The Lucky Eight by Sheila Bugler

Picture of a woman holding a book. Cover is The Lucky Eight by Sheila Bugler


I’ve got really into thrillers recently. I think they’re perfect for a getting out of a reading slump and they get the brain ticking over, trying to figure everything out. The Lucky Eight by Sheila Bugler is no exception! 


When the plane crashed, 160 people perished. Now, is someone killing off the survivors?

Five years ago, a horrific airline disaster made headlines around the world. On the anniversary of the fatal crash, a number of those who were spared gather to mark the occasion. By morning, Nick Gilbert, a celebrity chef and one of the party, lies dead. Detective Rachel Lewis leads the investigation and within days another survivor is stabbed to death. It seems certain that a killer is targeting the lucky eight.

Clodagh Kinsella recovered from the injuries she sustained in the crash, but lost her sister that day. The bereavement shared by Clodagh and her sister’s husband led them to a romance of their own. Yet lately, Clodagh knows something isn’t right. As the noose tightens on the group and Rachel comes across more questions than answers, it’s only a matter of time before Clodagh will have to face the consequences of a mistake she made before the plane went down…


I enjoyed this book from the first page to the very last. The build-up was intense and I was quite literally on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen to Clodagh and the other seven members of the worst club ever; survivors of a horrific place crash. 

My mind kept trying to figure out what was happening but as usual, none of my guesses were right, except one. 

All the characters are well-written and developed. My favourite is definitely Ivan with Clodagh in at a close second. Rachel and Ade were a great team and again, another thriller where three women lead the charge with investigation! Hooray! All in all, another great book, I’ll definitely be checking out her others. 

Thanks to Sheila Bugler and Love Books Tours for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. It was a true page-turner! 

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