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Love and Theft

Stan Parish

‘A 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. Finn, author of the #1 bestseller The Woman in the Window

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571356379
Date Published
06.05.2021
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Summary

‘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 Child

What 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.’

Critic Reviews

Pure pleasure from the first page to the last.

Sunday Times
Critic Reviews

In a word: thrilling.

New York Times
Critic Reviews

Head and shoulders above the average thriller.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Stan 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.

CrimeTime
Critic Reviews

Parish has crafted one of the strongest contributions in recent memory to a genre much-beloved here at CrimeReads: the heist novel... Parish manages to weave together genuinely compelling arcs of crime and complicated human entanglements.

CrimeReads
Critic Reviews

[A] fast-paced, hard-boiled caper . . . a consistently engaging and entertaining thriller.

Herald Scotland
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Stan Parish is the former editor-in-chief of The Future of Everything at The Wall Street Journal and the author of the novel Down the Shore. His writing has appeared in in GQ, Esquire, Surface, The New York Times, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and lives in Los…

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