Author: Leti Del Mar
Author’s Website: www.wordswithletidelmar.blogspot.com
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book gives the reader a glimpse into the life of Vivien Flowers, an up and coming security specialist who makes her living making sure the fine art that she is entrusted with stays safe and secure. Everything is routine until one of her clients is robbed, and two valuable paintings- Summer and Fall by David de La Flor are taken from beneath her electronic and security camera nose. She then is forced to deal with the ineptness of the local authorities, and the help of a very handsome insurance investigator to do what she does best to get the paintings back to where they below. It’s a story of deceit, intrigue, and a hint of romance that will keep you guessing until the end.
Perhaps the one word that I can use to describe this book is refreshing. For those of you expecting a normal “two opposites thrown together who eventually fall in love despite themselves” kind of story, you’re in for a very pleasant and realistic surprise. While there is an element of romance to this story, what really drives it is the realistic-and I do mean realistic- depiction of relationships and how they progress, and the level of detail put into the story. Leti Del Mar’s obvious research into the realm of security, robbery and fine art certainly would make a person wonder about her previous professions. Thankfully for the fine art world, she has chosen to grace the written page.
Although I loved the realistic story profile and the dimension of the characters, I would have liked to see a bit more depth in the settings. The story takes the reader through many different locales, but sadly, the details given makes each of the potentially breathtaking places a bit drab and uninteresting.
Overall The Inadvertent Thief is not a bad read, and certainly a refreshing change of pace from the usual fare.
0 Stars – Great for kindling or wasting space on your hard drive
1 Star – Perfect gift for that person you can’t stand
2 Stars – Put it on your to Borrow list
3 Stars – Buy it if you get the chance- worth a weekend read.
4 Stars – This is definitely something to add to your library
5 Stars – Impulse Buy Approved.
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