Danger Lurks Around Every Corner in Tiffany Reisz’s ‘The Lucky Ones’ [REVIEW]


A lonely little girl finds solace in the home of a kindhearted philanthropist in Tiffany Reisz’s The Lucky Ones. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

Thirteen years after she is taken from the only haven she has ever really known, someone from the past reaches out to lure her back to the very place she has tried to forget. Should she accept the invitation? And what will happen to her if she does? Find out in Tiffany Reisz’s delicious new suspense novel, The Lucky Ones. 

Tiffany Reisz's THE LUCKY ONES


Just as the tenuous life Allison has built for herself comes crashing down around her, she receives a package that sweeps her back into the past to a childhood she never speaks about.

When she was only seven years old, she became an orphan after her mother was killed in a drunk driving accident. With no father to speak of, she is soon put into the foster care system, but doesn’t fare well there among the older mean girls who torment her for no good reason.

That’s when a legendary brain surgeon and philanthropist, Dr. Vincent Capello, arrives to take her back to the Dragon, the breathtaking oceanside home he lives in with his other adopted children. There she finds solace and happiness, until the night she is taken away from the adoptive family who made her feel safe for once in her young life.

Thirteen years later, she receives a letter from Dr. Capello’s eldest son, Roland, asking her to return before his father succumbs to the illness he’s suffering from. Compelled to return, she is filled with questions, but one in particular haunts her—which member of the family tried to kill her all those years ago on the very night she was taken away? And if she does go back, will they try to finish the job?

The Lucky Ones is an atmospheric, modern-day gothic novel that is reminiscent of the best of Daphne du Maurier, Phyllis A. Whitney, Victoria Holt and Velda Johnston. From page one, readers will be drawn into the small world that Allison inhabits, one that is multifaceted and finely drawn, yet simultaneously beautiful, haunting, and foreboding.

Reisz has crafted characters that are fascinating, authentic, sympathetic and somehow dangerous, all at the same time. This is the kind of novel that made me fall in love with reading in the first place and which has made me a lifelong fan of the genre. I think readers are going to feel the same way as they give themselves over to the work of a master wordsmith, one who manipulates our emotions with glee, and yet worms her way into our hearts with every word she’s written. If you love gothic stories or simply crave a good yarn, don’t miss Tiffany Reisz’s The Lucky Ones. 


Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the highly acclaimed series The Original Sinners. Her first novel, The Siren, won the RT Book Reviews Editor’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance of 2012.

Slightly shameless, Tiffany dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue a career as a writer. This move, while possibly putting her eternal salvation in peril, has worked out better than she anticipated.

She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband, author Andrew Shaffer, and two cats. Readers are invited to visit her home on the Web at TiffanyReisz.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Instagram and Goodreads.

By Tiffany Reisz
368 pgs. Mira. $15.99

TLC Book Tours Tour HostOrder Tiffany Reisz’s The Lucky Ones at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Books-A-Million, and Barnes & Noble.

The Lucky Ones excerpt is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

3 Responses to Danger Lurks Around Every Corner in Tiffany Reisz’s ‘The Lucky Ones’ [REVIEW]

  1. This sounds SO good! I love reading books that remind me of why I fell in love with reading to begin with.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

  2. Pingback: Tiffany Reisz, author of THE LUCKY ONES, on tour January/February/March 2018 | TLC Book Tours

  3. Jathan Fink says:

    Reblogged this on Jadeworks Entertainment and commented:

    When a young girl is taken from the only safety and security she has ever known, she is swept away from her safe haven never to look back… until a letter from an old friend suddenly arrives to lure her back to the very place she tried so hard to forget. Gothic suspense fans, you’re going to love Tiffany Reisz’s THE LUCKY ONES!

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