Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive
by Jessica Knoll

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Release date: May 12, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Hardback: 352 pages
Rating: 5


As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?


My two-bits:

This story has one of those protagonists that makes you leary. Is she good? Is she bad? In general I kept wondering what made her tick and why.

But then as the story progressed, it started to take a turn in another direction with another angle and perspective of things.

Loved the different women's issues that arise from this story.

The story blends past and present in a thriller mode that certainly jumbled my feelings for the protagonist. And even to the end, I'm not sure. I'll be stewing about this one for awhile.


* fyi: Lionsgate has bought the rights to Luckiest Girl Alive! Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea will produce and Jessica Knoll will write the screenplay. (details)

* review copy courtesy of edelweiss

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: Plants on Cover

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