Lucky (Hardback)
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Lucky (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 24/06/2021
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Descending into a spiral of addiction through online gambling, a young woman soon finds herself in a dangerous amount of debt to the wrong person in Edwards' gripping thriller.

A tense, twisty novel about race, power, betrayal, survival - and an addiction so compelling it threatens to destroy everything in its path

Etta wants to get married. Ola, her partner, says he does too, but he's also allergic to making concrete plans and keeps insisting that they save enough for a house deposit before they even think of marriage.

So Etta finds a way to start secretly making money: online gambling. And how lucky that she just happens to be so good at it.

Soon she's playing quite a lot. She doesn't like lying to Ola, but it's all for the good of their relationship. She's even made a friend on the site, StChristopher75, and she's invited to a special VIP party. And even if she is losing a little money here and there - or even quite a lot - she'll win it back eventually. In the mean time, perhaps StChristopher75 can help her out with a little loan, once she's met him in real life. He's just won big, and he's been so friendly and helpful.

And he says her photo's hot. Why wouldn't he want to help her?

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008364564
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 30 mm


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'A compelling, warm and clever read. Betrayal, blackmail, a marriage on hold, Lucky has all the ingredients of a page-turning thriller or a top-notch noir crime novel and yet Edwards is also writing towards conversations about race and everyday social injustice too. Read Lucky because it embraces the concerns of our everyday humanity in a post-Brexit, post-pandemic world of debt and insecurity. Her protagonist Etta, is driven by the forces of a world on the edge' - Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

'A fresh, exhilarating voice' - Adele Parks

'This deep dive into gambling addiction packs a huge emotional punch. I devoured it' - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

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“Lucky”

Etta lives with Ola and dreams of marrying him. They have quite a bit of money saved but Ola insists they just need a little bit more before they can tie the knot. She is desperate to be married though and desperate... More

Hardback edition
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“Complex and gripping”

I haven’t read anything by Rachel Edwards, but I’m totally blown away by this complex tale which explores so many issues. Addictive behaviour, racism, Windrush, love, friendship, betrayal; it’s difficult to know where... More

Hardback edition
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“Gloriously twisted tale”

I really enjoyed "Darling" but it took me a while to get into this book and the characters. However, it was definitely worth persevering as the twisted narrative becomes one of survival and betrayal in many... More

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