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Posted: June 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: review | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Among Thieves had a good review in the July 2009 issue of The Word magazine. Although I’m not sure about writing about a ‘world she clearly knows’. I’ve never been to Albania.

The Word - July 2009

The Word – July 2009

It’s Ghost Town-era Coventry. The students fear the locals, who loathe them right back. Only in matters narcotic do their worlds overlap. Among Thieves follows two upper-crusties who get in over their dreadlocked heads, kicking off a desperate hunt for easy money that takes them from Spain to India and back. Told via three separate first person narratives, it rattles along wonderfully…. Packer writes crisply about a world she clearly knows. Like any good thriller it’s all about voyage, not destination. This one’s worth travelling on.

Steve Yates

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