Marissa Stapley is the internationally bestselling author of three commercial women's fiction novels, including Mating for Life, Things to Do When It's Raining and The Last Resort. The Last Resort was named one of 2019's Best Beach Reads by Oprah Magazine, New York Post and The Globe and Mail, was recently optioned for television by CBS, and was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Fiction Novel). Marissa's journalism has appeared in magazines and newspapers across North America, including Elle, Today's Parent and Reader's Digest. Her next novel, Lucky, about a grifter on a quest for redemption, will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2021. She lives in Toronto with her family and a precocious black cat named Oscar.
A wild and deeply satisfying rollercoaster ride through the world of a con artist with a heart of gold. Propulsive and affecting, Lucky is the most fun I've had reading a book in quite a while * Taylor Jenkins Reid * A riveting caper full of heart, I loved this book! * Karma Brown * This fun romp, with deeper themes of identity, family ties and the meaning of truth in a life built on lies, kept me greedily turning pages late into the night. Perfect for book clubs - or anyone looking for their next unputdownable read * Colleen Oakley * Stapley's gorgeous writing cuts to the bone, and her grifter heroine, both vulnerable and fierce, is driven by a genius premise . . . a gripping, heart-wrenching journey of resilience, hope, and redemption. A stunning read! * Samantha M. Bailey *