The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten Mckenzie – Book Review

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Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten Mckenzie. An unusual book for me to read, but one I thoroughly enjoyed once I got into it.

The Forger and the Thief blog tour

Book Description


wife on the run, a student searching for stolen art, a cleaner who has lined more than his pockets, a policeman whose career is almost over, and a guest who should never have received a wedding invite. Five strangers, entangled in the forger’s wicked web, amidst Florence’s devastating flood of November 1966.

In a race against time, and desperate to save themselves and all they hold dear, will their secrets prove more treacherous than the ominous floodwaters swallowing the historic city?

Dive into a world of lies and deceit, where nothing is as it seems on the surface…

What I Thought

A completely new type of book for me to read. First impressions – what an eye-catching cover that drew me in! The Forger and the Thief is beautifully written. You are pulled in to the characters, what makes them tick, their fears, and who they actually are. Not all are likable. Each character has their own chapter, so it seems like a few short stories all woven into a dark twisty novel where death, greed, and secrets are rife. There is an element of fact thrown into this book, with the great 1966 flood in Florence. But that is where real life ends. The author has a vivid magical imagination, her words flow elegantly and you won’t be able to put it down.

Author Bio

A full time author, Kirsten is a former customs officer and antiques dealer, and who has also dabbled in film and television.

Her historical time-slip series – The Old Curiosity Shop Series, has been described as ‘Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions’, and ‘Antiques Roadshow gone viral’.

Kirsten released her bestselling gothic horror novel Painted in 2017, with her medical thriller – Doctor Perry, following in 2018.

Her latest thriller – The Forger and the Thief, is set in 1966 Florence, Italy, amidst the devastating floods. Kirsten lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, two rescue cats.

Where To Buy

You can buy The Resistance Girl from *Amazon and start reading it within a few minutes on your *Kindle.

Blog Tour

Here are the other blogs on the tour for The Forger and the Thief. You can check out their reviews and content. Read what they think!

The Forger and the Thief blog tour

You can check out my book case of past reviews here.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

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7 thoughts on “The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten Mckenzie – Book Review

  1. I like the fact each character has its own chapter, like you say, sounds like lots of little stories that all link up. Sound likes a good read.

  2. I love the sound of this one. I have a real fascination with art theft and forgery stories, for some bizarre reason! I’m definitely adding this to my ‘to read’ list

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