Not for the faint-hearted, The Thief’s Tale is as rich and dark as the bitterest chocolate.
Whitney, an expert scammer, is fascinated by a rare antique at an estate sale. Unfortunately she attracts the attention of Eduardo, the Godfather-style mayor of Refuge. His brazen criminality captivates her interest, so she lays plans to muscle in on the mayor’s territory. But unknown to her, the cursed antique has plans of its own.
Lee Murray’s engaging dark tale had me wondering whether she was an antique dealer, a biologist, or a thief at heart. Each time I read this spine-prickling story, I noticed more exquisite detail subtly layered in her elegant writing.
The Thief’s Tale supports charity, and is a steal at this price. Like good chocolate, this tale will be appreciated by connoisseurs of horror.
Warning – contains coarse language and dark themes.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)