Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Penny Thief by Christophe Paul

The Penny Thief
by Christophe Paul

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Published: 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genre: France, Mystery, Thriller
Paperback: 388 pages
Rating: 4

What if someone was robbing a bank cent by cent without anyone realizing it ...

With the charm of the streets of Paris and the suspense of the best Hollywood thriller, a novel dedicated to anyone who has ever suffered the arrogance, greed and injustice of the financial system.

An exciting overview from Montmartre to La Défense, the ultra-modern business district with their office skyscrapers.

Henri Pichon is a quiet and sharp programmer whose daily routine is altered by a fortuitous accident which will change his fate and the one of those all around him.

A different police novel: a story of love, hate, greed, murder ... and a refreshing touch of black humor.

How far are you willing to go for money?


Zombie sighting:
Morgane entered her house, closed the door, went to the living room like a zombie and collapsed on the divan, demolished.
-chapter 70, kindle

My two-bits:

Set in one of my favorite places in the world, Paris, this thriller is sure to please with its references and trivia about local landmarks that are not just your usual Eiffel Tower and Louvre.

Told from different character viewpoints, it was interesting to step into the shoes of each. None of the characters were really likable to me. However, they were portrayed well and moved the story along effectively.

Nice proportions of mild action and thriller content combined with mind games and romance.

I would love to see this made into a film.


* review copy courtesy of publisher

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge

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