The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

by Tiffany Reisz

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The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

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 eldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison knows 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 learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488027994
Publisher: MIRA Books
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 39,086
File size: 988 KB

About the Author

Tiffany Reisz is a multi-award winning and bestselling author. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer. Find her online at www.tiffanyreisz.com.

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The Lucky Ones 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
KrittersRamblings 11 months ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings I saw on an Instagram post someone described this book as creepy and steamy and it is just that! A neurosurgeon takes kids in from the worst of situations and gives them a home and maybe most wouldn't question the motives, but in a fiction story, you are wondering when something will jump out and the truth will be revealed! I loved having the creepy feeling from beginning to ending, made me read this one so fast! Allison was the perfect character to take you back into this home after she had been gone for 13 years. From the beginning you felt her innocence and trusted her to a fault. I loved her and was so ready to take the journey with her and I love a book even more when I love the main character quickly and easily.
Marla-Bradeen More than 1 year ago
THE LUCKY ONES is a haunting story. Part mystery and part family drama, the story itself is captivating, and the heroine is easy to like. I really enjoyed the premise of this book, and the questions raised during the heroine's journey for answers will stick with the reader long after the last page is reached. Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn’t put it down! Love her writing!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
There’s something powerful about an author who can make you feel an immediate connection to a character and their circumstances. That is exactly how I felt towards Allison. Something just took hold of my heart and I found myself crying through the first four chapters. Allison returns to her childhood home after finding out her foster father is dying. What was supposed to be a quick goodbye turns into far more. While at The Dragon (the name of their home) she reconnects with her father and siblings. She also begins putting the pieces together of a mysterious fall she had that facilitated her being removed from the home thirteen years ago. I truly enjoyed The Lucky Ones. It was a story of loss, reconnection and realizing what you could be capable of to help and protect those you love. This was very different than any of the other books I’ve read from Ms. Reisz and would love to read more from her in this genre. While the ending left a bit to be desired IMO it was true to Allison and who she was. I liked that the author didn’t have to wrap it up with a pretty bow just for the sake of it.
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Atmospheric, eerie, and darkly romantic! The Lucky Ones is a menacing thrill ride that takes you on a journey into the life of the lonely, determined Allison as she unravels all the secrets from her past and confronts all the ghosts that still haunt her. The prose is tight and edgy. The characters are scarred, secretive, and troubled. And the plot is an intense, suspenseful tale filled with familial drama, chemistry, mental illness, abuse, deception, adultery, forbidden love, and murder. Overall, The Lucky Ones is a unique, sinister romance that explores the ethical and moral fine line between right and wrong. And even though it isn’t my favourite book from Reisz and may not be everyone’s cup of tea there is no denying she has an incredible imagination and can spin a gritty tale that intrigues, surprises, and shocks like no other.
Wit-and-Wonder-Books More than 1 year ago
The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz was a uniquely one of a kind experience. I relished the writing style, and variety of genres that were woven together to create this seamless and profoundly written mystery. Allison receives a letter from her former foster brother, thirteen years after leaving their home on the Oregon Coast. Learning her foster dad, Dr Capello, a man of strength, virtuosity and unconditional love is on his death bed, she decides to return to her childhood home to say goodbye. Upon arriving to the coastal house, that was Allison’s home for years, she finds her past has begun to haunt her. Removed from the home after a fall and a bout of amnesia, she chose to move on and avoid thinking about that period of her life, until now. Back in the house, she begins to dig into the unanswered question of who may have wanted to bring her harm when she was just a child. Is she safe after all these years or could the person who wanted her gone still be out to get her? Allison rekindles her relationship with her foster siblings, as well as spends time with Dr Capello. As more questions arise, she begins to investigate unusual circumstances from many years past and what comes to light could change everything she thought she knew. She struggles with discovering who she can trust. It seems there may be some who prefer the secrets from their past remain buried, and they will stop at nothing to succeed. This book encompassed such an array of genres. There was plenty of mystery, suspense, and romance. Parts were so creepy I had a chill down my spine. Others were unexpected and shocking. One thing this book is not, is predictable. With all the different aspects mixed together, by the end I was left pondering my thoughts and feelings based on the unforeseen turn of events. It pushed deep down, was thought provoking, and intriguing. While I tore through this book in one day, I would say this was not a thrilling page turner. This book goes to a much deeper level. It is a stimulating mystery that will keep compelling you forward, in a desire to unravel the astonishing secrets of before. 4.5 stars for The Lucky Ones
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
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. A vivid and suspenseful tale of family, grief, love—and the dark secrets that bind everything together—Tiffany Reisz’s latest is enthralling to the final page. Review: I know that Ms. Reisz is known for her erotica in the Original Sinners series, but I have to say I love these one time, stand alone novels more. To me they are more interesting to read. I love that they are sometimes a little paranormal, a little mystery and always have a good romance. I love how the one brother throws out that they are like the book "The Flowers in the Attic" and in a weird way this does remind me of that. But none of these kids/adults are related. Just under certain circumstances people brought together fall in love no matter what is happening to them or around them. For a lot of the story I really was not sure what was going on ( a good thing in my book). Anyone could have pushed Allison down the stairs. Then little by little the truth is revealed and I don't know how she came to such quick grip with it. The romance between Allison and Roland really does have that forbidden twist to it. From when they are living in the house together as kids and even when they come back together as adults. It adds a delicious little twist. I won't give away anymore of the story, it should be read to appreciate it. I will say if you are looking for a great Gothic, Mystery Romance I would highly recommend this book. 4.5Stars *I voluntarily red an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: If I wanted to judge people all day I’d either be a priest or get a Facebook account… Allison looked into his eyes. He didn’t have bedroom eyes, not like McQueen did. Roland had hallway eyes—labyrinthine hallways made of marble and lit by torches resting in iron sconces. She could wander those shadowy hallways forever and never once feel lost. He buys his Catholic guilt in bulk at Costco… You know what they say…ours is not to wonder why. Ours is but to drink bourbon and rye. There aren’t a lot of them around. True psychopaths make up about two percent of the population. In prison it’s more like… fifty percent. In politics, maybe ninety percent. My Review: I don’t believe I know enough lofty adjectives or adverbs to fully extol the brilliance and craft of this spellbinding tale. I was consumed, enthralled, engrossed and embedded in this riveting tale from beginning to end. I was intrigued and beguiled by all the characters while also fearful I was going to learn something truly awful about them, which I did, but I still loved them anyway. The story was ingeniously crafted, cunningly paced, and loaded with all manner of itchy and twisty elements that squeezed my heart, set my brain on fire, and put a series of hot rocks in my throat. Tiffany Reisz is an evil genius and a clever wordsmith. I covet her mad skills and am wild with greed to amass and read every single thing she has and will ever write.
Melerickson More than 1 year ago
Oh The mind is such a wonderful thing to play with. Ms. Reisz she knows just how to push and pull . You really don’t know what to expect , you start with thinking one way and BOOM another little Discovery . Well buckle up it’s a rocky road to uncover ones past sometimes things are better left buried? This is twisty and the revelations that are coming are not what you think. Mind BLOWN. This is what you want when reading . Feed me the mystery I love it , devour it. I’m not going to repeat the plot , I won’t tell you all the details you can read the blurb. Angst, mystery and ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Tiffany Reisz has created a wonderfully dark, suspenseful read. The Lucky Ones takes readers inside an old family home, known as The Dragon, as its residents prepare to say goodbye to their adoptive father. Dr. Capello, neurosurgeon and philanthropist, opened his home to foster unwanted children with behavioral issues. Allison was offered a place at The Dragon when she was seven years old and couldn't adjust in the home where she was placed after her mother died. However, before she could become his fourth adopted child, she was pushed down the stairs and sent to live with her elderly aunt. 13 years later, Roland Capello, asks her to return in order to say goodbye to their father. Along with the happy memories that come rushing back is the reminder that someone tried to kill her. With trepidation, Allison returns to the only place she ever felt at home and loved. The feeling of belonging and memories she had forgotten about that fateful day keep her at The Dragon to finally get answers. The Lucky Ones is completely original and consuming. The plot drew me in with the promise of a mystery and satisfied me with unconventional romance and a few surprise twists. Allison is an underdog character determined to regain some sense of happiness in her life. I loved reading her story because it's imaginative and thrilling. Her relationship with her former foster siblings provides a bubble of light humor against the darkness of the rest of the story. As Allison navigates her past she discovers more than her fair share of dangerous secrets. Every turn in the novel is fueled by suspense and feels like tragedy waiting to strike. By the end of the novel I had so many feels I had to take a moment to soak it all in! This is a story I can read a thousand times and never get over. The Lucky Ones is a fast-paced suspense that will keep you on your toes to the very end! *ARC provided in consideration for review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book and novels written and published and TR never disappoints!