Author: Kim Foster
Publisher: eKensignton, June 2013
My Rating: C+
Everyone has a talent. Some are just more legal than others. Cat Montgomery steals jewels for AB&T, the premier agency for thieves in Seattle. Career perks: good pay, great disguises, constant adrenaline rush. Drawbacks: the possibility of jail time…or worse. Now she’s taken on a lucrative side job—recovering a priceless Faberge egg for an alleged Romanov descendent.
Though Cat is working solo, there are plenty of interested players. Her FBI ex-boyfriend is nosing around, as is her former mentor-turned-nemesis. Then there’s the sexy art thief helping—or is he hindering?—her mission. If her luck holds out, this could be the case that allows Cat to retire with her conscience and her life intact. If not, it’ll be her last job for all the wrong reasons…
I am so naive. I honestly thought, all the way until the end, that this story would end in the “happy” column. Cat was such a good character that I expected her to confess that she and the agency she worked for was, in truth, a part of some secret government agency. They were only robbing people for some good cause. As it turns out, the nicest thing I can say is that she is a sort Robin Hood who steals from the rich and donates money to UNICEF.
I liked Cat and her clever skills. It was fun to follow her escapades. But – I didn’t like having to suspend my moral compass. I just can’t cheer for a thief whether she is stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. I recommend this book with caution. If you want a look at the way some criminals live, go for it.
Thanks t0 the publisher for my copy of The Beautiful Heist, and TLC Book Tours for letting me be a part of the tour. To check out the other bloggers on the tour see the schedule here: TLC Book Tours