Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review: Heist Society by Ally Carter

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
Title: Heist Society
Author: Ally Carter
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (February 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423116399
Source: Own

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

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I love when I finish reading a book and it makes me sigh.  That leaves me completely satisfied and resolved. Heist Society is one of those books!

Carter crafted a tale that reminded me of The Italian Job, you know the movie with Mark Wahlberg. It was complete, the details were on track, and there was just enough mystery to keep you guessing up to the very end.  I love that from page one I was hooked.  That Carter’s simple prose wove through several different countries effortlessly, leading to a story that is real, believable, and entertaining.

As a fan of crime novels, I felt that this book was written for me.  It captured my attention and held it to the end.  I am excited about reading book 2!

4 Moons

Get to reading,

Recommended For

Anyone and everyone! Especially fans of crime novels from the criminal’s perspective!

More in This Series

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society, #3)

1 comment:

  1. I like that Ally Carter ties up the story in each novel instead of letting the plot drag over several novels. Each book has it's own plot and I think that makes a great series.


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