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?
"A psychological thriller reminiscent of The Talented Mr. Ripley except that here Tom Ripley is the unreliable narrator Judith Rashleigh, a woman with a penchant for art, fashion and--let’s just call it what it is--X-rated sex. At first Judith seems to be an ambitious working class girl trying to rise above her shabby roots and gain entry into the upper echelon of the art world and society, a world she knows she belongs in but can’t quite touch. And that is where things begin, but when Judith is wronged, instead of falling apart she becomes someone new--a dangerous chameleon who’s calculating ways gain entry to the glamorous life. Maestra challenges what you think you know about the characters and action right up until the very end in this smart, morally tangled, and very promising beginning to a new trilogy."
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (April 19, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399184260
- ISBN-13: 978-0399184260