THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER!
What if winning means losing everything?
‘A gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets’ Lisa Jewell
‘Addictive, provocative and thoroughly relatable – a brilliantly crafted reminder to be careful what you wish for’ TM Logan
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.
Sunday Times Number One bestseller Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad…
Praise for Just My Luck:
‘Adele Parks never takes her foot off the gas, every book is tighter, faster, better than the last. Just My Luck is a gripping story of greed, lies and dark family secrets. I read it in a two-day frenzy’ Lisa Jewell
‘A compelling take on one of those “what if” scenarios that we’ve all wondered about. Addictive, provocative and thoroughly relatable – a brilliantly crafted reminder to be careful what you wish for’ TM Logan
‘An absolute joy: gripping, shocking and surprising. A cautionary tale about what one couple’s sudden wealth can do to old friendships’ Jane Fallon
‘Stupendous! I read this totally compelling modern-day morality tale over a weekend – I couldn’t put it down. As ever, Adele Parks does not disappoint – you’ll love it’ Ruth Jones
‘Like a deft magician, this book reveals its twists only at the very end, I was completely astonished’ Rosamund Lupton
‘A dark, gripping thriller’ Woman’s Weekly
‘Fabulous… her best yet’ Daily Mail
About the author
Adele Parks was born in Teesside, North East England. She is the author of nineteen international bestsellers, including her most recent Sunday Times Number One bestseller, Lies Lies Lies. She's an ambassador for The National Literacy Trust and a judge for the Costa. Adele has lived in Botswana, Italy and London, and is now settled in Guildford, Surrey, with her husband, son and cat. Just My Luck is her twentieth novel in twenty years.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Adele Parks excels again with a brilliant thriller—exposing just how strong family ties are in the face of life-changing cash. The novel begins in dreamland: taking you through the moment Lexi and Jake discover their jaw-dropping, life-altering lottery win. Soon, however, giddy euphoria gives way to tension and paranoia and the couple’s true character and deep-rooted secrets begin to surface and unravel. Through thrilling twists and turns it’s a challenge to keep on top of this wildly entertaining, often shocking scramble for the upper hand. A gripping cautionary tale of greed.