Fans of Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll have been looking forward to diving into their buckets of popcorn for the film adaptation since 2015. Did you completely devour the Luckiest Girl Alive film the moment it was released on Netflix? I know for me, two hours has never gone by so quickly. If you’re looking for books to completely get lost in after the credits have rolled, here are some storytelling stunners for the perfect post-Luckiest Girl Alive feels.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
Sisters Brett and Kelly are quite different. Growing up, Kelly was the beautiful and smart child while Brett was a troublemaker living in her shadows. Now, Brett is a successful businesswoman and a cast member of the famous reality show Goal Diggers. After Kelly finds a way to become the newest cast member of the show, Brett is seething. Sibling rivalry aside, Brett knows that the only person who holds her biggest secret is the one person who would use it to destroy her, and that person is Kelly. When the truth comes out during the finale taping, no one was prepared for the drama being followed by murder.
Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier
Paris Peralta has just been found in her own bathroom covered in blood, a straight razor in her hand, and her much older celebrity husband dead in the bathtub. The death of her husband isn’t even the worst of her problems. Paris is now worried all the unwanted media attention could bring up her past that she’s been working to keep hidden. Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes was dubbed by the media “The Ice Queen” and was convicted of a similar crime. Now, Ruby is unexpectedly released from prison and threatening to expose Paris’s past.
White Ivy by Susie Yang
Ivy Lin was taught how to steal at a young age from her grandmother. Ivy used this to her advantage to get the attention of her crush, Gideon, the perfect son of a wealthy political family. When Ivy’s mother discovered her secrets, she was sent to China as punishment. Years later when Ivy returns to Boston, she coincidentally runs into Gideon’s sister, Sylvia, and feels this is fate. Wasting no time, Ivy infiltrates her way back into Gideon’s life and is just about to sigh a breath of relief when someone from her past returns and threatens to destroy everything.
The Last Housewife by Ashley Winstead
When in college in upstate New York, Shay Evans and her friends met a mysterious older man who seduced them into a world they never thought imaginable. By their senior year, only Shay and Laurel would escape. Now as an adult, Shay has tried everything possible to leave that life behind. While listening to her favorite true crime podcast, Shay learns of Laurel’s death and is quick to enlist the help of the podcaster to investigate what really happened to Laurel. Although Shay worked so hard to leave that world behind, her past comes back to bite her as she is thrust back into a dark world in order to seek justice for her friend.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
Vanessa Wye was only fifteen years old when she found herself in an affair with her forty-two-year-old English teacher, Jacob Strane. Now, seventeen years later, Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student who has also reached out to Vanessa. As Vanessa reflects on the relationship, she is forced to choose between remaining silent or the man who was her first love and had such an impact on who she is today. Is the man that she thought she knew really different from who she thought he was?
The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
It’s been ten years since Ambrosia graduated college and she’s worked hard to build a new life for herself. When an invitation arrives for her ten-year reunion with an ominous message, Ambrosia knows that her past could come back to bite her and ruin her future. Upon arriving, Ambrosia reunites with her old best friend Sully, who has also received messages, and the two realize that someone out there knows more than they should about a secret the two friends have been trying to keep buried.
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
From the outside looking in, Chloe seems like your average college freshman. But Chloe is attending this college for one reason: to kill Will Bachman. Chloe is one of seven students attending college as part of a clinical study on psychopaths. When another student in the study is found murdered, Chloe must not only put her plan to kill Will on pause, but now ensure that she isn’t next as she goes from hunter to hunted.