Tuesday, April 12, 2016
But Ani has a secret.
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.
The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free? - Simon & Schuster
I can't believe it's been almost a year since I've reviewed LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll. This book has been compared to GONE GIRL since the minute it was released -- probably even before that; however, I think that's a bit unfair. LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE is a fantastic book that certainly deserves its own praise!
Here's what I mean! LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE was an instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut of 2015. Film rights have been acquired by Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing under their Pacific Standard company; and Jessica Knoll has written the screenplay. In addition, The Mystery Writers of America have announced the annual Edgar® Awards, honoring the best in thriller fiction, and LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE is a finalist for the best first novel category.
Just last week, LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE was released in paperback! There was also another interesting story that came out about the author, Jessica Knoll, and her own personal story of gang rape that inspired LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE. You can read about her story in Lenny Letter entitled What I Know. She was also featured in the New York Times: Jessica Knoll Reveals the Rape Behind Her Novel, ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’.
Thanks to the kind folks at Simon & Schuster, I have a paperback copy of LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before April 25th at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!