This book got my attention just from the summary on the back cover and kept it all the way until the end.
The writing was incredibly detailed and descriptive, but done correctly in that it built the characters and the aura of certain locations just enough to suck the reader in. The book’s pace remained quick and exciting, never skipping over important information or dropping in intrigue, and I found every page a compelling new adventure, whether in the descriptive style or the action.
It really does have a little bit of everything – history, art, romance, action, mob bosses, heists, and supernatural elements delving into artistic talent and reincarnation. The chapters revolving around the main character’s fraud trial were the first I’ve read in any book that kept my attention, built the suspense, and entertained as though I was really in the courtroom – without confusing legal jargon that may have served no purpose to this well-constructed work of fiction.
A little birdie told me the sequel, Forst’s second novel, will be released shortly, and I honestly can’t wait to grab myself a copy!