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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'A wild and deeply satisfying rollercoaster ride . . . the most fun I've had reading a book in quite a while' - Taylor Jenkins Reid
What if you had the winning lottery ticket that would change your life forever, but you couldn't cash it in?
Lucky Armstrong is tough, talented and in real trouble. Having just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, she's preparing to start a brand new life, complete with new identity, when everything goes sideways. Suddenly Lucky finds herself completely alone, without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she's learned the art of the scam.
When Lucky discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means she'll be arrested for her crimes.
As Lucky tries to avoid capture and make a future for herself, she must find a way to confront her own past and learn what it means to be independent and honest . . . before her luck runs out.
A criminal with a winning lottery ticket scrambles to elude arrest in this thrilling adventure. In 1982, con man John Armstrong deceitfully convinces a nun that a foundling left on the church steps is his daughter, Luciana "Lucky" Armstrong, and takes custody. Twenty-six years later, John is incarcerated and Lucky, who never doubted John was her real father, flees Boise, Idaho, just as the Ponzi scheme she cooked up with her boyfriend, Cary, is cracking. She wakes up after a night in Vegas to discover Cary and their money gone, then finds out a lottery ticket she bought on a whim back in Idaho is worth $390 million. Using her skills at deception, she crisscrosses the country, trying to stay one step ahead of law enforcement and finding a way to cash the ticket without turning herself in. A poor decision ensnares her with a dangerous former associate of her father before she decides to seek out the woman said by John to be her mother in New York City. Stapley raises the stakes through Lucky's increasingly desperate moves while adding depth via flashbacks to Lucky's childhood, which was full of scams and disappointments, and through Lucky's gradual reckoning with the truth. This page-turner packs in more than its share of heart.
Unfortunately the book is formated wrongly sothat you always can only see the first page only of each chapter. Therefore a lot of parts of the story are cut out. :/
The writing is nice though.