by Kimberly Shursen


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A top-rate, ripped-from-the-headlines psychological thriller that crackles with tension. - Editorial review--Best Thriller

Caleb O'Toole and Jack Weber make a pact that if they hold the winning ticket to the largest mega-lottery ticket in the history of the lottery they'll split the proceeds.

But when Weber is found dead on his yacht on San Francisco Bay, only Caleb shows up to claim the winnings.

Caleb has heard voices all his life but when the voice only Caleb becomes that of the deceased Weber there's nothing Caleb can do to stop from taking control.

As Caleb's twisted odyssey of delusions becomes his reality, nothing will stand in Weber's way of destroying anyone who stands in his way.

From the outside looking in, Caleb and his bride Ling have it all; a mansion overlooking the bay, a child they adopted fromChina with a baby on the way. But behind Caleb's light blue eyes and calm demeanor, a storm is raging.

From the streets of San Francisco to Chinatown, to Shanghai, no one knows what he'll do next, not even Caleb.

What readers are saying about Lottery:

...ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. One of the best books I've read in a long time.

....So many twists and crazy corner turns.

,,,,Every now and then along comes an author that blows me away.

....A must-read with an Alfred Hitchcock ending that leaves you shouting for the follow on novel.

....This is my first read of a Shursen book and I could not put it down.

....I can't wait to see what happens in part two.

....The twists and turns in the plot are amazing!

...Shursen's portrayal of Caleb's personality disorder was spot on.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497328044
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2014
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Shursen began making up stories in grade school, and started writing them down in junior high. Growing up in a small town with a population of 2,000, imagination not only became her entertainment, but a passion.

She graduated from a private college in Hastings, Nebraska with a BA in education. During the time she raised her three sons, she began writing a musical. Five years later Ms. Shursen presented the music, book, and lyrics to private investors who produced the play in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Sweden.

Her second full-blown musical, Eden, was also produced by independent investors. Plans are in the making for the fun, upbeat musical about the power play between God and Lucifer to re-open with a larger cast and orchestra.

In 201l, Ms. Shursen left her position as marketing director to pursue a full-time career in writing.

Lottery is Ms. Shursen's third novel.

You can find Kimberly Shursen at, facebook, and twitter.

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Lottery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Caleb O'Toole is much more than what you see. He's a quiet man, married with children. He and his family live in mansion that overlooks the bay. Yes, he has it all ... or does he? He's also rich ... very, very rich. He has claimed one of the largest winning in the history of the lottery. But you may wonder ... just how did he get that ticket? Someone is blackmailing Caleb .. someone who knows what he did to get that winning ticket. And there is a voice that only Caleb can hear ... it's the voice of a madman. Caleb is sinking into insanity ... leaving bodies in his wake. No one knows what will happen next ... especially not Caleb. Best-selling author Kimberly Shursen seamlessly weaves together a complex tale about the multi-faceted personalities of a family man suffering from a malicious mental disorder. An explosive, unpredictable ending will leave thriller readers wanting more. (from the book blurb) Wow! If you've ever wondered what goes on in the mind of a madman, this is what I would expect. This one sort of makes me wonder what the mind of the author looks like. She's come up with something unique in characters and story line. I look forward to reading the following books in this series! Many thanks to the author who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Pegmo49 More than 1 year ago
Kimberly has done it again! This psychological thriller is a must read. The book comes alive as you meet each character and move into this story as though you know each one personally. Lottery is a spell binding book; you cannot wait to see what happens next, which makes it a hard to put down book. Waiting anxiously for the sequel to Lottery!!