- Title: The Gem Thief
- Author: Sian Ann Bessey
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Genre: Mystery/Suspense
- Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (November 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524407739
***I recieved a review copy in exchange for an honest review***
Some Things Aren't Always What They Seem...
Gracie Miller is a small-town girl who has landed her dream job in New York City. As jewelry designer for one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world, she completed a particularly stunning piece, a custom setting for a large pink diamond. But when her billionaire client Mrs. Katsaros comes to repair a minor issue with the setting, Gracie is horrified to realize it is not the ring she created. Someone has forged her design, and the priceless diamond is gone.
Mrs. Katsaros has no desire to bring media attention to the jewelry heist, so she recruits her nephew, Quinn, and his FBI agent friend, Steve, to do some sleuthing off the record. When they discover that the missing ring is just one of many forgeries in the widow's collection, they look to Gracie for help. They need her to act the part of Quinn's fiancée. From the lights of New York to the shimmering islands of the Mediterranean, Gracie is swept into a thrilling hunt. But amid the search for the elusive thief, she and Quinn find themselves increasingly distracted by their growing feelings for each other. What neither realizes is how close the danger lies and how serious the vendetta is—because, apparently, it is worth killing for.
I loved "The Gem Thief"! This was a busy week for me being a teacher and having Parent Teacher Conferences.I didn't have time to read it earlier, so I picked up the book this morning and finished it in a few hours. Honestly, I couldn't put it down. It has so many wonderful elements that I loved. Of course it has an exciting mystery, an exotic setting on a fancy cruise ship touring Italy and Greece, endearing characters including main characters Quinn, Gracie, and Aunt Dorcas, and of course a slow burning romance that was icing on the cake of this fantastic novel.
I have really liked Author Sian Ann Bessey's other books I've read, but this one is now my favorite. Also, the cover art is gorgeous! It fits the novel perfectly. The only thing I didn't like is when the book ended. I wanted so much more with the characters I grew to love. I almost wish that there could be another novel with all of the same characters. It's not often that I like the characters so much that I feel I'll miss them when the story is over.
I highly recommend this 5 Star book to readers that love a great mystery mixed with a nice romance and fantastic characters. This one is a true winner!