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Maestra
by L. S. Hilton


Overview - THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE 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.
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Overview
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
THE 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?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399184260
  • ISBN-10: 0399184260
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 320


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Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

The talents of Judith Rashleigh, the sardonic narrator of Hilton’s deliciously Highsmithian thriller, the first of a trilogy, are clearly underutilized as an assistant at a top London art auction house and as a hostess at a seedy nightclub where she moonlights. But a mark she hooks at the club—middle-aged, married, and morbidly obese James—proves to be her ticket to the Riviera. With the aid of a femme fatale facility that surprises even herself, she enters a dangerous beau monde of possibility seemingly as limitless as the view of the Mediterranean from the billionaire’s yacht onto which she wangles her way. That is, if she can stay one step ahead of the law. As Judith assumes and sheds identities as effortlessly as her Louboutins during a twisty series of increasingly treacherous escapades (several X-rated), Hilton (Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince as Lisa Hilton) artfully conjures a glossy world where just about everything—and everyone—has its price. Optioned by Sony Pictures, this hot title has already sold rights in more than 25 countries. Agent: Toby Mundy, TMA Creative Management (U.K.). (Apr.)

 
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