First Impression: Everybody keeps talking about Elizabeth Scott, this looks like a good book to start with.
Synopsis: My name is Danielle. I’m eighteen. I’ve been stealing things for as long as I can remember.
Dani has been trained as a thief by the best—her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends—a real life.
In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She’s making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani—because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they’ve targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she’s always known—or the one she’s always wanted.
200 words (or less) review: After I finished Stealing Heaven I ordered two more books by Elizabeth Scott as well as adding all the others to my wish-list.
The writing is alive, I can’t think of a better way to describe it. I was right there with Dani and so engrossed in her story I didn’t question anything – it was just reality.
Dani knows what her and her mother do is wrong, Dani doesn’t like it but it’s all she’s ever known. So when they arrive in Heaven Dani is all set for the next job. Only this time she makes friends, and that’s where it starts to unravel.
Despite (or because) of her upbringing Dani has a strong moral compass and watching her struggle with her decisions is heart wrenching. I really liked Allison and thought Greg was well written and sweet, maybe a little too sweet but he bought a nice balance to Dani’s outlook on the world.
When I started the book I wasn’t sure if I’d care that much about ‘a thief’ but it only took a few pages for me to wish Dani could have it all. Of course she can’t but I’m still happy with the ending.