Publication date: 25th February 2021
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
ISBN: Paperback 978-1-913962-16-6
Pages: 309 pages
Genre: Literary Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction
Format reading: Paperback
Copy provided by: Faye at Authoright and Clink Street Publishing
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
If you found an unsigned lottery ticket, what would you do if it turned out to be worth millions? Hand it in or claim the prize?
Follow the twisting path of Maggie and Greg when faced with this dilemma. Who are the winners and who are the real losers? What is the price of honesty and does winning bring happiness? Can you do more good in the world if you are rich or poor? Find out in this intriguing tale of an ordinary family.
I would like to thank the lovely Faye at Athouright and Clink Street Publishing for kindly gifting me a copy of The Lottery by Peter J Venison to read and review for the blog tour.
I have to say on reading the blurb of this book I was immediately intrigued, to see where the story would go.
Maggie and Greg are just an ordinary family with two children Sam and Jimmy. Greg goes out to work and Maggie runs the home and family life. On one of the couple’s walks in the park they come across an new looking lottery ticket; which happens to be for that evening’s draw! With no signature on the ticket and no one around they take it home the ticket. What would be the chances of this ticket being a winner? That evening with out the children around they discover this lottery ticket is actually a winner, a life changing amount!!!
Both Maggie and Greg agonise how they would go about finding the true owner of the winning ticket, until they relise it would be impossible. Then they find out that if they handed the ticket back and no winner could be traced that no one would get they winnings. It play’s on their mind day and night, but decide they could probably do more good in the world if they had money and claim the life changing amount of money.
Telling no one of their new fortune Maggie carries on as normal mean while Greg works on extending his business so no suspicion could be raise from the people around them. They also get the shock of their lives when someone comes forward calming it was their ticket, but came to nothing. Maggie want’s to do some good with the money helping the wildlife in Africa and set’s about doing so. Mean while Greg is moving money around and making deals without talking to Maggie.
The story covers many years of the families life’s and show many twists and turns that happen to them as a result of calming the ticket. Were they right to claim the found lottery ticket? Will Maggie and Greg do good with their new found fortune? Will they ever know who’s ticket it actually was? How much will the family change?
The Lottery by Peter J Venison was such an intriguing read and I was hooked by the storyline and the characters. There were part’s that I found a bit slow, but having said that I think it was the authors way of paving the charterers thought prosses. I found the story thought provoking even though its highly unlikely to happen, however it certainly sparked a discussion in my household! I really liked how the book spans over the years of this family allowing the reader to fully see the impact their choosing to keep the lottery winnings. There was parts of the story I didn’t see coming, and kept me wanting to find out more! Defiantly worth a read!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
The Lottery by Peter J Venison
4 Sparkly Stars
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