He preys on those whom he feels are vulnerable. I am never disappointed in his books. Her benefactor gives it all to her and skims off the profits. David Baldacci has been writing since childhood, when his mother gave him a lined notebook in which to write down his stories. Who am I kidding, I'm sure my tiptoes up the stairs weren't nearly as quiet as I thought and they've known all along. He offers her a chance to win the lottery, which she initially refuses until she finds … A great book,I look forward to the next one. My second problem with this story is why the main character ever came back to the US. The only catch is: she must never re-enter the United States. (Much later, when David thanked her for being the spark that ignited his writing career, she revealed that she’d given him the notebook to keep him quiet, "because every mom needs a break now and then.”) He published his first novel, “The avenues he had taken as a young man had pretty much dictated what the remaining years of his life would be like.”. Frankly I'd never heard of the author before, but decided to give it a shot. The book reads like a screenplay, one can visualise and feel the sharply etched, strong characters that he has created, especially the devilish, cold-blooded, clever, ingenious villain. The genre is a mix of mystery, realistic fiction, and thriller. However I felt the characters were inconsistent in their actions and the villain of the story had abilities that were very far fetched. The only problem is, its fixed. Except she does, and her benefactor promises to make her pay for disobeying his orders. Enjoy this book. LouAnn is 20 and dropped out of school in the 7th grade and is an idiot. Start by marking “The Winner by David Baldacci Summary & Study Guide” as Want to Read: Error rating book. My question to my good friends in the Goodreads community is : How many people in the Goodreads community have already read The Winner ? My second problem with this story is why the main character ever came back to the US. This detailed literature summary also contains Topics for Discussion and a Free Quiz on The Winner by David Baldacci. A young mother is given the gift of a lifetime; a $100 million dollar lottery jackpot. The Winner Book Summary and Study Guide. Unfortunately, this wasn't one of them. As such, his crimes are nearly impossible to solve. If my life were an actual detective novel and my parents actual detectives, had they placed their hands over the lamp's bulb, heat would have still been emanating and my cover blown. While other people were soaking up Judy Blume, I firmly ignored the conversations between God and Margaret and stayed up all night reading The Pelican Brief and The Client. And I'm glad I did. Lu Ann while thinking about the offer gets trapped into a situation where her boyfriend has been killed and the killer attacks her too. I had added this to my list, but then discovered I had read it (audiobook version) a few years ago, but forgot it. In David Baldacci's novel, The Winner, LuAnn Tyler encounters the sinister mind of a criminal who calls himself Jackson.