Black Heart by Holly Black is the last book in the Curse Workers series. If you have read White Cat, and Red Glove, you know what to expect with Black Heart: curse workers, the mob, a catastrophic love, and an ending you won’t see coming.
Cassel Sharpe has the ability to transform objects and people with only the touch of an ungloved hand. This ability makes both the Feds and the Mob interested in him. But who can be trusted when the Feds want him to use his power to hurt someone? Who REALLY are the bad guys here?
Meanwhile, he happens to be in love with a Mob bosses daughter, and to make it worse, her father has Cassel’s mother as prisoner! His mother had stolen an irreplaceable diamond years ago, and as luck would have it, it has been misplaced…
When everything is upside down, and there is no one he can trust, Cassel has to pull off the biggest con of his life, and quickly before times runs out.
“Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet holes and mouths made of knives. They are always restless. They are always hungry. They are bad news. They will drink you down like a shot of whisky. Falling in love with them is like falling down a flight of stairs. What no one told me, with all those warnings, is that even after you’ve fallen, even after you know how painful it is, you’d still get in line to do it again.”
― Holly Black, Black Heart