House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure
What’s it about?
Charles Belfoure is an architect by profession. He uses this knowledge to add a layer of depth to this suspenseful work of historical fiction. John Cross is an architect working in New York City in 1886 when he unwittingly gets drawn into a gang of thieves. The story follows Cross as he struggles to find a way out of his predicament.
What did it make me think about?
To enjoy this novel one must suspend disbelief and just go along for the ride.
Should I read it?
This was a good, quick, light read. If you liked Mr. Belfoure's previous novel, "The Paris Architect", then you will probably enjoy this one as well. I liked it, but must say that it is one of those stories that is highly improbable and in the end it all fits together with a big bow. If you are okay with that- then settle in for a few hours and enjoy the ride.
“Our prim and proper society family isn’t what it seems, is it? We’re all just hiding in secret worlds where we escaped to be happy, away from that harsh knickerbocker code.”
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House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!