The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards #Serial Killers #Psychological Thrillers #Review

The Lucky Ones Kindle Edition

It was the happiest day of her life. Little did she know it was also the last.

When a woman’s body is found in the grounds of a ruined priory, Detective Imogen Evans realises she is dealing with a serial killer—a killer whose victims appear to die in a state of bliss, eyes open, smiles forever frozen on their faces.

A few miles away, single dad Ben Hofland believes his fortunes are changing at last. Forced to move back to the sleepy village where he grew up following the breakdown of his marriage, Ben finally finds work. What’s more, the bullies who have been terrorising his son, Ollie, disappear. For the first time in months, Ben feels lucky.

But he is unaware that someone is watching him and Ollie. Someone who wants nothing but happiness for Ben.

Happiness…and death.

The Lucky Ones is the terrifying new thriller from the #1 Kindle bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Devil’s Work.

About the Author

Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people, and is inspired by writers such as Stephen King, Ira Levin, Ruth Rendell and Linwood Barclay.

He is the author of four #1 bestsellers: Follow You Home (a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015), The Magpies, Because She Loves Me, and The Devil’s Work, along with What You Wish For and six novels co-written with Louise Voss. All of his books are inspired by real-life experiences.

Originally from the south coast of England, Mark now lives in the West Midlands with his wife, their three children, a ginger cat, and a golden retriever.

Mark loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via his website, http://www.markedwardsauthor.com.

Our Review

I do love a good psychological thriller and have heard so many good things about The Lucky Ones, the twisted tale of a benevolent killer.

While I am reading the book, I wondered why it was so important that the victims had to die like that, The Lucky Ones, the hapless victims chosen to enter eternity with a smile.

Mark Edwards is a brilliant writer, all of his characters are such real, fascinating people. The brilliantly plotted storyline kept me reading into the small hours!

My favourite character was Imogen Evans, the red- haired female detective with an interesting sense of humour.

Victims are killed when at their happiest, the bodies left in their special place.

Why were the smiles so important, and how did the killer manage this?

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