Books in my Beach Bag – The Luckiest Girl Alive


Note: This post is 100% spoiler free.

You guys, I’m SO excited about the last book in my Books in my Beach Bag series for summer 2015.

It’s been an amazing summer and I’ve read some fantastic books in the sun, on some planes, and of course – by the beach. I got the chance to share my love for One More Shot written by one of my favorite humans. And I now get to end the series by forcing all of you to go read one of the most hauntingly perfect books I’ve read since Gone Girl.

The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll.

Now, let me start by saying that while this book came highly recommended for anyone that loved Gone Girl, if you were in the minority of folks who didn’t like Gone Girl, don’t dismiss this one yet. While there were certain undertones that reminded me of Gillian Flynn  – Jessica Knoll is an insanely talented storyteller that spun a web that I got so caught up in, this book was all I could think about.

Bonus: The author was on Twitter virtually holding me while I flailed, which obviously made the experience even better.

The synopsis:  “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.” via Goodreads.

Ani was one of the most addictively interesting characters I’ve met since Amy Dunne of Gone Girl. You want to be her and you want to strangle her – often at the same time.  She is without a doubt my favorite part of this book and the inside of her mind was one of the craziest places I’ve ever travelled to in a book.

Her secret will keep you guessing until the very end as it all starts to unravel, and while the chapters alternate between past and present, you won’t find yourself struggling to keep the two realities in check.

And that is all I can really say without breaking my spoiler free clause. What I CAN tell you is that this book is the perfect Labor Day read if you’re travelling or planning to spend it by the pool or on the beach. And you should all go order it and read it now, then give Jessica Knoll some love on Twitter!


Hello! I’m still on an island! *waves from the most beautiful east coast island* To follow along in all my Grand Manan adventures this weekend, make sure to follow on Instagram @crystal_catherine and add me on Snapchat: crystalcrichard

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