“Honesty is a virtue. Deceit is a talent. Theft is an art form.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I picked up a stack of Chris Brookmyre books really cheaply at a school fete on a whim because I liked one of the covers and I’m really, really glad I did! The Sacred Art of Steal is a non-stop thrilling ride with a lot of fun thrown in and a few chuckle moments too!
As the title suggests, the book starts with a robbery but not just any normal robbery, this one has style and panache. I won’t spoil it for you but it’s truly excellent. From here you have the premise of the entire book because things don’t go to plan, which means you read this novel with your heart in your mouth, on the edge of your seat.