Finally, a peak into the mind of the much adored, desired, loved...Caleb. The Opportunist has us pining for Caleb through the eyes of Olivia, Dirty Red showed how obsessed Leah was of him. And now, in Thief, we can finally see how his brain works.I have to say, while reading Dirty Red I lost a little love for Caleb. I could not fathom why he put up with Leah, how he could ever have liked her, let alone married her or procreated with her...*shudders*. So going into Thief there was a little apprehension on my part. I wasn't sure if I was going to come out of liking him.I did. I actually kind of liked him a lot. He attempts to be a decent guy, even if he doesn't always succeed. At times, those attempts make it all too easy for him to be manipulated. I think that is what I struggled with the most in terms of Caleb. He so easily sees through some of the ploys but is completely blind sided by others. Regardless...Thief was all of the things I missed in Dirty Red. It came back to Caleb and Olivia. Yes, there are still obstacles, plenty of them, but at the root - Thief is Caleb and Olivia's love story. It's not an easy one, it is painful and volatile and at times not so easy to read. But Thief has a realism about it, it's human and flawed. It shows that people do the most stupid, most cruel and most irrational things when the heart takes over for the mind. It also shows that love can withstand all of that and that maybe it is better for it.Fisher writes in such a way that you can't help but fall into the minds of her characters. You feel so much of what they are going through. I think I learned some things about love and life right alongside Caleb.