A novel by Marissa Stapley.

Marissa Stapley

Lucky Armstrong is a tough, talented grifter who has just pulled off a million-dollar heist with her boyfriend, Cary. She's ready to start a brand-new life, with a new identity — when things go sideways. Lucky finds herself alone for the first time, navigating the world without the help of either her father or her boyfriend, the two figures from whom she's learned the art of the scam.

When she discovers that a lottery ticket she bought on a whim is worth millions, her elation is tempered by one big problem: cashing in the winning ticket means the police will arrest her for her crimes. She'll go to prison, with no chance to redeem her fortune.

As Lucky tries to avoid arrest and make a future for herself, she must confront her past by reconciling with her father; finding her mother, who abandoned her when she just a baby; and coming to terms with the man she thought she loved — whose complicated past is catching up to her, too.

This is a novel about truth, personal redemption, and the complexity of being good. It introduces a singularly gifted, complicated character who must learn what it means to be independent and honest… before her luck runs out. (From Simon & Schuster)

Marissa Stapley is a writer and journalist from Toronto. Her other novels include Mating for LifeThings to Do When It's Raining and The Last Resort.

Interviews with Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley talks to Shelagh Rogers about her new novel, Lucky.
Marissa Stapley and Laurie Petrou explain which books they keep reading and re-reading and why.

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