Henpicked’s book of the month for August 2021…
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For this month we’ve chosen Just My Luck by Adele Parks.
What if winning meant losing everything?
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.
Here are the reviews for Just My Luck:
‘A gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets.’ Lisa Jewell
‘Utterly engrossing and brilliant.’ Lucy Foley
‘Addictive, provocative… brilliantly crafted.’ TM Logan
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