Today is publication day for THIEF by Owen Mullen. This is book 4 in the Glass Family series and a gripping read. I am pleased to share my review of this brilliant book.
Thief by Owen Mullen
It takes a thief to catch a thief…
Charley Glass arrived in her family’s lives like the hurricane she’d escaped. But she hadn’t run far enough: the ruthless Giordano family are on her tail and want two things – her life, and the return of the property she stole from them. No matter how many bodies stack up.
After years of longing, Charley finally has the family she’s always wanted, but now she’s going to have to tell them the real reason she came looking them. There is only one way she’s going to stay alive, and that is to employ the muscle of the notorious Glass Family.
The head of the family, Luke, has become embroiled in a dangerous political plot and isn’t sure they’re strong enough to take on one of New Orleans’ biggest crime gangs. But he’d put his life on the line to protect the empire they’ve built – even if they’ll have to take on an enemy hurting enough to cross an ocean for revenge.
Page-turning, gritty, and utterly compelling, Thief is Owen Mullen’s best book yet. Perfect for fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Mandasue Heller.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is book 4 in the brilliant Glass Family series and would work perfectly stand alone but you will enjoy it more if you read the series in sequence.
Things seem to be ticking along very well for the Glass Family, Nina is running Glass Houses and Charley is running LBC like a well oiled machine leaving Luke to keep an eye on everything else. However, unbeknown to Luke all is not well with his sisters. Nina is on a very slippery downward slope due to her drug habit and Charley’s past is about to come back to haunt her. With a gangster family from overseas joining forces with Bishop this could get very messy and very dangerous for everyone.
I love how Charley takes a bigger role in this story and we learn about her past and see the strong, perfect lady fall to pieces. The fall from grace is very steady and Charley is drowning in the guilt that she has brought all this trouble to the family she has only recently found.
Nina lost the love of her life in the last book and has turned to drugs to help her cope but the dependence is out of control. Can she keep the habit from her siblings? No chance!
So Luke is up against it with his sisters bringing all kinds of problems to his doorstep but to Luke family is everything: Team Glass. He will fight the world to keep his family safe and with the evil Giordano family in town he may have to do just that.
This is an absolutely gripping page turner. I absolutely love this series. It is dark but realistic and a very intriguing read. It is different to read books from the perspective of the dark underworld we try to ignore, but it is there. I do wonder how near real life this series is. Closer than we would like I fear.
A brilliant read well worth the 5 stars. Thank you very much to Boldwood Books and Owen for the advance digital copy. This is my unbiased review.