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.
I was worried this was going to be a little to like the Gallagher Girls series, I was pleasantly surprised when it was nothing like it. The characters were very different and so was plot and how the characters got away with their antics.
The idea of a teenage girl going out of her way, putting herself in danger for her thief father is sweet (well in this book it is). It did feel a little like it was romanticizing stealing but not so much that it put me off. The whole story was a little far-fetched which helped with that.
I liked Hale and just wish Kat could see how much he likes her. How much he seems to put her before himself.
I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
4.5 out of 5 stars