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.