This book is not a major crime story, but then it isn't a usual chick lit book either. There is romance - quite a bit really, Amber and Fergus and Sapphire with the police man Jack. There is plenty of laughter and fun in the book and I must admit I had solved the who dunnit really quite early on but it did not ruin my enjoyment of the story. The crime is two robberies, and the subsequent police investigation, however the main bulk of the story is the Jewel sisters and their planning of how they would carry out a robbery and following the crime, how to dispose of the jewels and the subsequent trip to meet the buyer.
Carmen Reid's style of writing is another which is easy to read and flows really well. The story focuses on the three sisters and I loved the camaraderie between them, even during the 'robbery' the sisters ensure each other are ok and get to safety. The ending was lovely, all happy ever after, however I am not sure how realistic it actually was.
I would recommend this book as a great read for the winter nights ahead - it would suit lovers of chick lit more than crime lovers.
Thank you to the publishers, Corgi, for sending me the book to review.