THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY
Håkan Nesser ( Pan Macmillan, $ 29.99)
THE Unlucky Lottery, which centres around the sorrow that comes with any joy, is another intriguing story by Swedish crime writer Håkan Nesser.
Four old men, friends, have won a little bit of money. Nothing big, but enough to warrant a new tie and a slap- up meal.
They say their farewells and in the morning one is found murdered, one hasn’t shown up at all, then another person, completely unrelated, goes missing.
You’re spun around and round trying to figure out who did it, because you won’t believe the first confession. Possible … Yes. Plausible… No.
It echoes the stories we see in the paper, of a seemingly ordinary life, hiding deeper and darker secrets. It also tells you that you don’t always have to jump to the last and worst conclusion.
A great read for the plane and the only time I’ve ever been happy about an airport delay.
I just had to finish it and find out who… Bet you never guess!