Book 15 in 2019.
“The Winner”, by David Baldacci.
So I am moving so so slow in my reading this year. Like a snail. However, I have been killing the Kdrama scene. ( That’s South Korean drama television shows, with subtitles). I have considered writing a little bit about what I’ve watched here, since technically it is “reading”, since I don’t speak Korean. But, I haven’t nerded out that much yet.
It’s no secret I love Baldacci books. This is the first stand alone book of his I have read. It was over five hundred pages, so it took some commitment to finish. It was written in 1998, and I enjoyed the “advanced” technology mentioned throughout. I am definitely going to check out a couple more of his non series books.
LuAnn Tyler was an unwed twenty year old mom, living in a trailer with her no good boyfriend, in a small town in rural Georgia. One day she receives a call from Mr. Jackson, who offers her a chance to win one hundred million dollars in the lottery. He would make it so her ticket would win, he would give her some of the money, but then after ten years , she would get it all back plus interest made from investments. How could anyone say no? But wasn’t it too dishonest? Could she live with herself knowing she cheated? She was about to tell Mr. Jackson no, when she came home and found her boyfriend murdered in a bad drug deal, and ends up being attacked. Thinking she has killed her attacker, she goes on the run, feels like she has no choice and takes the lottery deal. She becomes the winner.
Of course there is so much more that happens throughout! Five hundred pages worth. There is a lot to set up in the beginning of the book. I feel like it really was important to understand her before the money, so you knew what it did for her. It did feel long though. A little after half way through, I just had to know how it was going to end. Overall afterthought, Oh, David, you did it again.