Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review # 59: The Pineville Heist by Lee Chambers

      Aaron Stevens is a wealthy teen who has a very rocky relationship with his money/ business-oriented father. But business hasn't been great lately, so the Mill that his family owns may be shut down, forcing people out of jobs and killing the town's livelihood. Suffice to say, people aren't exactly happy about it. So when Aaron hears about a $5 million robbery at the local bank, he decides to find the culprits and get it back, not for him, but for the town. Unfortunately, after Aaron and his friends find the money, they become the targets of dangerous crooks who will stop at nothing, (even murder), to get the money back. 
     I haven't enjoyed a teen read this much since high-school! This book is a fast-paced, action-packed, thrill ride that will have the reader glued to the pages. I honestly couldn't put it down the first day I got it because I never hit a dull point that I wanted to stop at. This book has well-developed characters, a tight-knit plot that kept me guessing, believable dialogue, comedic interludes, blood, guts, dead bodies, gunfights, and it flows pretty well. The only problems I had were with the drastic, and sometimes unnoticed, point of view changes. There are many characters, so keeping tabs on who is thinking or speaking is important, section dividers may have helped. I didn't realize that it was originally a screenplay until after I read it, but I think it would make a great movie! Overall, I was very impressed with Lee Chambers first novel, and I recommend it to teens and adults who enjoy action, violence, and an unlikely hero who has to grow up to save the day.

Rating: On the Run (4.5/5)

*** I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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