Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling

Remy is a circus performer:  Part trapeze artist/part acrobat.  She falls from a height and lands on the horse moving below.  When Thaddeus sees her fall, he tries to save her.  It's a good thing he didn't get in the horse's way because it would have run right over him!  Neither one of them expected to see the other one again...

Capstone Books and Net Galley allowed to read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can buy a copy now.  

I highly recommend this book.  It's the type of adventure that speaks to me with an underlying romance that seems doomed.  There's ton of action, lots of odd characters, and a plot to conquer London.  What more could you want?

Remy's boss sends her to reconnoiter the Tower of London where he wants her to steal a diamond.  She helps an old man into the event as her ticket in and then cases the joint.  No one is more surprised when the old man falls on the case that houses the diamond she wants to steal and breaks it.  Especially when he calls her name to exit the building.

She sees the police chief give the diamond to the young detective she met the night before at the circus.  She bumps into him and steals it.  The bad news is that when she gets back to her boss it's a fake.  She saw the real thing, where did it go?  It's even worse for Thaddeus.  He's accused of stealing the diamond himself!

He goes after Remy, she goes after the old man, Abernathy.  Neither one of them are going to be happy about how that works out.  There's steampunk mechanisms, slaves, underground mines, and an evil plot involved.  Even worse, Remy has a curse on her.  How can she win?

The story is involved, interesting, and she and Thaddeus fall in love.  But her curse will keep them apart, won't it?  Since she runs away from him and he has no idea where she is it sure sounds like it...

The ending is wonderful and I liked this read so much I have ordered a copy for me and my library.  Why don't you give it a read and see what you think?  Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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