5 Stars! Can you give 6? #HouseofThieves @CharlesBelfoure
I absolutely loved this book! First of all, you've got a society family with a son with a gambling problem who's gonna die until he tells Kent that his dad is an architect. Then Kent decides the dad can pay the son's debts by getting him into banks and houses. Then the daughter is mesmerized when she sees a good looking pickpocket at work and starts hanging out with him. Then you've got a younger son who makes friends with an urchin on the street and learns the ways of stealing and getting by as a street person. Then the mother finds out what the father is doing and gets involved by telling the father who has the best stuff and where they keep it. And then you have a House of Thieves. Of course, that's just a slight overview of what the whole book is about. It's about so much more.
I picked this book up this morning and I just could not put it down. It was just so good. I loved the family - that family that steals together loves together, HA! There were some laugh out moments and definitely some sad moments and even more definitely some moments when you just wanted to slap the crap out of the oldest kid, the little weasel.
I loved this author's first book and was excited to get this one. However, this one had a much different tone. It wasn't as serious. I actually liked it a whole lot better and I loved the first one. If this dude can keep pumping them out and they keep getting better, where's he been all this time? I've been waiting for you! HA!!! Kudo's on a great job on your second book!
Thanks to Sourcebooks and Net Galley for providing me a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I highly recommend this entertaining and enjoyable read!