My Mini Thoughts

This is a story about a bank robber who tries to rob a cashless bank and then accidentally crashes an open house nearby.  This bank robber is having the worst day of his/her life.

The book started off strong for me.  I had a few laugh out loud moments at the beginning that made me happy. I chose this book as my September Book of the Month.  The interviews with the people who were at the open house were funny.  The father/son relationship between the two cops was cute at first, but that got old fast.  Then the witness interviews started to drag.   What started off strong began to slow down.  I wish I could say the story picked up for me after a while, but it didn’t.  I also feel like this book could have been shorter.  I will say there was a good twist thrown in that I didn’t see coming.

My opinion of this book is an unpopular one because a lot of people like this author and this book.  I’ve read A Man Called One, and I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it.  However, I am curious about his Beartown Series, so I will have to add this to my library loans.

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: Espiral Vinho Verde ~ A white wine

Goodreads Synopsis

This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.

As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.