Book review – The Burglar by Thomas Perry

Caidyn's review (1)

The Burglar

I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

1/5 – DNF at 23%

After reading the amazingΒ An Anonymous Girl, I knew that any thriller that came after it would have a tough act to follow. And, this one was, sadly, the book that followed. I made it 23% into the book and I couldn’t care about it.

Elle is a burglar and she wants you to believe that she’sΒ amazing at it. But, she stumbles into a house and finds three dead people. And then she finds a camera that’s still running and she’s been seen on it. So she has to take it.

Then, she nearly gets caught a few times along the way.

I mean, it felt like the Mary Sue of all Mary Sues. “Look at me! I’m amazing at what I do!” And then goes and fucks it all up. In a way, I could tell that this book was written by a man. Some men can capture female characters perfectly, however that’s not the case in this book.

There was also this huge cast of characters besides Elle, but none of them were introduced well, so I was left scratching my head about their importance and exactly why I was learning about them. There didn’t seem to be any point and they were there because it was convenient for the book to place them there, something that I’m not a big fan of.

In short, for me, it fell very flat. I think that this book will have amazing reviews and will be a great airport read, but it paled in comparison to other thrillers that I’ve read.


Talk to me!
Is this book on your TBR? Have you read it?
What’s a thriller that really disappointed you?

2 thoughts on “Book review – The Burglar by Thomas Perry

  1. Pingback: Book Tag: The Versatile Blogger Award, Take 2 – Here's the Fucking Twist

  2. Pingback: December Wrap-up – BW Reviews

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s