The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wow! This book was so interesting! There were so many things that twisted random pieces into a well-placed story!

“FIVE STRANGERS IN FLORENCE, EACH WITH A DANGEROUS SECRET. AND AN APOCALYPTIC FLOOD THREATENING TO REVEAL EVERYTHING.”

And reveal everything it did! The five strangers each have a point of view in the story, but there is one more POV that I found so intriguing! The River. It got to speak to the reader about what it was doing, what it wanted.

The five strangers each give the reader a chance to see what is happening in their lives, alternating chapters from each POV. These people are strangers, and yet their lives begin to intersect in little pieces here and there, then a little more, and more. It created an all-consuming story that I absolutely could not put down!

This flood is absolutely horrific, and the terrors just don’t stop coming as one thing after another happens. The writing was wonderful, drawing the scenes in my mind in a way that made me forget my surroundings and focus solely on the story.

I loved the addition of the River’s perspective. A river is not a character, and yet in this story, it truly was. Reading about the river’s thoughts and anger brought life to the body of water. I loved it!

The story was fascinating. In the beginning, I was intrigued by these separate characters and what they were each doing. Then, as they started to bump into one another, I was sucked into what was going on! There was only one conclusion to one character’s story that I was a bit confused by. There is a paranormal element that didn’t quite fit with the rest of the story. It was still interesting, it just felt like it didn’t flow with the rest of what was happening.

Overall, I thought this was an exciting story that kept me glued to the book. The writing was great, and the storytelling was excellent!

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend The Forger and the Thief to readers that enjoy historical fiction with a strong female character!

Where to Find This Book:

The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie is available at these sites.

Amazon ~ Goodreads

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FIVE STRANGERS IN FLORENCE, EACH WITH A DANGEROUS SECRET. AND AN APOCALYPTIC FLOOD THREATENING TO REVEAL EVERYTHING.

A wife on the run, a student searching for stolen art, a cleaner who has lined more than his pockets, a policeman whose career is almost over, and a guest who should never have received a wedding invite. Five strangers, entangled in the forger’s wicked web.

In a race against time, and desperate to save themselves and all they hold dear, will their secrets prove more treacherous than the ominous floodwaters swallowing the historic city?

Dive into a world of lies and deceit, where nothing is as it seems on the surface…

Just the Facts:

The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 324 pages
Publisher: Squabbling Sparrows Press
Pub Date: July 31, 2020

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I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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