If you’re a Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train fan, then the next
girl book to add to your list should be Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. Pronto!
Goodreads gives it a 3.5 star but I’d round it up to a 3 star! I was expecting the same flickering twists like the other chick lit thrillers, but I found myself rushing through the book to find that one elusive twist that lasts no longer than a few pages. The protagonist Ani, takes you through all the makings of a disturbed teenage life, from school cafeteria acceptance to repulsing her tacky middle class status to becoming a victim of crime, not once but twice. The story also needles through her past and present life, and takes us along on her journey of leaving behind TifAni (correct spelling) to becoming Ani, a big apple writer for a prestigious magazine, whose armour is a big engagement ring and a rich fiancé, that Ani holds dear like she would a Chanel bag from two seasons back. The story starts when Ani decides to take up an offer on being a part of a documentary that takes her back to her hometown and more importantly her past that with slow-motion intensity, reveals all.
While I liked the author’s brutally honest voice (slathered with wit and sarcasm) she gave to Ani, I wasn’t quite kicked about the story in entirety *meh*. However, I would still recommend this book for a 6 hour flight journey or something of the sorts. Also, this one is defo coming to the big screen, so I say, read up!
The next book I’m cozying upto is Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi. I’m going to Kindle this one.
Psst… any book recommendations?