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Viennese Waltz

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Dance with the Devil if you must, but be sure you call the tune.
Alex Brightsmith’s debut novel is an intriguing introduction to the girl currently calling herself Kathryn Blake.
Kate is a flamboyant traceuse, a nerveless pickpocket, an unrivalled cat-burglar . . . Kate is whatever she needs to be; what better place to meet her than Vienna, that city of a thousand faces? If
Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Published August 2012 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Kevin Hammond
Jan 16, 2015 Kevin Hammond rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I didn't really mean to read this right away. There were other books, and all I wanted was a quick glance at the first few pages to see what it was like. Then I read it, couldn't put it down, all the way to the end.
This book is surprising. If you can follow it perfectly then you would have done a better job than I did. it felt like there was something being kept just out of reach. As if the story was being told in a very unusual off handed manner, and I wasn't exactly sure that I w
K.S. Marsden
Kate has her mission: to maintain her character as a stylish young woman by day; and to be a stealthy thief by night. She doesn't care what she is being sent to steal, she only enjoys flying through the shadows.

I picked up a paperback copy of Viennese Waltz, and got to meet the author at the UK Indie Lit Fest back in July, which was pretty awesome.

Kate has a lot of characters that she plays, to suits the needs of the moment: a high-maintenance, shallow lady, a flirt, or the quiet girl in the bac
Alex Brightsmith
Dec 20, 2015 Alex Brightsmith marked it as alex  ·  (Review from the author)
I can do this? Really? Well, okay, but if I were the best person to review this book it would have a better cover blurb.

Depending who you choose to believe, this book is either an enjoyable enough romp, perfect to pass away a long train journey, or a beautifully written intrigue to be savoured at your leisure. I refuse to comment.

I can tell you that what you get is a thriller written by a girl who has always been in love with words and was brought up to believe she could do anything her brother
Michael Wombat
Oct 28, 2012 Michael Wombat rated it it was amazing
Here's what I said on Amazon:

"She was, only and always, Kate - that short, honest blade of a name that suited her so well that she had adopted it". What could be better than a carefully-plotted tale that twists your emotions, and features strong capable women, intrigue, exotic locations, supremely well drawn characters and fine prose. You can't go wrong with this book.

What I might add is that I took my time reading this book because, like the finest of single-malts, the words and sentence struct
Jul 30, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this. I liked the characters, they were sympathetic and well rounded. It took me a while to work out what was happening & it left me wanting to know more about the back story and what will happen next. I found it very visual. I could clearly see the scenes in my mind's eye, if it should ever be turned into a screenplay I'm sure I would worry that the locations & characters would be different to the way I visualised them. I suspect there will be more to come about Kate ...more
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Oct 17, 2013 Rs Davies rated it it was amazing
Would highly recomend it to any one
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Alex Brightsmith was born and raised in Bedfordshire and defies anyone who was not to point it out on a map. Bedfordshire has been claimed (or rejected) by at least five bordering regions, and its lasting legacies have been a resistance to categorisation and a fondness for sprouts.*

Alex reads indiscriminately and loves, as a bare sampling, Charteris, Chandler, Chesterton, Christie & la Carre.
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