Review: The Crown Heist

Art and Camille head to London to find her estranged father, and soon find themselves embroiled in a heist involving a long-dead monarch.

No matter how dangerous his adventures have been, Art has always been able to count on his best friend, Camille. Now that Camille is meeting her estranged father, Art wants to be there for her—which means going to London. 

But Camille’s history professor father, renowned for expertise in British legend, is missing. When they visit his apartment, Art and Camille find a long-missing object that suggests the professor could be in trouble and solving a mystery related to London’s history. 

The third book of this series takes Art and Camille to London to meet Camille’s estranged father. Only, when they get there, he’s gone and the duo finds themselves wrapped up in another art mystery to save not only Camille’s father, but themselves. Just like the previous two books, the pacing is quick and makes you want to keep going… so much that I read this in one day. 

As always, I love the friendship between Art and Camille. They’re so cute with how they look out for each other, not just physically when they’re in danger, but emotionally as well. Art especially in this book is concerned for Camille because it’s the first time she’s meeting her father, and since he never showed up to the airport, Art is afraid that she’ll be hurt. And, of course, when they realize that her father is being forced by a criminal to find a lost royal artifact, Art worries about Camille’s safety and how far she’ll go to help and protect her father. 

What I like about this novel compared to the others is that one, it’s set in London, and two, Camille gets her chance to shine in solving the mystery. Typically, Art is the one who figures out the clues and solves the mystery that is going on since he’s well-versed in the world of art (I know the author did that on purpose). However, this time, Camille is determined to solve the mystery of the missing crown, partly because her father is involved, and also because she wants to prove to herself that she can.

Just like the other two books, Art and Camille find that they’re up against a criminal who will not hesitate to injure them (or worse) in order to get what they want. The stakes actually seemed a little higher in this one, because Camille’s father has Camille and her mother’s safety held over his head in order to find the missing crown. Again, this was quick-paced and I didn’t want to put the book down. I’m hoping there will be more to this series, as I’ve loved each one so far.

If you haven’t checked out the Lost Art Mysteries by Deron Hicks, I highly encourage you to do so.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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