Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Just Watch Me

Author: Jeff Lindsay

Publisher: Dutton

Publish Date: December 3, 2019

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Series: Riley Wolfe #1

My Rating: 3/5

Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay


A masterful thief plots an impossible crime—stealing the Iranian Crown Jewels.
From the author of the wildly successful Dexter series comes a new, mesmerizing bad guy we can root for: Riley Wolfe. He’s a master thief, expert at disguise, and not averse to violence when it’s needed. It’s no accident, though, that Riley targets the wealthiest 0.1 percent and is willing to kill them when they’re in his way: he despises the degenerate and immoral rich and loves stealing their undeserved and unearned valuables.
In this series launch, Riley aims for an extraordinary target in a heist that will make history. Riley will try to steal the Crown Jewels of Iran. Yes, these jewels are worth billions, but the true attraction for grabbing them comes down to one simple fact: it can’t be done. Stealing these jewels is absolutely impossible. The collection is guarded by space-age electronics and two teams of heavily armed mercenaries. No one could even think of getting past the airtight security and hope to get away alive, let alone with even a single diamond from the Imperial Collection.
No one but Riley Wolfe. He’s always liked a challenge.
But this challenge may be more than even he can handle. Aside from the impenetrable security, Riley is also pursued by a brilliant and relentless cop who is barely a step behind him.
With the aid of his sometime ally, a beautiful woman who is a master art forger, Riley Wolfe goes for the prize that will either make him a legend—or, more likely, leave him dead.

Just Watch Me by Jeff Lindsay


Just Watch Me is the first book in a new series by Jeff Lindsay. This series features Riley Wolfe, a master thief. Riley loves a challenge, and prefers to work heists that seem impossible to pull off. In this book, Riley plans to steal the Iranian Crown Jewels.

Told using multiple points of view, this is a cat and mouse story involving a thrilling heist. Riley is charming, confident, and ruthless. He doesn’t mind taking extreme measures to get what he wants, and this makes him hard to like. That said, I enjoy books with unlikable and morally corrupt characters. Riley is a criminal who lies, cheats, steals, and kills to get his way. He has attracted the attention of FBI agent Frank Delgado, who is determined to bring Riley down.

Just Watch Me is a fun read for fans of heist novels and Lindsay’s Dexter series. Outrageous and exciting. I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Books in the Riley Wolfe series:
  1. Just Watch Me
  2. Fool Me Twice

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