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Publisher's Summary

Over 4 million Adele Parks books sold worldwide including Lies, Lies, Lies and I Invited Her In!  

"Utterly engrossing and brilliant" (Lucy Foley New York Times best-selling author of The Guest List)

It was supposed to be the lottery win they’d always dreamed of....

For 15 years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends. Over drinks, dinner parties and summer barbecues, the three couples have discussed the important stuff — kids, marriages, careers — and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything.

But then the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone is caught in a lie. And soon after, six numbers come up that change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth millions. And their friends are determined to claim a share.

Number one Sunday Times best-selling author Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping tale of friendship, money, betrayal and good luck gone bad....

Don't miss Woman Last Seen from number one Sunday Times best seller Adele Parks.

Looking for more? Check out Adele Parks' other thrilling books:

I Invited Her In

Lies, Lies, Lies

©2021 Adele Parks (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Mixed feelings about this one

I mean on one hand, it kept me listening to the end, so there’s that. The premise of the book is really good and I loved the twists and turns. The problem is, none of the characters were that likeable. Presumably the author intended for us to like and side with Lexi, but Lexi was mousy, a pushover, had no backbone, and was one dimensional. I didn’t think the last scene was very believable, and it took away from the overall story. I think it was too long, and there was too much endless internal dialog, especially the parts from Emily’s point of view. Still, it wasn’t a total flop and I WAS entertained, despite the boring bits. It’s always interesting to see how people react to winning lots of money. This book doesn’t leave much hope for humanity, though. Everyone was greedy and shallow.

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Starts well, dies out

Starts out as what could potentially be a thriller/mystery. A couple wins 18,000,000 pounds in the lottery and the two couples with whom they were previously in a lottery group come forward to say they also purchased the ticket and should be due part of the winnings. I was hopeful that this would turn into some sort of crime thriller or a suspenseful story about the ticket and its winnings. Instead it became a boring story about the winning couple/family and boo hoo the down side of winning so much money. Cry me a river. What a disappointment

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Slow but Original 🐢👧👦👩💃👨💰

Greatest Strength: Originality
Greatest Annoyance: “Privilege” Overkill, like 90% of new releases
Narrators: Took a few chapters to adjust, but they were pretty good.

No Spoilers: but Jake tho 🤮

Overall opinion: Other than the over-saturated “people with money are evil and greedy” premise, the plot was interesting and unique. However, at one point I just knew it was over and there were still 4 hours left. The book gears up, slows down, gears up, slows down and so-on throughout. If it were a little less dry and a little more entertaining I would have enjoyed that attribute, because I love a good long book. But “okay” can only hold my attention for so long.

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First, I have to ask, what’s up with this constant “privilege” theme? What about the theme of hero-worshipping immigrants and other cultures yet disdain for your own country and culture? Why can’t we have one without the other? I suppose this is an international initiative that has trickled into sports, entertainment, education, and basically everywhere else.

In this book, every place Lexi goes from restaurants to stores to parties are filled with nothing but terrible people. Even in her memories of waiting tables, she remembers only privileged perverted men and picky women. I waited tables, have owned businesses, and have worked for large corporations. I cannot completely relate to this sentiment that most authors are now soaking their pages with. I know that the very top 2% of the world might live and act like this, but I’m just so bored of generalizing the entire middle and upper classes of society this way. They are likely the reason that more than once, when I offer food to the homeless, they are well fed enough to be choosy and even turn it away. They keep people employed. They take positions and challenges no one else can or wants to take. They volunteer and fundraise for the causes you believe in. Let’s be careful not to demonize an entire race or class of people, since that’s the very thing we’ve been fighting against.

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Good but frustrating

I did enjoy the book,it was well written and easy to follow. It was hard for me to love it because I just couldn't not stand the self riotous main character lady. She drove me crazy!

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Oh.... my.... whoa!

Wow. Lol! Right until the last minutes there are shockers and twists.
The narration which is stilted is somehow appropriate. We are told the story from Lexie, the wife of one of the couples and her teenage daughter. It’s read in a dark, factual way that feels like a documentary. But... somehow it all pulls together for quite a tale. Somehow I feel there were a few life lessons along the way also without being preachy.
Enjoyed this after a long dry spell of duds.

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Just my luck…

A bit slow at the beginning but good nonetheless. I was Surprised at the ending.

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Great book!

I love finding a GREAT book. So well written, I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to read more by this author.

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Not a Thriller

I am only reading this book because it was a daily special for audible. The premise sounded good. But for me it drags on too much. Everyone thinks winning the lottery is the answer to your prayers, not in this case it is a night mare.

RECOMMENDATION; SKIP IT

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Careful what you wish for!

The book grabbed me from the beginning and went to unexpected places. Highly recommend it!

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Title should include bad luck

This type of tale makes me so anxious! You know things will go wrong, but with the unlikeable characters, and unwise decisions by the truckload, my neck got stiff and I skipped many chapters. If you like a lot going on, you’d like it.