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Pub Date 11 Jul 2023 | Archive Date 05 Sep 2023
William Morrow, William Morrow Paperbacks

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In this newest suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, three friends’ lives terrifyingly unravel when they win a billion-dollar lottery jackpot—and one goes missing. Perfect for fans of novels like Taylor Adams’ No Exit and The Club by Ellery Lloyd.

 It was the girls’ weekend they’d never forget.

J.J., Molly, and Leila had once been inseparable, but it’s been a long time since college, and life—not to mention distance—have disrupted the former roommates’ friendship. When the three reunite for a birthday weekend in Las Vegas, the lottery ticket they buy on a whim has the winning numbers—giving them a billion-dollar windfall. Shell-shocked, they turn to Shea Daniels, a “sudden wealth manager,” who promises to guide them through the pitfalls of having more money than they’d ever imagined.

It was the girls’ weekend they’d live to regret.

The trio travels to a secluded California mansion, where Shea and her staff cater to their every whim, promising to teach them to navigate their newfound wealthy lifestyles with ease. The house is luxurious beyond their wildest dreams—and purportedly cursed, the last place a missing movie star was seen alive. Their weekend turns to terror when they discover they are trapped—roads blocked and communication disrupted by the wildfires raging around them. And when history repeats itself and one of them disappears—the one who’s holding the billion-dollar ticket—the others must face the fact that either their friend has betrayed them…or a predator is lurking.

In this newest suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, three friends’ lives terrifyingly unravel when they win a billion-dollar lottery jackpot—and one goes missing...

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Wendy Corsi Staub’s stand-alone books are phenomenal. I live the nonsense & frills way she writes - it’s the story and nothing buy the story. This book is so suspenseful and a great beach read - I read it in one day!! Thanks for the advanced copy.

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I couldn’t put it down. The plot was so unique that it was difficult to see what was coming next. The characters were developed along the way, but the story was interesting enough to keep turning the pages even without the character development, the development only made me want to turn the pages faster. I had to fight the urge to look ahead. The twists I never saw coming. The use of someone’s pain to cause illusions and delusions was genius, and unpredictable. Definitely one of Corsi Staubs best books ever! I don’t know how she can top this one, but if anyone can, she can! Can’t wait for the next one!

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Thank you Netgalley and William Morrow for the eARC Windfall.

This was a great book to read. It was suspenseful, exciting and sorrowful. I was not expecting to grieve with the characters. I recommend this quick read to anyone who likes to read suspense novels.

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I enjoyed this book, though it did take a while before I really got into it. I honestly never felt a connection to any of the characters, which made it feel a little disjointed. The premise of the book was really interesting, but it just fell a little flat for me. I am glad I read it, and it was interesting to think what it would be like to win that much money. The other thing I’d like to mention is that it seemed to end so abruptly. Despite the flaws I felt were in the book, I still enjoyed reading it.

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Sometimes winning the lottery isn’t all sunshine and roses. For these three good friends it seems like the troubles start. Lots of twists and turns and I enjoyed the book.

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Leila, Molly and JJ are three friends who haven’t seen each other in years. They reunite and buy a winning billion dollar lottery ticket.
They go to sudden wealth manager, Shea Daniels mansion, Windfall where movie star Chantal Charbonneau disappeared 20 years ago. The California wild fires are raging and one of them disappears. Devastating secrets are revealed as they fight for their lives.
This story had jaw dropping twists that kept me reading long into the night.
Thanks NetGalley and William Morrow for this ARC that will be released July 11, 2023!

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