Summary (from Goodreads):
“As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.
But Ani has a secret.
There’s something else buried in her past that still haunts her, something private and painful that threatens to bubble to the surface and destroy everything.
With a singular voice and twists you won’t see coming, Luckiest Girl Alive explores the unbearable pressure that so many women feel to “have it all” and introduces a heroine whose sharp edges and cutthroat ambition have been protecting a scandalous truth, and a heart that’s bigger than it first appears.
The question remains: will breaking her silence destroy all that she has worked for—or, will it at long last, set Ani free?”
I am a complete sucker for any books that are compared to Gone Girl…which means, of course, that the second I heard about this book, I was like, “OOOH WANT!”
There are definite similarities between Luckiest Girl Alive and Gone Girl—especially the fact that we see one character who is willing to go to any lengths to get what they think they deserve. And also in both cases, we see the situation that character wants us to see, which may or may not bear a resemblance to the situation as it actually is.
But the biggest similarity of course is the fact that—just like in Gone Girl—good luck putting this down before you’re done.