12 May 2017

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Blog Tour Book Review / Rocks Beat Paper by Mike Knowles

A phone call brought Wilson and nine other men to a job in New York. At first, he couldn’t see a way to make the heist work, but the score — millions of dollars in diamonds — kept him looking. Wilson came up with a plan he knew would work . . . until the inside man got killed and took the job with him.

With no way inside, the crew walks away without the diamonds. Alone, Wilson is free to execute the job his way. Wilson sets a con in motion that should run as predictably as a trail of dominoes — except the con doesn’t rely on inanimate tiles, it relies on people.

Wilson pushes all of the pieces across the board only to find out that there are other players making their own moves against him. Everyone is playing to win and no one is willing to walk away because the job is about more than money, the job is about diamonds. And in this game, rocks beat paper every time.

Published:     16th May 2017
Publisher:  ECW Press
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 6, Wilson Mystery
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


What I liked about this story...   I don't normally read stories about heists but I liked the sound of this one.  To me it seemed like there was more to the story than what meets the eye and I was right!  There were quite a few twists and turns in this story which kept me on my toes that's for sure!  For me, it didn't matter that this book was book 6 in the series because it was definitely a story that can be read as a stand-alone, separate from the rest of the series.  That said, I will be picking up the first books in the series when I can get my hands on them.  What I also liked was the somewhat comedic at times interaction between the characters in this heist.  At times they are serious and focusing on the job at hand but at other times they seem to like having friendly digs at each other, which I found very amusing! 
What I didn't like about this story...  Although I did enjoy this book very much I would have loved to have read more about the heist and the story when the characters were out and about.  There was a lot of discussion  and preparation meeting  type dialogue at the beginning which did add to the story but I would have loved to have learned more about character backgrounds and what they were doing on the 'job'.  That said, this may be something I might pick up in the first books in the series that I have missed.