LUCK OF THE DRAW

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Kate Clay­born Loot.co.za (R239) KENS­ING­TON

A WIN­NING lot­tery ticket lands Zoe Fer­ris the chance to quit her un­re­ward­ing job as a lawyer.

But she can’t quite as­suage her guilt over the work she did on be­half of the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. In search of peace, she de­cides to make amends, be­gin­ning with a fam­ily in­volved in one of her set­tle­ments – at which point she meets a griev­ing brother who pulls no punches. In the hands of a lesser au­thor, this could be preachy and heavy, but Clay­born’s char­ac­ters are bright and nu­anced; her di­a­logue quick and clever. |

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