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Maestra (Hardcover)

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    Staff Reviews

    Fifty Shades of Grey meets American Psycho with the allure of a classic Ian Fleming jaunt across Europe in this compelling novel from L.S. Hilton. Her first murder is an accident, the cover-up less so, and corporate espionage & selling forged paintings to Italian gangsters just gets easier from there for Judith—er Lauren. Come for the compelling discussion of Artemisia Gentileschi—the best of the caravaggisti—stay for the anonymous orgies. (Ashanti)

    — From Ashanti




    "One of this year's most talked about novels." --The Washington Post

    "A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall." --Vogue

    A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, Judith Rashleigh is well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved--keeping the darker desires she indulges on nights off as her own little secret. But when Judith uncovers a dangerous heist, her life is shattered and she's forced to run. Armed with just her wits and a talent for self-invention, she makes her way from the French Riviera to Geneva, Rome, and the nightclubs of Paris, determined to take back what is rightfully hers.

    The beginning of a darkly irresistible trilogy, Maestra follows the rise of Judith, a woman whose vulnerability and ruthlessness have left readers worldwide begging to know: where do you go when you've gone too far?

    About the Author

    L. S. Hilton is the author of the New York Times and internally bestselling novel Maestra and Domina. She grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris, and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she studied art history in Paris and Florence. Hilton has worked as a journalist, art critic, and broadcaster, and is presently based in London.

    Praise For…

    Don t underestimate Judith Rashleigh. With her life and everything she s worked for at stake, "Maestra" s fierce, unforgettable anti-heroine crafts a brilliant and dangerous scheme that she will go to shocking lengths to pull off. An edgy, decadent thriller that delivers shocking twists. Laura McHugh, award-winning author of "The Weight of Blood" "Maestra "features a feisty, morally complex and sharp heroine who may appeal to fans of Stieg Larsson s"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and Gillian Flynn s "Gone Girl." "The New York Times" "Maestra "is riveting, with a dominant character who is brilliant, sly, deadly, and entirely in control of her life. The book is unpredictable and multifaceted. Judith is one of the most memorable females in recent fiction; she is a marvelous character, perfect for film. Amy Pascal, Columbia Pictures producer"
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780399184260
    ISBN-10: 0399184260
    Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    Publication Date: April 19th, 2016
    Pages: 320
    Language: English