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Luckiest Girl Alive

(2015)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best First Book (nominee)
Soon to be a major Netflix film starring Mila Kunis!

Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at this “perfect page-turner” (People)—that Reese Witherspoon describes as “one of those reads you just can’t put down!” This instant New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling novel follows an unforgettable young woman striving to create the perfect life—until a violent incident from her past threatens to unravel everything and expose her most shocking secret.

HER PERFECT LIFE IS A PERFECT LIE

As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.

There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.

With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that's bigger than it first appears.

The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"With the cunning and verve of Gillian Flynn but with a febrile intensity all its own, Jessica Knoll's LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE is a debut you won't want to miss. Sly, darkly funny and chilling-to-the bone, it gets under your skin and stays there." - Megan Abbott

"At turns funny, shocking, violent and heart-rending, LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE hooks its reader and doesn't let go. Jessica Knoll's twisted, twisting debut beautifully explores reinvention, retribution and redemption - and all the rawness in between." - Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

"Luckiest Girl Alive is a brilliant character study wrapped up in a can't-put-it-down thriller. Ani FaNelli, the luckiest girl of the title, will infuriate you with her sharp edges, intrigue you with her unexpected fragility and ultimately win your heart. I lost myself in this intelligently crafted novel and can't wait to read more from Jessica Knoll." - Diane Chamberlain

"Luckiest Girl Alive is a wickedly well-plotted page-turner that lifts back the veil of Ani FaNelli's glamour and privilege to tread amongst the sharp emotional thorns lying beneath. Knoll's novel dazzles with humor, cultural insight, and thematic heft." - Alissa Nutting

"The most compelling debut novel I've read in years! LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE is intriguing, surprising, and even shockingly funny at times. And Ani FaNelli is a complex, heartbreaking, and unforgettable heroine." - John Searles

"Fresh, funny, biting and shocking - LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE kept me riveted from cover to cover. I absolutely loved it." - Lauren Weisberger


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April 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jessica Knoll
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October 2015 : USA Library Binding
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May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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April 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-5011-9489-5 / 978-1-5011-9489-4 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4767-8964-9 / 978-1-4767-8964-4 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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2012 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4472-8620-0 / 978-1-4472-8620-2 (UK edition)
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May 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive
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ISBN: 1-5011-0527-2 / 978-1-5011-0527-2 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Knoll
ISBN: 1-5082-1682-7 / 978-1-5082-1682-7 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : UK Audio CD
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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July 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4423-9585-0 / 978-1-4423-9585-5 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
Author(s): Jessica Knoll
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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June 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive
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May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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May 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel
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