Confidence Girl: The Letty Dobesh Chronicles
CONFIDENCE GIRL comprises three interlinked novellas, which together create a stunning, novel-length portrait of Blake Crouch’s all-time favorite creation, Letty Dobesh. # THE PAIN OF OTHERS - Letty Dobesh, a gorgeous, degenerate thief, is fresh out of the clink and back to her old tricks—in this case, burglarizing suites at a luxury hotel in Asheville, North Carolina. But when she’s surprised by returning guests on her last room of the day, she’s forced to hide in the closet to avoid getting caught, and inadvertently overhears a hitman being contracted to murder the wife of a wealthy lawyer. # SUNSET KEY - Letty Dobesh is coming off a bender and hasn’t had a job in months when she gets a very enticing offer. John Fitch, the ultrawealthy CEO of a major energy company, has recently been convicted of securities fraud. In four days he must report to a federal prison, where he will almost certainly spend the rest of his life. Fitch wants a female companion for his last night of freedom. But Letty is no high-priced call girl, and this gig isn’t about sex. The plan is to steal an original Van Gogh from Fitch’s island retreat. A petty thief by trade, Letty has never had a shot at this kind of payout. It’s certainly dangerous, but the money will set her up for life and allow her to regain custody of her young son. Besides, it’s stealing from a very bad guy. If all goes well, she’ll be on Easy Street but in Letty’s life, all seldom goes well. # GRAB - Letty Dobesh: thief, junkie, pick-pocket, felon. But now, for the first time in ages, she’s also clean and sober, just out of rehab, and on a cross-country trip to reunite with her estranged little boy. Enter psychotic mercenary Isaiah Brown with a proposal that scratches at her oldest itch, something Letty has dreamed of all her life—the ultimate Vegas score. An ingenious plan to take down a casino that might actually work. All that’s standing between Letty and an inconceivable pile of money is the pick-pocket of a lifetime. One risky, impossible grab. Pull it off, and retire. But mess things up, and Letty Dobesh will lose everything she holds dear, including her life.
gun down, you’ll do one of two things. Shoot me straightaway and bury me on this island. Or take me out into some deep water. Dispose of me there.” “I can certainly understand you thinking the worst. All things considered.” “So then how can you honestly believe I’d ever put this gun down with you still breathing?” “Because when you think it through, you’ll see there’s no other way. Maybe I’m lying. You’ve got three rounds left in that Taurus. You’d kill me. No doubt. If you got really lucky,
that’s standing between Letty and an inconceivable pile of money is the pick-pocket of a lifetime. One risky, impossible grab. Pull it off, and retire. But mess things up, and Letty Dobesh will lose everything she holds dear, including her life. CONTENTS About Confidence Girl An Introduction to Confidence Girl I - The Pain of Others II - Sunset Key III - Grab About the Author Blake Crouch’s Full Catalog Copyright AN INTRODUCTION TO CONFIDENCE GIRL I’ve written a lot of
seemed like combustion would’ve been a certainty if there was anything green in sight. The restaurant sent a limo. Riding down the boulevard, Letty was struck with the feeling that it wasn’t just Christian’s last meal, but maybe hers as well. Something about the golden quality of the late light. A sadness, a finality to it. She stared out the tinted window and thought about her son. # # # They went all-in on a sixteen course tasting menu. It was like eating in a library—hushed and
your hands. That grab you did in the Wynn casino was in the top three I’ve ever seen.” “You were there?” “I was everywhere. You’re an unpolished diamond, Letty.” “Is that supposed to be a compliment?” “Coming from me? Yes. You’ve got more raw talent than I’ve ever seen crammed into one person. But you’re self-destructive.” “I’m fighting it. I’ll always be fighting it. You know that.” “You’re good now,” he said, “but I could make you great.” The road stretched on for miles—a straight shot
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