BOOK REVIEW: Just My Luck by Adele Parks

Title: Just My Luck
Author: Adele Parks
Publication: April 6, 2021
Publisher: MIRA
Genre: Domestic Thrillers
Pages: 385

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

It’s the stuff dreams are made of – a lottery win so big, it changes everything.

For fifteen years, Lexi and Jake have played the same six numbers with their friends, the Pearsons and the Heathcotes. Over dinner parties, fish & chip suppers and summer barbecues, they’ve discussed the important stuff – the kids, marriages, jobs and houses – and they’ve laughed off their disappointment when they failed to win anything more than a tenner.

But then, one Saturday night, the unthinkable happens. There’s a rift in the group. Someone doesn’t tell the truth. And soon after, six numbers come up which change everything forever.

Lexi and Jake have a ticket worth £18 million. And their friends are determined to claim a share of it.

Adele Parks returns with a riveting look at the dark side of wealth in this gripping take on friendship, money and betrayal, and good luck gone bad…


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Having read Adele Parks before, I knew I wanted to check out her new book Just My Luck when I heard it was coming out. Adele Parks is well known for her domestic thrillers and I love a good thriller. Just My Luck was definitely full of twist and turns.

The story follows Lexie mostly as her family wins 17 million pounds in the lottery and right away drama ensues. They use to have a syndicate with friends to share it, but people backed out the week before. Now they want a cut. The husband is spending money like he will never run out and tensions are definitely high. I don’t want to spoil the story, but there are lawyers, there are giant parties, there are a LOT of secrets, and there is criminal activity!

One thing I was not loving about this book is the filler space. It seemed that the characters inner monologues were very active and went on and on even when the information wasn’t all that useful. It sometimes came across as just trying to fill space and made the story drag. The last 1/3 of the book was definitely not dragging and is where most of my happiness with this story comes from. I wish the rest of the book flowed as smoothly and as exciting as the end.

With that said, the end definitely made up for some of that lag in the beginning, but I definitely still remember it. I did enjoy the book and Adele Parks definitely knows how to write a story that makes you want to know how it is going to end. And with all my guesses, I never figured it out until the very end. I’ll definitely keep reading Parks’ books when they come out.

If you love domestic thrillers, Adele Parks is your girl. Check out Just My Luck on April 6, 2021 when it releases and you won’t be disappointed.


Pick up your copy of Just My Luck by Adele Parks on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and check your local bookstore on April 6, 2021. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. Check out more from author Adele Parks on her website HERE. Check out our review of Parks’ previous book Lies, Lies, Lies HERE.

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