I received a free copy of A Lucky Day in exchange for an honest review. This did not change my opinion of the book.
Someone in the small French town of Sainte Marie has won the biggest prize the EuroMillions lottery has ever offered. Problem is, no one knows who that winner might be. What started as the happiest day the little town has had quickly sours as it becomes a race against the clock to find the winner and cash in the ticket before time runs out.
I’ll admit, it took me a little time to get into A Lucky Day. Each chapter is dated, and it turns out, you sort of need to pay attention to what those dates are. I didn’t. Since the story does not unfold in straight chronological order, I spent a few chapters totally confused. So, do yourself a favor and pay attention. It all makes much more sense when you do that.
There is also a fairly good sized cast of characters to try and keep straight. However, it is well worth the time to do so. From the village priest who just can’t seem to keep his mouth shut once he’s had a little wine to the mailman cherishing a flame for the wife of a not-so-nice baker, A Lucky Day is filled with quirky, often endearing characters.
The book definitely keeps you guessing right up until the very end. It can also be counted upon for a happy ending for pretty much everyone… including those I would consider to be the villains of the piece. After a few weeks where there doesn’t seem to be much good news coming out of the world, A Lucky Day served as a nice break from reality. It was a little reminder that sometimes things do work out.