Book review: The Heist

By , July 20, 2013

The Heist
By Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

To read or not to read. That is the question.

I’ve been a Stephanie Plum fan for a while now, but the rest of Evanovich’s book’s left me kinda flat. Plus I was worried about this one because it seems like she’s pulling the James Patterson trick and partnering with a less famous writer and letting them do all the work while she sips mai tai’s in Fiji*.

But I’m happy to say that you do not need to be worried about this book. It is a fun and page-turning read. It kind of reminded me of an episode of Burn Notice or Leverage – both of which I love.

So here’s the story: Kate O’Hare is a determined FBI agent chasing the ever-elusive con man, Nick Fox. Once she catches him, instead of locking him up for 87 million years like he deserves, the FBI determines that he’s better as an asset to catch even bigger thieves. And Kate has to help him. I really hope that we get to meet more of their team because it seems like the authors  have some great characters in development.

Theoretically, this would make a great beach read, but I can’t speak from experience because on the day I tried it was too windy. Every time I turned a page I got sand in my eyes. Sigh.  You’ll just have to do it for me.

Happy reading…

:) Amanda

*I don’t know if Evanovich likes mai tais or has been to Fiji, but both sound fun.

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