This is an excellent book and is based on the author's family history. during World War II in Poland. This story is the perfect mixture of mystery, thriller, and romantic suspense. Definitely not! The pacing was good also. The pace is unrelenting, and each short chapter is frightening and also thrilling, with survival always at stake. Starting in Radom, Poland, the Kurc family, mother, father, four adult children, the youngest son already in France, are happy, worried but sure things will be fine as long as they are together. It amazes me what people endured in order to try and stay alive during this horrific time in histor. She knows she must go back and find the answers to questions that’ve haunted her for years. General Fiction/Mystery We Were the Lucky Ones is the harrowing and unlikely story of a Jewish family literally torn from each other and flung to far reaches of distant continents during WWII. Dead people don’t keep showing up to remind you of what you’ve lost.”, “wouldn’t be long before the news broke. The pace is unrelenting, and each short chapter is frightening and also thrilling, with survival always at stake. February 14th 2017 You can read all of my reviews at Lit.Wit.Wine.Dine We Were the Lucky Ones is the fictionalized account of the true story of the Kurc family and their experiences during WWII beginning in their home town of Radom, Poland in 1939. However, as a story for the masses, the characters lack depth and therefore the story lacks emotion. There were many extended family and in laws that were. My only real concern was that this novel felt like it didn't have that spark of horror that I've come to reach for in his previous books like. The ending was also amazing! I’m going to be vague as this is a book where the less you know the better the book will be. Also, a lack of dramatic contrast in all the narratives. Sometimes you cut off its head and three more grow in its place.”, “When you love someone, you sometimes make choices you don't want to make. All others have been 4.5 or 5 stars. Mark Edwards writes psychological thrillers in which scary things happen to ordinary people. Georgia Hunter's debut novel We Were the Lucky Ones is a stunning account of one Jewish family (her family!) I was never bored or wanting the novel to move along faster. I am currently reading it and also having a little trouble keeping up with the various names and who is who. Keep your chin down, your guard up. In their race to survive, they flee, hide in plain sight or resort to just about anything that will increase the likelihood of being able to see each other again. We’d love your help. In addition to being a marvelous story, the writing is outstanding. Since I'm listening, I didn't have the fa. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book does have A LOT of disturbing details but I found myself drawn into it from the beginning to the end!! As the Kurc family, a Polish-Jew family, is having its last meal together (they do not know this yet), they talk about babies and their growing family. No ones better at crafting a chilling, eerie thriller that will stay with you for weeks afterward. I feel spoiled having always loved his dark psychological thrillers that screw up your brain, but being the talented writer that he is, he made this combination work. As the Kurc family, a Polish-Jew family, is having its last meal together (they do not know this yet), they talk about babies and their growing family. The other problem I had was with the lack of creativity in the prose. There are also so many characters that it was dizzying being swept from one to another. Its been true since he started writing them but each book has been better than the last and The Lucky Ones was really excellent, with that genuine addictive quality and a clever, fast moving, considered plot that keeps things nicely unpredictable. In addition to being a marvelous story, the writing is outstanding. Because next most likely means a new forever.”, Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical Fiction & for Debut Goodreads Author (2017). The Lucky Ones is a clever psychological thriller about a serial killer targeting those who are at their “happiest.” After his wife leaves him for another man, Ben and his 11 year old son, Ollie, move from London to Shropshire to make a fresh start. Because next most likely means a new forever. I want some imaginative zest and depth in writing. We’d love your help. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In our world today where Antisemitism seems to be again rearing its ugly head, a book such as this will reawaken those who take to time to read it that even though the phrase "never again" is often said, we can only pray and hope that its meaning of never again will always be true. This is another, absolute, must read for lovers of WWII fiction. While it is considered historical fiction, it is based on author Georgia Hunter's grandfather and his family.
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