For me, although this was not an un-put-downable read through which I struggled the first half, but the second half seemed to find its gyro and took off like a rocket. Set in Brisbane, Australia, it is the story of a Melbourne Cup Day bank robbery.
It is very original with several surprises.
There are three POVs:
- The Gang; how they got together and why; with the desperate bank employee gang-leader who needs a certain sum of money to give his wife the expensive operation that she needs, and the disparate crew who agree to do the job with him. Their reasons for going along with him are not always all that convincing.
- The Family: whose kids, playing nearby overhear the gang’s plans, tell their at first disbelieving father and his girlfriend, and record further meetings and finally inform the police. Well, sort of inform the police…
- The Cops; who set the trap to catch the Gang. Sort of.
Pretty straight forward, you would think. Worse than that, it is also probably doomed to failure. For the Gang, that is.
Except, of course, it is not as simple as it looks, and therein lies the… Don’t let me spoil it. Double Take, not only an excellent title, but turns out to be a good finisher on Cup Day, after all.
I love the cover, too.
Thanks to Kendall Talbot for the Instafreebie download. For what it’s worth, this review is in appreciation.