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. But now her dad’s life is on the line, and Kat must go back to the world she tried so hard to escape…
Kat has been pulling off tricks for as long as she can remember so when she is being accused of one she wasn’t involved in she knows something is up. For a short time she had managed to escape the world of crime but it seems it wont leave her alone. When her fathers life is on the line she has no choice but to go back to doing what she knows best and with her friends in tow they have to travel all around Europe before they can pull of the biggest heist heard of.
I was excited to read this after enjoying the Gallagher Girls series and this was also worth reading. I’ve read a few reviews of the book being an Ally Carter fan and seen the tumblr so I had some idea about the characters involved and was excited to finally get to met Hale. I thought he was written as a really good romantic interest and I am definatley going to read the other books to find out how their relationship develops. All the characters had really interesting personalities though and I felt that each was given the right amount of attention in the book to fill you and in keep the story going.
The plot was also exciting although maybe a tiny bit lacking in energy at the start. Right for the beginning though we were faced with the work Kat and her friends are capable of and it lures you in to find out just how they are going to be able to solve their issue. I almost felt like I was reading Ocean’s Eleven and was excited to find out just what they were going to do and how they would get away with it. I think you could make a really good movie or TV show out of the book, which isn’t something I would admit often but the mystery/crime nature of the story lends itself to that sort of interpretation.
You should check this book out if you are a fan of the Gallagher girls series and I can’t want to read the next book in Heist Society.