The Winner

The Winner

Book - 1997
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She is twenty, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime, a $100 million lottery jackpot. All she has to do is change her identity and leave the U.S. forever. It's an offer she dares to refuse...until violence forces her hand and thrusts her into a harrowing game of high-stakes, big-money subterfuge. It's a price she won't fully pay...until she does the unthinkable and breaks the promise that made her rich.For if LuAnn Tyler comes home, she will be pitted against the deadliest contestant of all: the chameleonlike financial mastermind who changed her life. And who can take it away at will... --
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1997
ISBN: 9780446606325
Characteristics: 513 p. ; 24 cm


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Jul 22, 2017

VERY exciting! You never know quite who's who and I like those surprises in a mystery/suspense book!

Apr 18, 2016

I can't remember the last time I read such a ridiculous story. I always tell myself that if a book or movie has you rolling your eyes in the first few moments, give it up - the rest of the story is being told by the same pathetic source. I skipped half the book, read the end, and I was glad I gave up when I did. What a stinker.

Jan 23, 2016

I've read 13 books by Baldacci. Chose this one - One of his first few books. It was terrific! Fast-paced and kept me enthralled with the plot and the characters. Don't worry about the sex and violence - they're all part of this terrific author's style. If you missed reading this book, you should certainly rent it.

Good read. A bit heavy handed in the sex and violence scenes, but the plot is interesting and moves quickly. This is one of his earlier books and his writing style improves over time.

Mar 01, 2015

Excellent book, fast pace, good plot. It's long but it's good enough that you don't mind

Jan 05, 2015

I read this book over a year ago and was very impressed with the plot, character development and suspense. I have read most of David Baldacci's novels and this one is very memorable.

Oct 14, 2014

The most ridiculous book I have ever read. This is obviously written before he reached his prime. I tried hard to finish it just gave up half way.

Aug 16, 2014

Not one of his better books, skip it.

Nov 26, 2013

This is the first Baldacci book that I read. I was hook from the first chapter. A great thriller.

Dec 10, 2012

Fantastic, fantastic book. I don't normally read Baldacci (not my cup of tea, I suppose) but this one was compelling. Great characters, an intriguing, suspenseful plot, and just enough terror to keep me on my toes. One of my favourite novels of all time.

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