Read Jessica’s inspiring story in Lenny Letter entitled What I Know, her own personal story of gang rape and how it informed Luckiest Girl Alive. She was also featured in New York Times: Jessica Knoll Reveals the Rape Behind Her Novel, ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’.
Weaving classic threads from women’s fiction with a series of shocking twists, Luckiest Girl Alive provides a unique new voice to the conversation about the social norms and expectations of women. It’s a twisted tale of how we try to reinvent ourselves—or lose it all in the attempt. In the end, we must choose between real happiness and the illusion we’ve been chasing all along.
- Luckiest Girl Alive was an instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut of 2015!
- Film rights to Luckiest Girl Alive have been acquired by Lionsgate with Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea producing under their Pacific Standard company. Jessica Knoll has written the screenplay.
- Foreign rights to Luckiest Girl Alive have been sold to 33 territories and counting.
- The Mystery Writers of America have announced the annual Edgar® Awards, honoring the best in thriller fiction, and Luckiest Girl Alive is a finalist for the best first novel category.