They were supposed to die.
Five years ago, the residents of the Gerbera subdivision in the small town of Fallen Oaks were brutally murdered in their beds. The only survivors, now called The Fallen Oaks Five, were children—practically strangers at the time, forever connected by the weight of all they witnessed.
Now grown, the anniversary of their families’ deaths approaches and the Fallen Oaks Five receive letters of warning: the killers are still out there and they aren’t finished with them.
In a race against time and murderers who remain both faceless and nameless, the Five must return to their old homes in order to piece together the events of a night they’d all rather forget.
Their old town is riddled with secrets, and every person they come into contact with is a suspect.
With everything at stake, can the Five solve the mystery and finally learn the truth about the night that cost them everything? Or will they find themselves victims of a fate they should’ve succumbed to years ago?
Here is the perfect reason why readers should not pick their next read based solely on the reviews of others. Some say… “Kiersten is known for her twists and some are great and others are far fetched like the last twist at the end of this book”…. 😱 Like… I have no words. The entire reason her books are so amazing and set apart from other thrillers is the very last chapter. Sometimes… the very last page. Hell… sometimes even the very last paragraph. Her books literally make you gasp at the end and say out loud “did that just happen?”. I would much rather experience this kind of WTF at the end of a story then have it leave me feeling that all the loose ends were tied up neatly with a bow. Why would you read “psychological thrillers” if all you wanted was the story to end like that?
Ok with that being said, and it clearly needed to be, here is my review of The Lucky Ones. Kiersten wastes no time throwing the reader into the horrid details of a mass murder that wiped out an entire subdivision of people. Well, almost entire. There were a few lone survivors. The survivors are children of the parents that were all brutally murdered. Five years later, they all return. UH… BIG mistake. It’s like that commercial when the group of “not so bright teens” hide behind the hanging chainsaws instead of getting in the running car… 🤦♀️
Anyway… it appears the anniversary of their parents death and the return to the scene leads to a crazy plot full of twists about the reasons for the murders, who may or may not be connected, who can be trusted, and what motives everyone has. I’ll tell you this… readers, your heads will spin. And just when you think you’ve figured out who the shady people are, you’ll be wrong.
The last heart pounding chapter, right up to the last page, will have you questioning everything you knew about psychological thriller writers. I am asking Kiersten personally to ignore the reviewers who think your “last twist” is far fetched or that some twists are “too much” because these are the reasons I love your books.
5 huge ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of psychological thrillers, a member of International Thriller Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors, a KDP Select All-Star, and a ThrillerFix Best Psychological Thriller Award Recipient. Kiersten grew up in rural Western Kentucky with dreams of someday publishing a book or two. With more than twenty-five books published to date, Kiersten now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable psychological suspense. Kiersten’s work is currently being translated into multiple languages and readers across the world refer to her as ‘The Queen of Twists.’ A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes super-fan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book.