Fiction - Crime
280 Pages
Reviewed on 01/03/2019
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Thieves by Steven Max Russo is a dark and dangerous tale of greed and crime. Esmeralda has two jobs – a house cleaner and a restaurant hostess. She has only just left high school and her income is all there is for her family. She needs money desperately and the perfect opportunity has just presented itself. A wealthy homeowner is going to be away for a month and, having cleaned there, Esmeralda knows there is plenty of money to be had. Talking to a friend, Ray, one night, the subject comes up and he passes the information along to a drifter called Skooley and together they come up with a plan. What should have been a simple burglary is about to go horribly wrong and Esmeralda is about to find herself in a whole heap of trouble and more danger than she ever thought possible.

Thieves by Steven Max Russo is a gripping tale that will keep you hanging on to the last word. The plot is a fast moving one with lots of action and plenty of suspense. The characters are incredibly real, people you can identify with and may even have met, although you probably wouldn’t want to get involved with any of them! This is compelling stuff, a book you won't want to put down once you start reading it. Russo has developed a way of writing that puts you right in the center of the story, living it as you read it, and the only disappointment you will have is that the book ends. I will be keeping an eye out for more from Steven Max Russo in the future.