Danielle never goes by her real name. She and her mom are always on the move, targeting a town, getting the job done, and moving on. They always have aliases which they shed the moment they leave a town. Danielle has never gone to school or made a friend, it’s just her and her mom, the thief. Her dad used to be around until he was sent to prison.
Danielle is always an accomplice, she never does the actual stealing. As you might expect, Dani is a completely likable character-it’s her mother is portrayed as the immoral floozie who thinks it is ok to teach her daughter to target old wealthy homes and steal the family the silver. Dani longs for a stable life, but she relies on her mom. In the latest town they visit Danielle does two unthinkable things-she befriends a local and she begins a flirtation? developing very close friendship? with, of all things, a cop.
I have really liked all of Scott’s novels and this one is no exception. I really enjoyed the story, Dani, and Greg. Dani is in pretty much a lose lose situation and yet there is an optimism to the novel. Interestingly the one thing that I kept coming back to was what a bad mother her mom is for having raised her daughter to know no other life, leaving her uneducated, unable to develop normal relationships, and reliant on thievery.