Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Book Review: The Heist by Janet Evanovich

Title: The Heist
Series: O’Hare and Fox #1
Author: Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
Publish Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Bantam
Source: borrowed from library

About the Book:
FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years, the only name she’s cared about is Nicolas Fox—an international crook she wants in more ways than one.

Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. At first he did it for the money. Now he does it for the thrill. He knows that the FBI has been hot on his trail—particularly Kate O’Hare, who has been watching his every move. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman . . . even one who aims to lock him up. But just when it seems that Nicolas Fox has been captured for good, he pulls off his greatest con of all: he convinces the FBI to offer him a job, working side by side with Special Agent Kate O’Hare.

Problem is, teaming up to stop a corrupt investment banker who’s hiding on a private island in Indonesia is going to test O’Hare’s patience and Fox’s skill. Not to mention the skills of their ragtag team made up of flamboyant actors, wanted wheelmen, and Kate’s dad. High-speed chases, pirates, and Toblerone bars are all in a day’s work . . . if O’Hare and Fox don’t kill each other first.

My Review:
I was so excited to read this first full length installment in this series and was just a little let down. The story did not click with me. This book seemed so different from the prequel that it just didn’t work for me. I’m not sure where they’re going with Kate and Nicolas working side by side, but that duo was not the solution to a great book.It seemed to have the potential to a great story, but I just didn’t like the direction it went. I probably won’t read another book from this series. 


  1. I have this book on my shelf and I was reluctant to read it. I was afraid that it might disappoint me although I really like Janet Evanovich.

  2. Maybe if you don't read the prequel, then maybe it won't be as disappointing as I found it. It was a great read, but I just loved the direction that the prequel was going.