The Heist Review
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Kara Proctor was trained by her father to be one of the best thieves in the world—but he always warned her that if something went wrong, she was on her own. At the age of sixteen, on a routine heist, she accidentally sets off the alarm. True to his word, her father abandons her…for the next ten years.

Alone with a bullet in her leg, laid up in the hospital, she has no choice but to take the job a man named Holt offers her with ACORP—legitimately stealing for the rich. People with more wealth than they know what to do with figure that if ACORP steals their stuff and puts it in a safe place, the real burglars won’t bother with it. Makes sense in a twisted sort of way.

Ten years later, Kara is educated and making a good living on the honest side of life when her father suddenly turns back up and manages to steal the Meridian Veil right out of her hands. She hadn’t heard from him in years. So why is he showing up now?

With mixed emotions, Kara teams up with Lachlan Mitchell, ACORP’s competition. No one’s quite sure if he’s the bad guy or the good guy, but Kara lets him in a little too deeply and learns that he’s not the man she thought he was at all. She realizes that she’s better off working alone—something she’s always known.

The Heist has an interesting premise with loads of pulse-pounding action that’ll have you cringing and hanging on to the edge of your seat. However, I found it very hard to like Kara. She comes off as too cold-hearted and mean for my taste. Lately it seems as though authors feel that their heroines aren’t strong enough unless they release their inner bitch. Unfortunately, that’s a complete turn-off to me, and I end up struggling to finish the book, because I can’t stand the heroine. And what makes me even madder is a hero who bows to her command, even when he knows she’s wrong. If you’re going to have a bitchy heroine, at least give me a hero who won’t lie down and be stomped on (for example, Jake Wise in Annie Solomon’s Blackout).

But if you love a heroine who thinks it’s funny—and completely justified—to threaten some poor waiter with a sniper hiding on the building across the street just because he was a little bit rude, then you’ll enjoy this book. The Heist certainly has a unique and interesting plot—even if the characters leave much to be desired.

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