This is the first book I’ve ever read where it made total sense for the main character to go off on a tangent. In fact, it was downright hysterical. He couldn’t help himself. Ali Reed is a con-artist who has hyperthymesia. He remembers everything, and I do mean everything, from his entire life. He hears a date, or sees something random and his mind goes back to all the events in his life that relate, exactly when they happened, in detail. Annoying, sometimes, but a handy brain abnormality for Ali who’s used to running solo on minor hit-n-run scams—until he runs into another con-artist who thinks he would be perfect to help rob a bank. And that’s when the fun begins.
This book is fast paced, with the murder mystery twists and turns of Agatha Christie’s, Mousetrap combined with the con conning the con of the movie The Sting. Just when you thought you knew what was going to happen—it doesn’t—and we’re chased down a new alley alongside the characters with mobsters in quick pursuit. It’s funny, intense, suspenseful and an all around excellent read.