Gripping, fast-paced story with a surprising ending
I love being tricked by conman and detective stories, be it in movies or books. I love a reveal at the end that feels so effortless, yet so surprising. I also love heart-stopping suspense; you know the kind where you just want to scream, 'RUN!' at the pages of your book, because you've completely forgotten that you are not standing right beside the character in danger? Yes, that kind of suspense. This book has these qualities in spades - haha, spades - which, given the number of poor conman stories I've come across, seems to be quite difficult to do. I also found the structure of this book really interesting. The author really did a great job of making the reading of this book feel like a game of Three Card Monty. I have never read anything quite like it. I appreciated that the main character remains likable and relatable (to some extent, obviously). I really enjoyed the characters of Leyla and Lizzie. It is so nice to read a novel like this where the female characters get to do more than be rescued by the male characters or just be their assistants. This was definitely one of those books that I just couldn't stop reading until I reached the end.
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