Monday, January 29, 2018

Review: The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

Title: The Lucky Ones
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Mira Books (February 13, 2018)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
They called themselves “the lucky ones.” They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She's determined to find out what really happened that fateful night--was it an accident or, as she's always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she'll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.


A vivid and suspenseful tale of family, grief, love—and the dark secrets that bind everything together—Tiffany Reisz’s latest is enthralling to the final page.









When you pick up one of Reisz's books you know that you are going to get something so well written that even the taboo and almost scandalous topics inside of it are going to be made into something you understand and almost support. She has a way with settings, words and people, that you forget wrong is right and right is wrong and yet despite all that, she still pulls off a wonderfully told, wonderfully narrated story that not only makes you think but brings out all the feels along the way.

She knows how to pull out all the stops and not throw her punches and that is true in her latest novel as well. She never ceases to make me gasp, cringe, and even be horrified at what humanity and the characters she has created are capable of and in most cases, even though evil deeds are done, wrongs have been made, and mistakes are around every corner, we love her characters all the more for them. 

If I said this book shocked me, I would be both lying and telling the truth. The fact is, I was expecting to be shocked and maybe even appalled by what I was about to read but I wasn't expecting to also be fascinated with the whys and hows and the what the heck did I just read feels. Truly Reisz's knows how to bring out all the emotions and which is why, she continues to excel in this genre and will forever be an auto-buy author for me.

I don't even want to go into detail about this read other than to say I loved it and fans, need to buy it, read it, devour it, you won't regret it. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

51 comments:

  1. One day I would like to try this author. I think I have one of her books

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    1. Definitely do, she is just so much fun, especially with her mystery type reads.

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  2. Hmm, this sounds really interesting. I'm definitely hoping to read even more mysteries this year, I think I'll add this one to the bunch. Nice review!

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    1. Yay! I think you will like it. They are totally twisted and so good!

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  3. I haven't read anything by this author, but you've got me so curious! I love that she's an author who brings out all these emotions in you!
    Great review, Ali!

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    1. Thanks Nick! This is her..third book I think I've read and I've loved them all. She is just so good and there is always romance in them too which is nice. ;)

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  4. I still need to read a Tiffany Reisz book! I don't know how I haven't yet. Great review!!

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    1. Do try her, her writing is so fabulous, I think you would love her too. :D

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  5. Do you know that I haven't read her yet. That must change. Thanks for this really great review Kindlemom

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    1. It must Debbie! I think you would like her as well and there are many of us (that you follow too) that love her. ;)

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  6. This is on my wish list!! I'm so glad to see that you really enjoyed it.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. I fell utterly and completely in love with this story of a totally dysfunctional family! And I'm happy you enjoyed it as well.
    You said it all when you stated that Reisz always manages to bring stories and characters that touch us so deeply we care about them even when their story is quite taboo.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Yes! *high fives you* So glad you love her too. Her books really are unique in some ways and so addicting!

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  8. Oh gosh, I don’t know if I can do this one. I am intrigued but don’t want it to be too dark.

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    1. I don't think it will be too dark for you Heidi, just definitely not rainbows and sunshine. ;)

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  9. I really enjoyed this one Ali and yep. it was twisted :) But I like these gothic type mysteries from time to time.

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    1. Me too, well, maybe more than from time to time lately LOL!

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  10. Nice review, Ali. I've been looking for a stand alone to add to my TBR, and this one is on my radar.

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    1. Thanks Tyler! It does have some steamier scenes so be prepared for those!

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  11. I've never heard of this author, but this sounds good! I always love a book that can bring out emotions very well. I'll have to add this to my to read list for sure. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. :)

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    1. I really hope you do because this author is fabulous!!

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  12. I haven't read too many of her books but this one sounds good.

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  13. This sounds dark and twisted - is itb y chance Gothic in style?? I'm very curious. Glad you enjoyed this one Ali.

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    1. It does have a slightly gothic feel to it Kim!

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  14. I can't wait to read this. I'm so behind on reading and blogging, but I'm definitely getting to this one soon.

    Hi!

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  15. Wow that definitely makes this one sound good! Now I'm very curious what happened! Sounds very suspenseful too- love stories like that. :)

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    1. Me too Greg and this was definitely suspenseful!

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  16. Ohhh, I'm loving the sound of this one!

    Vanessa @ Blushing Geek

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  17. The tells of a great book is how much emotion it makes you feel. This thriller put you through the motions, sounds really suspenseful

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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  18. I can't wait to tackle this one. I'm hoping it will come out on audio. I love Reisz. Like you said, she is a great writer and loves to push boundaries.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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  19. I want to try her books eventually, especially one of her mysteries. This darker type has great appeal because I love gothic-style suspense.

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    1. I think you will like this one then. I've only tried her mysteries but I've loved all of them that I've tried so far (3 I think?).

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  20. Shocked but fascinated? Okay, you have me very intrigued!

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    1. Yep, all those things and then some!

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  21. I still need to read something by her, recently she had been putting out some really good books it seems.

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    1. Yes! I adore all her mysteries, they are a must to try.

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  22. I do love TR's writing! I got a copy of this as well and I'm looking forward to being sucked in to the story. Glad to hear you really enjoyed it! Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel and I really hope you love it too! :D

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  23. I love books that make you feel! I haven't read anything by this author, but I clearly need to fix that!

    Do You Dog-ear?

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    1. You really do, she is so fun! Definitely adult though so be prepared for that. ;)

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  24. You make it sound more interesting than the description of the book! Yay! I'm adding it to the list of books I want to read.

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    1. Thank you and I hope you end up rally liking her work as well!

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  25. I have recently added this to my tbr. This author is new to me and your review just made me happy I found her book and added it. I will need to check out all her books.

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