The Burglar

THE BURGLAR                                             THOMAS PERRY

Elle Stowell is a young woman with an unconventional profession: burglary. But Elle is no petty thief--with just the right combination of smarts, looks, and skills, she can easily stroll through ritzy Bel Air neighborhoods and pick out the perfect home for plucking the most valuable items. This is how Elle has always gotten by--she is good at it, and she thrives on the thrill. But after stumbling upon a grisly triple homicide while stealing from the home of a wealthy art dealer, Elle discovers that she is no longer the only one sneaking around. Somebody is searching for her.

As Elle realizes that her knowledge of the high-profile murder has made her a target, she races to solve the case before becoming the next casualty, using her breaking-and-entering skills to uncover the truth about exactly who the victims were and why someone might have wanted them dead. With high-stakes action and shocking revelations, The Burglar will keep readers on the edge of their seats as they barrel towards the heart-racing conclusion.

PAT'S REVIEW


You begin following Elle Stolewell as she is jogging through a high-end neighborhood. She is telling you what she is looking for and why she is dressed the way she is. Once she begins her burglaries you get a sense of being with her and you begin to follow her around to different friends. All goes well in her world until she comes across a crime scene, wanting to leave before the police arrive, she realizes that there is a video camera recording and it is still on. Taking the camera and watching it later, she decides to make copies and then break back in to replace the camera. It is after this that her world begins to unravel. She is being followed, tracked by tracking deviances, and when she finds her friend and what happened to her because of them looking for Elle she decides to find evidence herself. Especially what she sent the police either not got them or was destroyed by someone. The author takes you for a ride throughout parts of Southern California. I liked that he had the street names down, the correct off ramp for Barstow since I grew up there. Though at times you knew that Elle was a criminal, you found yourself in her corner and wondered how did that happen. An excellent crime, mystery, suspense book that I was very pleased to have read. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com 

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