The Heist Artist is basically a thriller based book by Vish Damija. And I must say, it was one of my top mystery-thriller read this year.
The storyline is damn unique and focusses mainly on the Robbery of the very famous painting by Van Gogh by the 'Heist'. I am an fine arts enthusist, so this book was my niche.
With astounding and spellbinding narration with the point of view of the thief grabs the attention of the reader, whilst keeping glued to the book till it ends. The priority of fisrt person narration rather than third, gives the book an edge over other thrillers.
About the plot, it was pretty decent. But the charm of the book lost in the predictability of what is going to happen next. I mean, because of that the story felt un-interesting sometimes.
Overall, character development was superb and was really upto the mark !
The resemblence of the plot with the real world is what felt the most unique part of the book! This made the bokk shine aprt from other thrillers.
The writing style is gripping and lucid. The story flows woith great ease and effortlessly!
Suspense was well hidden till the appropriate time and secret unfolding schedule was appreciable!
Along with the predictable plot, the unnecessary details which felt dragging sort of decreased the suspense because of diversion to them.
Apart from that, everything was alright and this book really made me fall in love with this author's work. Will be picking up his other titles soon!