Book Review: Other People's Things
Jailbird. Klepto. Spectacular failure to launch. Nicole Wood’s sticky fingers have earned her many names, but it’s not that she’s stealing—some objects just need to be moved elsewhere, and the universe has chosen her to do it. Still, being a relocator of objects isn’t easy. With her marriage on the rocks, no real-world skills, and the threat of prison hanging over her head, Nicole is determined to change her ways.
Things seem to be looking up, thanks to a godsent job with her sister’s housecleaning business—until she encounters a seemingly harmless paperback that insists on moving from one client’s home to another’s. Nicole hopes no one will notice, but the action stirs up long-hidden secrets and triggers a series of fateful events that threatens to destroy the life she’s creating and hurt those closest to her. She’ll need to embrace her unwieldy gift and take a chance on love in order to unravel the mystery and fix what’s gone wrong.
I have to admit that this book had some good twists in it. I was going into it thinking one way and then it flips and I am like "what just happened". From that point I was really hooked.
The way that Nicole dealt with her kleptomania was interesting. She did not steal items for the sake of keeping them but she took the items and "relocated" them. The reason Nicole relocated the items is because they do not belong in the original destination. So when Nicole relocates her latest item at a client's house, it sets off a chain of events that Nicole can not stop.
This was a very fast read for me. I read it in two days. The first half of the story was good but the second half was a bit better. This is where the twist happened at the half way point and the intensity went up as well. I will be checking out more books by this author. Other People's Things by Kerry Anne King is not to be missed.