Thursday 30 April 2015

My Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

 4 out of 5 stars

Ani FaNelli has achieved the life she always wanted - a career in a woman’s magazine, a stylish apartment in NYC, and she is going to be on TV, whilst planning the perfect wedding to a dashing and successful investment banker. Yet she has a secret, hidden in the shadows of the world she came from that threatens to topple her carefully constructed and hard-fought for life.

Jessica Knoll draws us in to both these worlds, switching between the gossipy cut throat den of iniquity in Ani’s adult life and the exclusive high school where she as TifAni first experienced not fitting in to the society she has found herself in.

This is no Gone Girl, yet it has other strengths so that it doesn’t have to be. It is gripping – after the first fifty pages, which were condescending in style. The female lead, though not always likeable, is gutsy and you find yourself cheering her on. A very good thriller.

You may also enjoy The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins or Second Life by SJ Watson.

ISBN: 9781447286202

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