Author: Heather Graham
Publisher: Mira Books
Published Date: April 1st, 2016
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
I received this novel for free from Netgalley and the Publishers in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my review in any way.
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
No one writes suspense like Heather Graham! Read this brand-new romantic thriller by one of today’s most popular authors…
There’s a pub in New York City that’s been in the Finnegan family for generations. Now Kieran and her three brothers own it. Kieran Finnegan is also, as it happens, a criminal psychologist–a fitting reaction, perhaps, to her less-than-lawful teenage past.
Meanwhile, New York’s Diamond District has been hit by a rash of thefts. No one’s been killed–until now. FBI agent Craig Frasier is brought in to investigate; he and Kieran meet at a jewelry store in the middle of a heist. She’s there to “unsteal” a flawless stone taken by her light-fingered youngest brother as an act of vengeance. Craig’s there to stop the gang.
But the police and FBI begin to wonder if there are two gangs of diamond thieves, the original and a copycat group of killers–who seem to think their scheme is as flawless as the stones they steal.
Thrown together by circumstance, drawn together by attraction, Kieran and Craig are both assigned to the case. But to Kieran’s horror, there’s more and more evidence that, somehow, the pub is involved. Because everyone goes to Finnegan’s…
I am no stranger to Ms. Graham’s novels, though admittedly, I have read a mere few; I have always genuinely enjoyed her books. Flawless is no exception.
Starting with the plot, I was really intrigued by the Irish-American family with a heavy past of delinquency, a jewelry store heist, and a violent copycat. There was, as is usually the case with Ms. Graham, enough action that I can sort of ignore the romance portion. I am not fond of the romance heavy suspense novels.
As for the romance, I like that the detective love interest, despite his growing feelings for the MC was still weary of her initial non-guiltiness, because of course she is keeping her families big ol’ (totally mild and underage) crime spree under wraps. It was a little silly of her honestly. I would have expected a criminal psychologist to at least have a basic understanding of law. Well, alas, that is fiction for you.
Still this was a very enjoyable read. I am really glad I requested it!
Pick up this book, take a trip to the beach, and just enjoy this quick trip away from reality! Totally recommended.