Wednesday, December 2, 2015

If You’re Lucky {+ Giveaway}

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If You're Lucky by Yvonne Prinz - Thoughts in ProgressI’m delighted to be able to give you a heads-up about a fascinating new psychological thriller – IF YOU’RE LUCKY - by author Yvonne Prinz that was recently published by Algonquin Young Readers.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Algonquin, I have a copy of Yvonne’s new release to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for additional information about the giveaway.

IF YOU’RE LUCKY is a smart YA psychological thriller that Kirkus Reviews calls “a solid page turner,” and Publishers Weekly boasts, “Georgia’s suspicious mind is a fascinating place to spend time… this moody murder mystery will keep readers hooked.”

Here’s a brief synopsis:

      When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother, Lucky, drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she can’t believe it. Lucky was so always careful in the water. Was his death really an accident? That’s the question on Georgia’s mind when Fin, Lucky’s friend from Australia, shows up for the funeral and decides to stick around. Soon, this handsome and enigmatic stranger has charmed everyone in their sleepy California town, including Lucky’s girlfriend and parents, which leads Georgia ask an even more terrifying question: Did Fin murder Lucky so he could take over his whole life?
      Determined to clear the fog from her brain and uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head.
      As the chilling narrative unfolds, readers must decide if Georgia is imagining things, or if she’s the only one who can see the horrible truth.

Author Yvonne Prinz, Photo by Sloane Morrison - Thoughts in Progress
Author Yvonne Prinz, Photo by Sloane Morrison
Yvonne Prinz is the author of several books, including the Clare series and The Vinyl Princess, which won the California Library Association’s John and Patricia Beatty Award, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction and was named to Resource Links’ Year’s Best of 2010 list. 

A Canadian living in San Francisco, Yvonne is the co-founder of Amoeba Music, the world’s largest independent music store.
Readers can connect with Yvonne on Goodreads.


This giveaway is for one print copy of IF YOU’RE LUCKY. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, Dec. 10. 

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress If You’re Lucky Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Are you a fan of psychological thrillers? If so, do you have a favorite that you’ve read over and over again?

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  1. It sounds wonderful. And more than a little scary.

  2. Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?
    Scary thing when someone goes off her meds.

  3. Oh, that sounds like a really fascinating premise for a thriller, Mason! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi Mason. Sounds so interesting. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

  5. This novel sounds enthralling and intriguing. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  6. I really enjoy psychological thrillers, both books and movies. I love Thomas Harris' books particularly The Silence of the Lambs.


  7. "If You're Lucky" sounds fresh and involving--Best Wishes!!!

    When I am in the mood for a good, suspenseful read--and I find it--I know I will be up reading all night until the last page is turned! There are many, many wonderful writers of romantic suspense and thrilling mysteries, and woman have risen to great prominence in this genre. You rock, ladies!!!

  8. This sounds right up my alley. Woot! Thanks!

  9. This sounds like one that should be a daytime read! Good review.

  10. Co-founder of Amoeba? Cool. I know it's an iconic record store, but I've never been there which is strange considering how long I've lived in L.A.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  11. Sounds intriguing. I wonder what the voices may tell her.


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