INSM Book Reviews

The Stakes, Ben Sanders : Book Review

The Stakes - Ben Sanders
Published: 2018-02
An NYPD robbery detective uses his insider knowledge to rob criminals. The dazzling new stand-alone thriller from the bestselling author of American Blood and Marshall's Law.

Whilst Ben Sanders has written 4 books previous to this, this is the first book from this author that I have read.  Whilst I generally prefer books that aren’t so action focussed, I do sometimes enjoy the more Lee Child or Harlan Coben action infused crime novels, and I will readily agree that this book kept me entertained from the get go.


The Stakes is a fast paced, suspenseful novel that keeps you reading from page 1.  I felt some of the twists were predictable, however, this did not stop me reading as fast as I could, and I’m happy to recommend this book to anyone who loves a good crime book with plenty of action.  Definitely pleased to be reading a Kiwi author! 🙂


I wish to thank Allen & Unwin for providing me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.