PUBLISHER: Down & Out Books
PUBLICATION DATE: November 12th, 2018
Thank you to the author, Steven Max Russo, for contacting me and gifting me a free e-copy of Thieves to read and review.
Esmeralda works for a housecleaning service during the day and as a restaurant hostess at night. Just out of high school, she is the sole support for her mother and two young siblings.
She has drive and ambition. What she doesn’t have is money.
She knows of a home in the upscale town of Mendham, NJ, that will be empty for more than a month. The rich people who live there go away the same time every year to spend time at their vacation home. Having cleaned the house, she also knows it contains a fair amount of cash and valuables.
Sitting with Ray, one of her co-workers one night, she casually mentions a “what if” scenario; Ray tells Skooley, a white trash drifter who recently moved to New Jersey from south Florida, and a plan is hatched.
It isn’t long before Esmeralda finds herself trapped by both circumstance and greed, forced to try and defend herself against one of her partners in crime, who she quickly discovers is far more dangerous than she ever thought possible.
First of I love the cover of the book. So creepy, and fits so very well with the story. I love it!
This book is addicting from the very beginning. At the beginning of the book we read about a man who has been captured and is being tortured for information. Once his captors are convinced they have received all of the information they can get from this man, he is killed.
The story continues with two men – Skooley and Ray – who work together to commit a crime – they hatch a plan to break into a home they suspect will have a lot of money and various valuables. Only, greed and suspicion comes into play, pitting one man against the other.
Unable to trust one another to work together and claim their share together in the robbery, they turn on one another. This book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, biting your nails, as you turn the pages to unravel the story.
This book is full of a lot of action, suspense, and bone-chilling revelations. I enjoyed reading this book, and it was very fast-paced and chilling!
Thank you for reading my review, and I hope you enjoy this book!
MY RATING: 4/5 stars