The Winner by David Baldacci

>> Thursday, February 26, 2009


Genre: Thriller/ Suspense
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 628
Challenges: none

I’m late getting on the David Baldacci bandwagon, but I’ve really enjoyed his first two and this third one as well. LuAnn Tyler is 20 years old, unmarried with an infant daughter. The baby’s father is a lowlife who has no intention of marrying LuAnn, much less being faithful or much of a father to their baby. A strange man makes LuAnn an unbelievable offer. She can win the national lottery. He can ensure it and her life will never be the same again.

Sure it sounds too good to be true, but just before LuAnn’s deadline to give her answer to the stranger, things happen that make disappearing from her old life and starting fresh the best possible option.

LuAnn’s life will change, but not all of it is for the better. She makes promises in order to start a new life and later when she breaks those promises, her past comes back to haunt her. She finds herself and those she loves in danger.

This thriller requires the reader to suspend a lot of plausibility, but all in all it’s a fun thrill ride that made for a great vacation read.

3 comments:

Lynne 2/26/2009 6:09 PM  

I really like David Baldacci. I've enjoyed all of his books, especially the Camel Club books.

Booklogged 2/26/2009 7:11 PM  

I read this one a long, long time ago, but I remember that I really liked it. I think your choice of mystery/thrillers was a good one for your trip.

SuziQoregon 2/28/2009 8:47 AM  

Lynne: I don't know why I'd never read any of his books till the past year or so. I've been passing them on to The Hubster as I read them and he's enjoying them too. Good to know there's lots more good ones to come.

Booklogged: I remember you mentioning this one when we got together this summer. You're right - it was good. The Hubster is reading it now.

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