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The Pineville Heist

by Lee Chambers

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Goodreads Synopsis: The Pineville Heist is a #1 Bestselling Amazon Thriller. Seventeen year old Aaron Stevens stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn't take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.

My Review: An awesome read. I got this book originally from a goodreads giveaway, and just got around to reading it, and I definitely should have read it sooner. It was a good book, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Everything was exciting, the characters were fun to learn about, and the story really just jumped out at me. Definitely check it out if you have a chance. (': Thanks!

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  aurora.schnarr | Jun 13, 2014 |
A great story that captures the feel of nascar racing, plus captures the reader's interest, whether a fan or not. The intricate story as the author is known for, bringing the reader into a place that they may, or may not, have ever visited. Lots of mystery and a conclusion that ties all the threads together. One of the most capable mystery writers on this decade. ( )
  Don.Young | Jan 7, 2014 |
Aaron Stevens is the less than happy son of town magnate Derek and let’s just say it isn’t like ‘The Waltons’ in the Stevens household. When $5 million is stolen from the Pineville Bank, Aaron wants to recover the money. While his friends dream of fantastic cars, elaborate lifestyles etc, Aaron wants to do the right thing and return the money to its rightful owners: the town and - despite their turbulent relationship - his father.

Easier said than done though because first Aaron has to actually retrieve the money and with armed robbers running around looking to kill off those blocking their getaway this is a school day that Aaron will never forget.

The Pineville Heist was adapted from a screenplay and it does have all the elements of a great madcap comedy. There’s some enjoyable tongue in cheek humour throughout the book, which moves at a fast pace but with a steady rhythm. The characters are larger than life, almost like caricatures but not quite.

When I was reading The Pineville Heist, the thing that kept springing to my mind was ‘Scooby Doo meets Fargo’. It’s a good, fun, fast read that’s bound to make you smile and, best of all, it’s not without a twist a two to keep you guessing all the way to the end!

Please note, I received this book as a review copy from the author. All opinions are my own. ( )
  donnambr | Jan 12, 2013 |
A book full of action packed fast paced scenes. Running, fighting and near death moments that made this novel an super fast read.



When a large amount of money is stolen, Aaron takes it upon himself to find the money and get it to the rightful owner. But in his escape he is tracked down by some very dangerous men. He is able to get his teacher Amanda trapped in the school with the gunman as well. And loses some friends along the way.

The story takes many several twists as Aaron beings to learn things about his father, the family business and what that large amount of money is going to be used for. There were twists and one big wow moment that definitely makes this screen-worthy. It's going to make an awesome movie! ( )
  Krista23 | Jan 2, 2013 |
The Pineville Heist is Lee Chamber's debut novel and it is one fun little YA thriller. Aaron is the son of the richest man in town who happens to own the mill, the life-blood of Pineville. Rumour around town has it he is closing the mill. Aaron and his two friends Mike and Steve decide to skip school and stumble upon the aftermath of a bank robbery and witness a murder. When their presence is discovered, the boys scatter. Aaron grabs half the loot and runs to his high school hoping to find help. But the phone lines are out and the only one there is his teacher, Amanda. Soon, the two are trapped inside with one of the robbers who will stop at nothing to retrieve the money and do away with any witnesses.

As I read The Pineville Heist, two things kept popping into my mind. First, this novel reminded me of some of Lois Duncan's stories from the '80s: non-stop action, twists and turns that could rival even the great Agatha Christie, and a story just made to be read in one sitting. Second, it would make a great screenplay. Turns out, I was bang on about the second - at the end of the book, author Lee Chambers says that this novel was based on a screenplay he had written and which is being made into a movie. If the movie is half as exciting as the novel, it should be one heck of a summer blockbuster because The Pineville Heist is one heck of a wild ride. ( )
  lostinalibrary | Nov 30, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0986494313, Paperback)

Twilight star Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) has signed onto play Aaron Stevens in the movie version of this #1 Bestselling Thriller. 

NEWS:
 Sign Post Pictures in Canada has optioned the award-winning Pineville Heist screenplay and is in the financing stages for a 2013 date with the cameras.

THE STORY: Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn't take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence. 

The Pineville Heist is based on the screenplay by Todd Gordon & Lee Chambers. Script consultants included a (former) Senior VP of Production at Universal Pictures and the author of the Screenwriter's Bible.

Sample Reviews:

"The Pineville Heist screenplay is incredibly suspenseful and a really fun ride"

Diane Nabatoff, Producer of 'Narc'

"The Pineville Heist is an action packed thriller that will appeal to the young adult readers and older readers too!"

Nancy Famolari, Kindle Reader

"Better than the Hunger Games!"

Taylor Holbrook, 16 year old reader

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:18 -0400)

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