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From The Acclaimed Author Of Under A Dark Sky Comes An Unforgettable, Chilling Novel About A Young Woman Who Recognizes The Man Who Kidnapped Her As A Child, Setting Off A Search For Justice, And Into DangerAs A Child, Alice Was Stolen From Her Backyard In A Tiny Indiana Community, But Against The Odds, Her Policeman Father Tracked Her Down Within Twenty Four Hours And Rescued Her From Harm In The Aftermath Of The Crime, Her Family Decided To Move To Chicago And Close The Door On That Horrible DayYet Alice Hasn T Forgotten She Devotes Her Spare Time Volunteering For A Website Called The Doe Pages Scrolling Through Pages Upon Pages Of Unidentified People, Searching For Clues That Could Help Reunite Families With Their Missing Loved Ones When A Face Appears On Alice S Screen That She Recognizes, She S Stunned To Realize It S The Same Man Who Kidnapped Her Decades Ago The Post Is Deleted As Quickly As It Appeared, Leaving Alice With Questions Than AnswersEmbarking On A Search For The Truth, She Enlists The Help Of Friends From The Doe Pages To Connect The Dots And Find Her Kidnapper Before He Hurts Someone Else Then Alice Crosses Paths With Merrily Cruz, Another Woman Who S Been Hunting For Answers Of Her Own Together, They Begin To Unravel A Dark, Painful Web Of Lies That Will Change What They Thought They Knew And Could Cost Them EverythingTwisting And Compulsively Readable, The Lucky One Explores The Lies We Tell Ourselves To Feel Safe


10 thoughts on “The Lucky One

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Okay I admit that I love dark, scary, unconventional, complex, nerve bending stories So when I read the blurb I was already volunteered to jump in Mystery behind Alice s kidnapping, her dysfunctional family story, two women s collaboration to start a search for bringing out the truth are great materials to enjoy a book wholeheartedly The eerie and disturbing feeling, slow burn dark theme usually work well for me but at some point slowness turned into too much stalling and BAM, the story s bui Okay I admit that I love dark, scary, unconventional, complex, nerve bending stories So when I read the blurb I was already volunteered to jump in Mystery behind Alice s kidnapping, her dysfunctional family story, two women s collaboration to start a search for bringing out the truth are great materials to enjoy a book wholeheartedly The eerie and disturbing feeling, slow burn dark theme usually work well for me but at some point slowness turned into too much stalling and BAM, the story s building slowly collapsed with the help dislikable characters Don t get me wrong, I love broken, flawed, problematic characters which make themrealistic but at this book Alice s attitudes and her passivity makes me pissed off I wished she could have held on her life .I can sense them the author made some decision to build characters and form story progression with unexpected and different way but unfortunately her writing technique didn t work for me and made me loss my interest easily.So for darker themes and intriguing blurb, I could only give three stars I couldn t find anything from those characters stories resonate with me I really did try but it didn t fit with my expectations.Special thanks to Netgalley and William Morrow Paperbacks to share this intriguing ARC Copy with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Lori Rader-Day Lori Rader-Day says:

    Oh, yeah Five stars for my own book, not too proud Honestly, I worked really hard on this book and I hope you all like it, too.


  3. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes A cake of angels and beauty itself, chocolate on top of chocolate, like a last request before execution Merrily had passed out in a food coma in her old room and had to borrow the twinset and skirt from her mom s closet for work Merrily looked like a giraffe dressed for church, but she still looked better than the women in the front office any day of the week Fact I turned thirty Thirty Thirty was a monster She d been pursued by it and now here it sat in her lap, breath Favorite Quotes A cake of angels and beauty itself, chocolate on top of chocolate, like a last request before execution Merrily had passed out in a food coma in her old room and had to borrow the twinset and skirt from her mom s closet for work Merrily looked like a giraffe dressed for church, but she still looked better than the women in the front office any day of the week Fact I turned thirty Thirty Thirty was a monster She d been pursued by it and now here it sat in her lap, breathing its stink on her Her age would ruin everything, if not this year, then soon There s my Alice in Wonderland Alice got up and met him for a hug He couldn t swing her off her feet any, but the old nickname never failed to shrink her to fit the tiny door of childhood.Every sweet thing about Uncle Jim, Jimmy could ruin like a funhouse mirror She liked to think that Jimmy was adopted, some changeling JimBig and his ex wife had found and taken home.Merrily had always wished for a baby brother or sister, but she needn t have bothered Her own mother provided all the mischief she could handle Why were the grown ups in her life so damaged and needy My Review This gripping, tautly written, and twisty book had me in knots and frequently chewing on my lips and picking at my ragged cuticles, which were merely the early clues that this was going to be a 5 Star read Each character was oddly compelling and complex while also deeply flawed and not all that admirable Neither of the two main characters, Merrily and Alice, were among the sharpest tools in the shed and I frequently wanted to schedule each of them a colonoscopy to search for their misplaced craniums The storylines were shrewdly crafted, cunningly paced, and riveting with intrigue while fraught with tension, family secrets, and impending peril This was my first experience with the diabolically clever and unpredictable storytelling of Lori Rader Day and in my expert analysis she may well be a high priestess of the word voodoo as I was totally sucked into her vortex, tumbled around, and spit back out hours later feeling rather stunned, dazed, and pleasantly amazed


  4. Ash Ash says:

    Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF 50%.I got halfway through this book only to realize I didn t care about what was happening or how it would end It wasn t a bad book, necessarily, just not a very compelling one The Lucky One stars two female protagonists Alice Fine was kidnapped as a toddler and now works for her father s construction firm and spends her free time identifying missing persons on a website calle Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF 50%.I got halfway through this book only to realize I didn t care about what was happening or how it would end It wasn t a bad book, necessarily, just not a very compelling one The Lucky One stars two female protagonists Alice Fine was kidnapped as a toddler and now works for her father s construction firm and spends her free time identifying missing persons on a website called the Doe Pages Merrily Cruz was raised by a single mother and now works a boring office job and has a lucrative side gig as a cam girl They re both connected to a man named Richard, or Rick, and their stories intertwine as they try to find Rick and figure out who he is was.Unfortunately I thought the characters in this book were mostly weak and underdeveloped, from Alice and Merrily to the modest cast of side characters that consisted of their friends, family, and coworkers There were moments when I felt a tenuous connection to one or both of the protagonists, but it wasn t enough to get me fully invested.The plot, meanwhile, had a slow start, with not much happening for at least the first half of the book, and I was never fully invested I kept reading mostly out of habit I wasn t even that interested to find out how it ended At most, I was mildly intrigued It was at that point that I decided to stop This is a mystery, after all If I didn t care about solving the mystery, why keep reading I would be open to readingof Lori Rader Day s books in the future, because I think her writing has promise, but only if she upped the suspense and engagement factors


  5. Kristy Kristy says:

    Alice Fine s life is defined by the fact that as a young child, she was kidnapped from her backyard But her father, a policeman, defied the odds and found Alice within hours However, the crime terrified her parents, who moved to Chicago to try to forget about the past Still the kidnapping haunts Alice, who spends her time on a website called the Doe Pages, devoted to finding the missing dead or alive As she s scrolling through one day, Alice sees a familiar face that of her kidnapper, so m Alice Fine s life is defined by the fact that as a young child, she was kidnapped from her backyard But her father, a policeman, defied the odds and found Alice within hours However, the crime terrified her parents, who moved to Chicago to try to forget about the past Still the kidnapping haunts Alice, who spends her time on a website called the Doe Pages, devoted to finding the missing dead or alive As she s scrolling through one day, Alice sees a familiar face that of her kidnapper, so many years ago Before she knows it, Alice and some others from the Doe Pages are working to find the man before he can hurt another During their search, they meet Merrily, a woman searching for the same man for entirely different reasons And Alice begins to dig deeper, she will uncover secrets that have long meant to be buried This was my first book by Lori Rader Day and overall, I enjoyed it I will readby her, I m sure I did find the book a little choppy and hard to follow There was just something that slowed it down for me I also could never quite figure out why Merrily was so invested in finding Rick, Alice s missing person I was never fully invested in the characters, including Alice or Merrily Still, there are a lot of mysteries to solve here and much to keep the reader guessing The book is intricately plotted, with lots of twists It s often captivating and certainly interesting 3.75 stars, rounded to 4 here Blog Twitter Facebook Instagram PaperBackSwap Smashbomb


  6. Sheila Sheila says:

    2 stars it was OK.This book created a sense of unease, which I enjoyed, and I thought the ending was good However, I also thought the book relied too much on characters not talking most of this book s tension could have been solved with a good conversation , and I greatly disliked Alice, the book s protagonist She was very passive, letting life slide over her I realize that was on purpose and she does grow, but it made for dull reading, in my mind.I received this review copy from the publis 2 stars it was OK.This book created a sense of unease, which I enjoyed, and I thought the ending was good However, I also thought the book relied too much on characters not talking most of this book s tension could have been solved with a good conversation , and I greatly disliked Alice, the book s protagonist She was very passive, letting life slide over her I realize that was on purpose and she does grow, but it made for dull reading, in my mind.I received this review copy from the publisher on NetGalley Thanks for the opportunity to read and review I appreciate it


  7. Kate Vocke (bookapotamus) Kate Vocke (bookapotamus) says:

    Most people who go missing are never found but Alice was the lucky one As a child, Alice was stolen But her quick thinking policeman father tracked her down and found her within 24 hours As an adult, Alice devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages a group of amateur sleuths who search for missing people to reunite them with their families When a missing man is posted on the site, she s stunned to realize it s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago But Most people who go missing are never found but Alice was the lucky one As a child, Alice was stolen But her quick thinking policeman father tracked her down and found her within 24 hours As an adult, Alice devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages a group of amateur sleuths who search for missing people to reunite them with their families When a missing man is posted on the site, she s stunned to realize it s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago But it s deleted right away and Alice finds herself determined to find him This was a WILD ride I love the idea of the Doe Pages and crowdsourcing to find missing people And these characters are quirky, and smart, and just how you d imagine them to be The search for Alice s kidnapper is a web of twisty turns and sooo many lies and Alice begins to uncover things in both her personal and professional life that make this one compulsively readable and a true nail biter Definitely pick this one up if you enjoy true crime, solving mysteries, and sleuthing It s a fun read and I found myself marveling at the development and pace of the story The intricacies of lies and deceptions and their unravelling was a web of complexities that had an extremely satisfying ending And a group of bad ass chicks solving cold cases fantastic


  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    This is a decent book, if a little convoluted Once I made sense of it in my head, it was pretty good, but it takes some work by the reader because the author s exposition is a bit clunky I liked the idea of the reddit type threads talking about missing people and trying to match them with discovered bodies I just didn t get Alice s kidnapping in the first place, and couldn t figure out why she was so docile and let her dad bulldoze her into not asking questions about anything in her life or p This is a decent book, if a little convoluted Once I made sense of it in my head, it was pretty good, but it takes some work by the reader because the author s exposition is a bit clunky I liked the idea of the reddit type threads talking about missing people and trying to match them with discovered bodies I just didn t get Alice s kidnapping in the first place, and couldn t figure out why she was so docile and let her dad bulldoze her into not asking questions about anything in her life or past The ending is good because it does tie up all loose ends and things do make sense, so that s why 3 stars instead of 2, because my confusion was alleviated.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own


  9. Marc Bougharios Marc Bougharios says:

    This book will be released on February 18th 20203.25 starsThis was my first book by Lori Rader Day I ve heard a lot about her before and I m glad that I was able to discover her writing The novel s plot was very interesting Alice was kidnapped as a little child but then her dad, who was a ploce officer, found her and rescued her She was the lucky one, but she had never forgotten what happened and she now spends most if not all of her time on a website called The Doe Pages to try and find o This book will be released on February 18th 20203.25 starsThis was my first book by Lori Rader Day I ve heard a lot about her before and I m glad that I was able to discover her writing The novel s plot was very interesting Alice was kidnapped as a little child but then her dad, who was a ploce officer, found her and rescued her She was the lucky one, but she had never forgotten what happened and she now spends most if not all of her time on a website called The Doe Pages to try and find other missing people, almost like a way to pay it forward But she sees a profile on that page that she recognizes and her world spirals from there full of secrets and lies that she didn t know were being hidden from her I really enjoyed the narrative of this story I liked how it was told in dual perspectives Alice s and Merrily a women who is somehow connected to Alice, and I won t say how It s two different women, two different stories and the way their lives become connected is really entertaining to read Each perspective is fresh and mysterious in their way and it always kept me hooked Halfway throughout the story, I felt like it was getting dragged on a little and the novel felt a little too long for me and so I started to lose interest in the story That being said, I m glad that I finished reading until the end because there were a few good plot twists The beginning and the ending of the story was a bit stronger than the middle part of it I do wish that some of the twists would have been placed a littlein the center of the story, not that there weren t any in the middle, but not enough to hook me A great ending though, fast paced and action packed and it s a nice satisfying conclusion Thank you to HarperCollins Canada and William Morrow Books for providing me with an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review


  10. Shelleyrae at Book& Shelleyrae at Book& says:

    The Lucky One by Lori Rader Day is a twisty thriller of betrayal, murder, and dark family secrets Alice Fine has only vague memories of being kidnapped from her front yard as a toddler Rescued within hours by her father, then a police officer, she has always considered herself one of the lucky ones to be reunited with her family, no harm done Conscious of her good fortune, Alice uses her spare time to participate in the online Doe Network a website which aims to identify missing persons whe The Lucky One by Lori Rader Day is a twisty thriller of betrayal, murder, and dark family secrets Alice Fine has only vague memories of being kidnapped from her front yard as a toddler Rescued within hours by her father, then a police officer, she has always considered herself one of the lucky ones to be reunited with her family, no harm done Conscious of her good fortune, Alice uses her spare time to participate in the online Doe Network a website which aims to identify missing persons where one evening she unexpectedly comes across the face of her abductor Wanting answers Alice, with the help of two other amateur websleuths, decides to learnabout him When her search leads her to cross paths with Merrily Cruz, who is worried about her missing former stepfather, the pair realise they are both looking for the same man and the shocking truth about who he is will unravel their past, and their future.The story unfolds from the alternating perspectives of Alice and Merrily, who seem to have almost nothing in common except for a tenuous connection to the missing man Neither of them have any idea of the danger that will place them in as they begin to dig into his past in order to understand their own To be honest I thought the characterisation overall was a little weak and sometimes inconsistent, particularly in relation to Alice, however I was interested in how Alice and Merrily would be affected as the truth was revealed.The mystery is well plotted offering a few intriguing twists I thought the pace was a little slow until the lives of Alice and Merrily intersected, but Rader Day does effectively build tension, and I was engrossed in the unraveling lies, secrets, and betrayals I thought the major twist was unique and unpredictable, leading to a satisfying conclusion.With its original premise, I thought The Lucky One was a decent thriller