I wanted to share some of the latest book releases with you today. Death in Paris by Emilia Bernhard, Mardi Gras Murder by Ellen Byron, Be Our Ghost by Kate Kingsbury, The Lacemaker's Secret by Kathleen Ernst, and Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin are just a few of the new books out thus far in October. A little something for everyone.
A Thief Consumed by Heather Sunseri is the second novel in the International Thief series. It has been a year since we last saw Lola Parks with Dimitri in the south of France. Dimitri disappeared, and Lola has not seen him since then. Her mentor, Elisa Garment has been training her to liberate a rare blue diamond. Reynard Jules has a special opportunity for her, and it is one that Lola has been wanting for twelve years. Claude Marquis has recently obtained the remaining six bottles of a limited edition Bordeaux that Lola’s father created. Lola blames Claude for her father’s death and cannot wait to acquire the wine. Reynard insists that she also procure the Paul Gauguin from Claude (of course). In disguise at a dinner party, Lola sneaks into the wine cellar and locates the wine. She is only able to hide it and grab an envelope from the crate before she must depart. It turns out that the envelope contains papers that several parties are desperate to obtain. Dimitri left Lola to keep her safe and he has been keeping an eye on her from a distance. But when shots ring out at her shop, he quickly jumps into the fray. Dimitri is then approached by Interpol who is close to identifying Lola. They have an offer for the pair. Lola’s heart was broken by Dimitri and she is not about to let him right back into her life. She will have to figure out what to do while staying one step ahead of the interested parties. Join Lola and Dimitri as they fight for their lives in A Thief Consumed.
A Thief Consumed is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel. We get to know more about Lola and her upbringing, and her family. It explains how Lola became a thief and why she is estranged from her family. I recommend reading the books in the International Thief series in order. Otherwise, you will be missing some key details. Declan is consulted by Dimitri in this installment for those of you who enjoyed the In Darkness series. I thought A Thief Consumed was well-written with plenty of action and plot twists. There are adult scenes that are for the mature audience. The point-of-view switches between Lola and Dimitri so you can see the story from each of their perspectives. It can be confusing especially when I put the book down and come back to it because then I must figure out which character is talking. The ending will have you chuckling and wondering what is in store for Dimitri and Lola next time.
The first book in International Thief series is A Thief Revealed. Thank you for joining me today. I will see you tomorrow when I share my thoughts on another book that I have read. May you have a relaxing day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader