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 danger.
As 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 day.
Yet 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 more questions than answers.
Embarking 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 everything.
Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.
This book started off strong to me. When Alice recognizes her kidnappers photo on the Doe Pages, I was ok, here we go! Alice is a rare statistic. Meaning that a kidnapped child was found within hours of being taken. That being said, it was a little suspicious to me that she was found so soon, and that there was hardly any media coverage on it. The investigation just ends when she’s found. Hello red flags! Now the man who took her is missing, and Alice wants to find him.
This book had so much potential, but I started to get bored after awhile. First off there are a lot of players, and I had problems keeping everyone straight. From all the guys who worked at the construction site, to the man she almost married, to friends from The Doe Pages. I will admit I liked the concept of The Doe Pages.
I almost put this one down because it was going too slow for me, but I really wanted to see if everything tied together in the end.
Thank you NetGalley and William Morrow for the digital copy of this ARC.
This one comes out February, 18, 2020.
Book Rating: 3/5