For those who have been following this blog over the last few weeks, you will remember that I had to put my reading thrillers and mysteries on pause for a few days because the reality was even more far-fetched than this genre I adore (if not, you can read the post here). Still is, but the novel I paused was too good for me to delay my reading for more than 11 days.
In fact, Jason Kasper’s The Spider Heist stole my breath away, quite literally, at times. And despite the corrupt FBI director, despite some things really being too close to reality, I couldn’t wait to know what happened to Blair, Stirling, Alec, and Marco.
I don’t regret it. Not one bit. From start to finish, this novel is a hell-rising ride on heights and speed, following former FBI agent Blair Morgan, who has been taken hostage by a band of thieves on their way to commit a heist in a Los Angeles bank.
Fast-paced and realistic
What caught me from the start is how fast-paced the book goes. In other words, don’t be fooled by the number of chapters (57), for they are part of the action in a very particular way. I can count the chapters taking more than 10 minutes to read on the fingers of one hand.
Let’s face it: short chapters give a much faster pace to the action of the book, and Kasper masters it like few. The fact that almost each chapter is written from the point of view of either Blair, Stirling or Jim (all in third-person), while creating a continuance in the action, makes for that very fast pace.
On top of it, the action is extremely realistic, which helps the reader get into the book.
What I take from The Spider Heist? Nothing is as it seems and you will have surprises from start to finish. And I semi held my breath for the last 10 chapters of the book. That is how much action there was.
The second book in July
However, all good things must come to an end, even an incredibly gripping thriller. The good news is that the second book of the series, The Sky Thieves, will come out on 23 July, so I will not have to wait too long to see what happens to Blair and the gang.
My first, but not my last
The Spider Heist was my first foray into Jason Kasper’s book universe, and believe me when I say that it definitely will not be my last. I now have a whole other series to devour in the near future, on top of his upcoming release.
The good thing about his books? They are on Kindle Unlimited, like many books from my favourite indie published authors, of which I think he will be a part in the extremely near future.
For that, I have only one person to thank: K.F. Breene, who is a good friend of his and who recommended The Spider Heist to her reader group (of which I am part) last month.
A deserved five stars! ✰✰✰✰✰
My Goodreads review
The Spider Heist by Jason Kasper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Holy hell, talk about gripping!
Super fast paced, with action that will leave you glued to the pages until the end. Thank the Maker (or the author, in this case) for the last chapter allowing me to catch the breath I didn’t realise I was semi holding for 10 chapters!
Total must read!
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