Product Description'Thrilling.' New York Times Book Review'Pure pleasure' Sunday Times'A dark jewel' A. J. Finn'Electrifying' Robert Crais'The thriller we've all been waiting for' Lincoln ChildWhat price would you put on a second chance?When Alex Cassidy and Diane Alison meet by chance at a party in Princeton, New Jersey, there are instant sparks. Both are single parents living in wealthy suburbia, independent, highly competent and seemingly settled in their lives. She runs a successful catering business. He's part of a crew that robs banks, casinos and jewellery stores around the world. Neither realises initially that their lives have overlapped before, or that their shared history and burgeoning relationship will come to threaten everything they love. As Alex prepares for one final, daunting job, he discovers that he's not the only one with secrets - and that both of them are playing for the highest stakes imaginable.What readers are saying:'Full of adrenaline and glamour. It's basically a blockbuster action movie in book form . . . this novel will have you on the edge of your seat for the entire wild ride.''It's wildly entertaining, thrilling, and kept me second guessing through the end.''A highly bingeable read. I have never before cheered so hard for a positive outcome for a group of criminals in fiction.''I nearly gave myself paper cuts flying through Parish's exhilarating thrill ride.''This is a fast-moving, machine-gun of a book, a "one last job" and heist novel and unlikely love story all rolled into one.'ReviewPure pleasure from the first page to the last. ?Sunday TimesIn a word: thrilling. ?New York TimesHead and shoulders above the average thriller. ?GuardianStan Parish's caper just gets everything right: intricate plotting, a wonderful set of believable as well as often seductive characters and non-stop action with a gentle tongue in cheek attitude. All the right ingredients are present, but his gentle, unassuming touch turns what can sometimes be worn clichés into a most satisfying cocktail of likeable villainy that evokes Elmore Leonard at his best. ?CrimeTimeParish has crafted one of the strongest contributions in recent memory to a genre much-beloved here atCrimeReads: the heist novel... Parish manages to weave together genuinely compelling arcs of crime and complicated human entanglements. ?CrimeReads[A] fast-paced, hard-boiled caper . . . a consistently engaging and entertaining thriller. ?Herald ScotlandManages the alchemy of racing narrative momentum with plenty of style, street smarts, and truly fine prose. ?InterviewCranks the anxiety up to 11 . . . there are thrills, spills, terrific characters and a plot to keep you guessing. ?Scottish SunWell-developed characters, relentless pacing, palpable levels of tension throughout, and a notable closing twist make this a winner. Parish is a thriller writer to watch. ?Publishers WeeklyThis is one of the best novels of the year thus far, worthy of your time, money and undivided attention . . .Love and Theft will make you want to be a thief when you grow up. It's that good. ?Book ReporterLike Don Winslow, Parish is both a hard-bitten storyteller and a very good writer. A drug-altered scene "liquefies and darkens like sugar over heat." And the plot heats up just right. A hard-boiled thriller that's equally good at love and theft. ?KirkusA dark jewel, polished and precision-cut ...Love and Theft pays tribute to classic capers - and rivals the best of them for verve and ingenuity. A breathless adventure both starry-eyed and cool-blooded, both charming and diabolical. -- A.J. FinnBeautifully written, and crackling with full-throttle tension,Love and Theft knocked me out. An electrifying novel. Stan Parish has the stuff. For real. -- Robert CraisLove and Theft is the caper thriller we've all been waiting for - lean, sophisticated, ice-cold, endlessly surprising. What took it so long to get here? -- Lincoln ChildI just
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