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Author: Hilton, L.S.

Edition: 1st

Number Of Pages: 320

Release Date: 19-04-2016

Details: Product Description THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF KILLING EVETHE BEST OF SKIMM READS 2016“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? Review 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. --Seira Wilson Review “A radical heroine. She deploys a uniquely female arsenal...weaponizing femininity...It’s hard not to feel vicariously empowered by a woman unapologetically in pursuit. Let’s call her the Sheryl Sandberg of sociopaths, leaning in to the hilt.” — O, The Oprah Magazine   “One of this year’s most talked-about novels. . . . More mayhem, more art—and certainly more sex—lie ahead for insatiable Judith.” — The Washington Post    “This year's most erotic novel. . . . Unapologetic, confident and quite the sociopath, protagonist Judith Rashleigh is no Anastasia Steele.” — New York Post   “[A] shopathon travelogue thriller that has billionaires, art world scheming, and a sociopathic heroine who can unfasten belt buckles with her teeth.” — The New York Times “An unpredictable London auction-house assistant turned high-class escort slips effortlessly into the world of the glamorous and wealthy, crossing international borders and leaving destruction in her wake.” — The Wall Street Journal   “The European art world mixes with an underground world (hint: sex parties). This thriller is like  The Talented Mr. Ripley meets  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Warning: it’s VNSFW. That V is for very.”  —The Skimm  “[J]ubilantly mordant...A twenty-first-century femme fatale as lethal as Tom Ripley and as seductive as Bacall.” - Vogue   “Ever since Gillian Flynn dominated the book club circuit (and the big screen) with her psychological thriller  Gone Girl, everyone's been waiting for the next mystery to sink their teeth into. [ Maestra] is it..”— InStyle “A taut, meaty thriller . . . Judith Rashleigh’s single-minded and self-centered quest for wealth and acceptance could well be the most compelling since Patrick Bateman’s.” —Chicago Review of Books “As readable as any crime thriller, but also clearly belongs in the literary tradition of  Moll Flanders and  Vanity Fair.”— Sunday Times (UK) “Meet Judith, an art-house assistant who’ll make you root for the bad girl once you  really get to know her.”— Marie Claire “Thank the book gods that L. S. Hilton’s  Maestra is only the first installme

EAN: 9780399184260

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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