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Summary

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, 13 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.

©2018 Tiffany Reisz (P)2018 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Amazing

Such a gripping book really enjoyed it love all this authors books and would highly recommend

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I'm the lucky one!

Absolutely loved reading this book so decided to try it on audible, it was just as good, the narration was perfect, it really did feel as if I was there! Love, love, love Tiffany's books. 😊

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Comfort food for the brain

Narrator was interesting, sounded a but childlike making the different Male voices. Was distracting for the first half of the book then I didn't notice it so much.

The book was not what I was expecting having read some of the author's other books which drew you rightinto the story and made you heavily invested in Soren, Eleanorand Kingsley etc to the ppint that they were all addictive in their own way. That said, It was enjoyable although slow paced. I read this after a heavy political drama and enjoyed the fact that I did not become heavily invested in any of the characters. It was a leisurely and light read even with the potentially heavy topics. Some beautiful imagery and poetry made the book feel very dream like and almost pleasant.

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  • 09-11-20

terrible

This book was awful. I was slogging through it, but once it got to sibling incest and monks having sex, I'm out. It was uncomfortable and ridiculous. The whole premise of the book in regards to her finding out her past was just lost on this really awkward sex thing with her brother, the monk. I quit listening halfway through the book. if I could give this less then 1 star, I would.

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  • 17-03-19

Spooky and Mysterious

I usually read Reisz because she writes beautiful erotica. But this one is not erotica. It's a mystery suspense with some romance in it. Very well done, which I expect from this author. The plot is intriguing and every character is memorable and realistic. The narrator has a pleasing delivery. She changes her voice just enough so that you know who is talking, but not so much that it's odd or irritating. I sat up until early this morning to listen to the rest of this. It was worth it!

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  • Diana
  • 11-11-18

Shirley Jackson would approve

A dark and moody West Coast Gothic novel that is a good fit for Shirley Jackson fans. Secrets, money, and awkward family relationships fill a tainted house in Oregon. Zeller delivers a terrific performance. #AmericanGothic #FamilySecrets #WestCoast #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

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  • 18-09-18

Great storyline

This book has an interesting twist and the characters are interesting. I enjoyed this book for several weeks listening to it was a welcomed escape.

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  • Angelica Quintero
  • 20-03-18

Perfection in audiobook

I loved The Lucky Ones when I read it and I loved it more when I listened to it.
Emily Woo Zeller has a beautiful voice, perfect for this story. Making everything more interesting, more suspensful, more romantic, more everything. She did great with all the inflections, different personalities, and accents.
I loved repeating this story because, as always, I could get more details I didn't get the first time I read it, and I analyzed every detail regarding Allison's mysterious fall and her return to The Dragon.
I loved reliving her romance with Roland.
I loved falling in love again with Roland and Allison and enjoy their almost-forbidden romance.
I loved reading again about Twins, they are great.
And of course, I loved falling in love once again with the universe Tiffany has created around McQueen where he is always a secondary character.
200% recommended.

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  • Ronja
  • 11-10-21

Highly recommended, I enjoyed it so much!

I absolutely loved this story.
It’s first and foremost a mystery, with some added romance and suspense.
In a lot of mystery novels I tend to be a bit lost at times. Characters/ possible suspects get introduced so fast and without making a big impression that I have trouble remembering who was who sometimes.
Not so in this story. Everyone that’s introduced is believable, felt genuine and left an impression.
I had no trouble keeping people apart, and that made me enjoy the mystery all the more.

I immediately felt a connection with the main character Allison, and I absolutely love it when that happens.
No ‘doing your best to feel invested in a character’ or ‘trying to like a story’.. no, the interest and engagement was there instantly and effortlessly. That doesn’t happen all that often.
And that feeling of engagement stayed the entire story, I loved it from beginning to end.

The story deals with some heavy themes. The children taken in by Dr. Capello have troubling pasts.
But I don’t feel like that made this a sad story. A feeling of love and wholesomeness is what most stuck with me. (the family reminded me of The Umbrella Academy, unrelated people, creating a family together)

The narration was perfect, and I enjoy and appreciate that so much.
Narration is such an important part of an audio book and Emily is amazing.

I highly recommend this audio book and I’m definitely checking out more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Kimtini
  • 01-07-21

Good One

Really interesting story line and entertaining. A little creepy/hokie with the family relationships Enjoyed it.

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  • Linda Bos
  • 22-06-21

A very enjoyable book

I particularly liked all the twists and turns that the book presented. Although many of the stories really were fiction, I still enjoyed the overall book

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  • Michelle Hofland
  • 22-06-21

I don’t like incest, period

So many creepy things about this book. The story would have had the same impact without the multiple cases of incest. It was not necessary.

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  • Charles B.
  • 04-02-21

Very sappy

Hard to get through this, the narrator uses an almost whisper voice and the story is just not credible