The Lucky One

The Lucky One Book Summary

From the acclaimed author of Under A Dark Sky comes an unforgettable, chilling novel about a young woman who recognizes the man who kidnapped her as a child, setting off a search for justice, and into danger.

As a child, Alice was stolen from her backyard in a tiny Indiana community, but against the odds, her policeman father tracked her down within twenty-four hours and rescued her from harm. In the aftermath of the crime, her family decided to move to Chicago and close the door on that horrible day.

Yet Alice hasn’t forgotten. She devotes her spare time volunteering for a website called The Doe Pages scrolling through pages upon pages of unidentified people, searching for clues that could help reunite families with their missing loved ones. When a face appears on Alice’s screen that she recognizes, she’s stunned to realize it’s the same man who kidnapped her decades ago. The post is deleted as quickly as it appeared, leaving Alice with more questions than answers.

Embarking on a search for the truth, she enlists the help of friends from The Doe Pages to connect the dots and find her kidnapper before he hurts someone else. Then Alice crosses paths with Merrily Cruz, another woman who’s been hunting for answers of her own. Together, they begin to unravel a dark, painful web of lies that will change what they thought they knew—and could cost them everything.

Twisting and compulsively readable, The Lucky One explores the lies we tell ourselves to feel safe.

Title:The Lucky One
Edition Language:English



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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay. I admit that I love dark, scary, unconventional, complex, nerve bending stories! So when I read the blurb I was already volunteered to jump in!Mystery behind Alices kidnapping, her dysfunctional...

  • Lori Rader-Day

    Oh, yeah. Five stars for my own book, not too proud. Honestly, I worked really hard on this book and I hope you all like it, too....

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes:A cake of angels and beauty itself, chocolate on top of chocolate, like a last request before execution. Merrily had passed out in a food coma in her old room and had to borrow the twi...

  • Kristy

    Alice Fine's life is defined by the fact that as a young child, she was kidnapped from her backyard. But her father, a policeman, defied the odds and found Alice within hours. However, the crime terri...

  • Sheila

    2 stars--it was OK.This book created a sense of unease, which I enjoyed, and I thought the ending was good. However, I also thought the book relied too much on characters not talking (most of this boo...

  • Ash

    Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.DNF ~50%.I got halfway through this book only to realize I didnt care about what was h...

  • Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)

    Most people who go missing are never found but Alice was the lucky one.As a child, Alice was stolen. But her quick thinking policeman father tracked her down and found her within 24 hours.As an adult,...

  • Melissa

    This is a decent book, if a little convoluted. Once I made sense of it in my head, it was pretty good, but it takes some work by the reader because the author's exposition is a bit clunky. I liked the...

  • Marc Bougharios

    This book will be released on February 18th 20203.25 starsThis was my first book by Lori-Rader-Day. I've heard a lot about her before and I'm glad that I was able to discover her writing. The novel's ...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    The Lucky One by Lori Rader-Day is a twisty thriller of betrayal, murder, and dark family secrets. Alice Fine has only vague memories of being kidnapped from her front yard as a toddler. Rescued withi...