there for my reading buddy and me, daring us to outsmart you You do realize we are getting to know you, don t you That gave us an advantage We were up for the challenge, ready for anything you could throw us So, I have to admit your prologue is pretty stellar It is divided into two parts, Ben s part and a killer s part Ooh, double perspectives Love it, especially when one of them is the baddie Gives us a better chan [...]

    2. Chelsea Humphrey on said:

      This is a tough review to write in my personal rating scale a 3 star is still an enjoyable read, but I either had a few issues with it or I just didn t find it to be long term memorable Mark Edwards is one of my all time favorite authors, the kind I have on auto purchase, and since becoming a blogger I ve had the privilege of reviewing his past two novels This book had a much different vibe than Edwards previous books I ve read I have come to expect his thrillers to include a dark, almost horror [...]

    3. Matt on said:

      First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Mark Edwards, and Thomas Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Yet another powerful thriller from the mind of Mark Edwards, pulling the reader into the middle of a serial killer s rampage, fuelled by an interesting justification DI Imogen Evans is on the hunt for the Shropshire Viper, someone who has been injecting victims with morphine While the investigation intensifies, Evans [...]

    4. Meredith on said:

      The Lucky Ones is a clever psychological thriller about a serial killer targeting those who are at their happiest After his wife leaves him for another man, Ben and his 11 year old son, Ollie, move from London to Shropshire to make a fresh start With his personal life in shambles, Ben wonders if he made the right decision to move Very slowly, Ben s luck changes and good things start happening for him and Ollie However, what Ben doesn t realize is that the good luck he has been experiencing is no [...]

    5. Jan on said:

      4.5 starsMark Edwards is truly becoming one of my most favorite mystery suspense authors Does it help that every book of his that I have opened has been read with my favorite Goodread s buddy Christine I say yes, I think it does If I m completely honest, I think that if I had read this latest on my own, the rating would most likely not be as high as it is While this was by far the most ambitious thriller Edwards has come up with, it is also the one that stretches that line of believe ability to [...]

    6. Louise Wilson on said:

      A woman s body was found in the grounds of a ruined priory Detective Imogen Evans soon realises she dealing with a serial killer Ben Hofland has moved back to the village he grew up in following the breakdown of his marriage He has custody of his young son, Ollie For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie Is Bens luck about to run out Mark Edwards books just get better and better The plot is quite clever, fast paced and very well writte [...]

    7. Sarah Joint on said:

      Seriously creepy and creative This is a book that s hard to put down Mark Edwards has said this was made to be a standalone, but I d be very interested in a continuation of this story The characters were intensely likeable and multi faceted, and I want My rating is a 4.5 Happiness it means something different to all of us, but all of us crave it I can t imagine most murder victims die happy but there s a serial killer at large, and his victims are left with smiles on their cold faces Detective [...]

    8. Gary on said:

      I always enjoy Mark Edwards novels so when I was offered the opportunity to read his latest book The Lucky One s out on the 15th June I had no hesitation.As expected this psychological thriller was to the expected high standard and an exciting read Full of good characters and many a twist and turn the book had me guessing to the very end.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 But this is a serial killer [...]

    9. Pauline on said:

      I really enjoy reading Mark Edwards books and The Lucky Ones was another great read The story kept me hooked and I did not want to put it down A psychological thriller that kept me guessing until the end I would like to thank Net Galley and Thomas Mercer for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

    10. Sue on said:

      THE LUCKY ONES by author Mark Edwards, is a change from his gritty dark psychological thrillers, to a crime novel police procedural psychological thriller I feel spoiled having always loved his dark psychological thrillers that screw up your brain, but being the talented writer that he is, he made this combination work I guess I just favour his dark psychological thrillers 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 [...]

    11. Tulay on said:

      Fast paced thriller.Gripping page turner, many twists and turns keeps you up late at night Just as I figured out the viper, another twist tells me I was wrong Ending was great surprise.This book was free with narration, but the accent of the narrator made it very hard for this not born in U.S reader.

    12. Liz Barnsley on said:

      Mark Edwards gives good psychological thriller Its been true since he started writing them but each book has been better than the last and The Lucky Ones was really excellent, with that genuine addictive quality and a clever, fast moving, considered plot that keeps things nicely unpredictable.The Lucky Ones is kind of a hybrid serial killer psychological thriller, as ever the author has created some memorable characters then thrown them into untenable situations and messed with their happy place [...]

    13. ReadAlong With Sue on said:

      Well well well Should I be surprised that this author Mark Edwards has left me gasping for breath at the end of this read Definitely not Compared to other books written by Mark Edwards I should have known that I d be left with the thought What a fabulous enjoyable read that was Do not read the Letter from Author at the back of the book until you ve read the full story It might give away details that may spoil your enjoyment.I personally look forward to reading The letter at the back from Mark as [...]

    14. Lisa on said:

      Well am I in the minority again , hope not but to me The Lucky ones didn t live up to expectation for me although I liked DI Imogen Evans her ballsy attitude which kept me interested up to 50% the pacing for me was a bit slow.Police procedural is something very different for Mr Edwards I am not sure if it worked, usually he has a horror aspect but this was lacking in this one, also the characters of Ross Shelley annoyed the crap out of me plus beware animal lovers there are triggers in this whic [...]

    15. Sherri Thacker on said:

      Whoa What did I just read This is my first book by this author and it is a gripping page turner book that you do not want to put down This book does have A LOT of disturbing details but I found myself drawn into it from the beginning to the end Then, towards the very end a sudden twist in the plot and watch out I liked it so much that I ve added his other books to read to my list I can t wait to read his other books now

    16. Judy Collins on said:

      Bestselling author, Mark Edwards returns following 2016 The Devil s Workwith his latest THE LUCKY ONESa twisty psycho thriller featuring a serial killer who wants his victims to die happy Perfectly happy and ready to die.A killer who tries to make his victims lives perfect before he kills them Set in Shropshire,we meet a detective, an average man who desires a better life, and a killer Told from different POV with two parts Who will be The Lucky Ones Does he make them happy How does the murderer [...]

    17. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) on said:

      I ve read all of Mark s books to date including those written with Louise Voss I can say I m a fan of his work with great certainty which is why I m surprised that this one gets a 3.5 star rating from me All others have been 4.5 or 5 stars.I enjoyed the book but did find the pace slower than other books and the incredible reveals and twists that I so live in Mark s books were not here in this one So for me it was too predictable However, I read it quickly and would still highly recommend Not a b [...]

    18. Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) on said:

      I ve read a lot of Mark Edwards books, and I usually absolutely love them This one felt different from his previous books, and while I liked it, I didn t love it the way I loved his others This one felt like of a standard police procedural instead of his normal dark, twisty, unique thrillers.

    19. The Book Review Café on said:

      All my reviews can be found at theboookreviewcafeThere s one thing you can always guarantee with Mark Edward and that s a taut and suspense filled read The author certainly knows how to write a thrilling psychological thriller and his latest The Lucky Ones is definitely a worthy addition to this authors work.The author writes about scary things that happen to ordinary people, the next door neighbour, the happily married couple, or in this case Single dad Ben Hofland forced to move back to the sl [...]

    20. Sarah on said:

      Ben finds himself having to re start over again after his marriage fails He returns home to the small village he grew up in hoping for a new beginning for him and his son Ollie Sadly things don t go quite to plan with his son having problems at school and having the neighbours from hell living next door.Imogen is a detective with a very good record She has a knack for solving cases so any criminals should be worried, very worried Her work is very much her life and she is determined to bring down [...]

    21. Ashley Gillan on said:

      As I ve said before, when I see that Mark Edwards has a new book out, I know to clear my schedule for the next few days No ones better at crafting a chilling, eerie thriller that will stay with you for weeks afterward The Lucky Ones is no different.It s Edwards take on a police procedural, and it is a great twisty ride that you won t be able to put down until the last page which is a good thing because it doesn t all finish up until then.The book follows two people Detective Imogen Evans who is [...]

    22. Holly on said:

      This was definitely a page turner I stayed up late last night reading most of this thriller and I have to say, I would have finished it if my eyes had cooperated You ll read this through three pov s the victim , the detective, and the killer I thought this was a great way to get in the minds of all involved Instead of just seeing where how the detective was getting along, or just what the killer was thinking, or how the victim was livingyou were able to see understand from them all So that was [...]

    23. Irene on said:

      This is a brilliant thriller, told mainly from two different perspectives On one hand we have the viewpoint of Ben, a soon to be divorced father trying to put his life back together On the other hand we have a twisted serial killer with a warped philosophical sense of making people happy forever, by ending their lives when they are at their happiest If he believes someone is a good person, worthy of happiness, they become a target He skillfully manipulates their lives and the lives of those arou [...]

    24. Sibel Hodge on said:

      Another compellingly twisty read from Mark Edwards They just get better and better xx

    25. Malina Skrobosinski on said:

      Okay, was it just me, or did this one not have that creepiness that we ve come to know and love from Mark Edwards Don t get me wrong, the storyline was creative, and it had suspense, and thrills it just I don t know I felt it was missing that eeriness I ve come to expect from Mark Edwards This one just seemed different to me Maybe, just maybe it was because I listened to the audiobook and it didn t have that same vibe you would get if you were reading the novel yourself That said, I listened to [...]

    26. Gemma Metcalfe on said:

      I am a huge fan of Mark Edward s novels, discovering him through his debut novel The Magpies and devouring every book he has written since The Lucky Ones is perhaps his best thriller to date, a story so captivating that you literally cannot put it down.The Lucky Ones centres on a serial killer whose desire is to make his victims happy before he kills them, believing that the art of living well and the art of dying well are one in the same Ben, a recently separated single father, is anything but [...]

    27. Caroline Mitchell on said:

      This is an edge of your seat book that you won t be able to put down Another Mark Edwards triumph Highly recommended.

    28. Denise on said:

      An excellent crime thriller from Mark Edwards I have been a fan of his books after first reading The Magpies and The Lucky Ones is another amazing book from a very talented author.Full of mystery and suspense and a gritty page turning plot that will twist and turn you in every direction to uncover the truth Detective Imogen Evans leads the investigation in the hunt for the serial killer The Viper, I do hope to read about her in the near future.All of the characters are fabulously drawn, I could [...]

    29. Claire on said:

      I have loved Mark Edwards writing since I read the very twisted The Magpies when it first came out back in 2013 I love the books he writes solo and with the talented Louise Voss No I ve not read them all badfan and I am aiming to rectify that but the ones I have read, I ve loved did I say that already The Lucky Ones has a slightly different feel to it compared to Mark s other solo offerings There is a bit of a mix between the dark psychological thrillers he writes and the police procedurals he w [...]

    30. Asheley on said:

      The Lucky Ones is my first book by Mark Edwards I ve noticed his books when browsing on , but I hadn t read one until a few days ago I was on the edge of my seat for the entire length of the book, especially during the second half The prologue starts off with a meeting between the killer and one of his victims we get both points of view and it never really lets up.One thing I like about this story is that it is easy to identify with so many of the characters An example of this is single dad Ben [...]

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