My Review of “The Lucky Ones” by Mark Edwards

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The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

by Mark Edwards (Goodreads Author)
It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.

When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorising his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.

But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.

Happiness…and death.

The Lucky Ones is the terrifying new thriller from the #1 bestselling author of Follow You Home. (less)

Paperback, 380 pages
Expected publication: June 15th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
I would like to thank Thomas & Mercer, NetGalley and Mark Edwards for the ARC (advanced reading copy) of “The Lucky Ones” by Mark Edwards for my honest review.
The genres for this book are General Fiction(Adult), Mystery and Thriller, and Suspense.
The characters are described as complicated and complex. Some of the characters are plain and ordinary flawed people with problems. Some of the characters are quirky and seem to be suspect of doing evil things.
I like the way the author provides a unusual and suspenseful story-line. There is a serial killer or killers who equates happiness with death.  The killer or killers make sure the  victims find happiness in their life, and then these victims are ready to be killed. Most of the victim’s that are killed are found smiling. What is the motivation for this murder? Who and why is this happening? How are the victims picked out?
There is constant suspense, action, twists and turns with a surprising ending. I liked that the author resolves the story but leaves the reader with an uncomfortable feeling that this might not be the ending.
I would highly recommend this novel as an intriguing and suspenseful mystery.

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