By Tqwana B.
5 out of 5 stars ★★★★★
Is doing the wrong thing okay if it’s for the right reasons? Is having sympathy for the devil a real possibility? The Lucky Ones will leave you with these questions in mind.
The same eerie, mysterious atmosphere as The Headmaster and The Night Mark, with that hint of forbidden love we’re used to with The Original Sinners, all wrapped up in Reisz’s gorgeous prose and descriptions of the Oregon coast.
The Lucky Ones lives in the gray areas. No black and white, no clear right or wrong. When you think you can’t sympathize with the darker parts of human nature, read this book.
Whether it’s troubled children who’ve committed the worst crimes imaginable, or a man with dubious morals and ethics, Reisz will make you see that good and evil aren’t always so clear-cut.
Synopsis: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.