Sunday 29 March 2020

The Winner by David Baldacci

The WinnerThe Winner by David Baldacci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 1 day

Pages - 528

Publisher - Grand Central publishing

Source - Bought

Blurb from Goodreads

The Dream

She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever.

The Killer

It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.

The Winner

For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will...

My Review

LuAnn Tyler is living in a crappy trailer, her wee girl is her world, her boyfriend is a lazy cheating violent idiot. She is working a dead end job trying desperately to make ends meet. When a chance of a lifetime comes along, the offer to win the lottery and become a millionaire but she must leave the country, tell no one and never come back. How could she refuse, but when there is a murder LuAnn ends up on the wanted list. Life is good, she has everything she needs and keeps on the move with her daughter, ten years pass and LuAnn does the one thing she was told not to, she returns to America and now it isn't just the police after her.

I really enjoyed this one, pacey, morals, death, a killer who has everything at his disposal, a master of disguise and on the hunt for LuAnn. The lotttery aspect is something different, wouldn't we all love to win the lotto, what if it meant breaking the law? The concept of how was interesting and there is enough action to keep you going page after page.

I have read Baldacci before and it was fine but this one I really enjoyed, 4/5 for me this time.

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