Jules Roth is a young, smart, ambitious journalist. Through sheer determination, she gets assigned to work on an investigative piece for a leading Chicago newspaper that involves a valuable work of art that had been confiscated by the Nazis and has not been seen for more than seventy-five years. There is finally hope of finding Woman On Fire, the famous work by legendary Expressionist artist Ernst Engel, when the son of Hitler’s notorious art thief, is found murdered. It is believed that many long-lost masterpieces, including Woman On Fire, were being hidden in his home. It was expected that the long-hidden artwork would soon re-surface on illegal channels to be sold to unscrupulous buyers.
In addition to Ellis Baum, the famous shoe designer, who seeks to recover the painting of his mother, art gallery owner Margaux de Laurent also believes that she is its rightful owner. Author Lisa Barr has created a captivating adventure which is a suspenseful mystery thriller, historical fiction, romance, art history and more. This fast-paced book takes place across the globe and the tension level remains high throughout. Reserve yourself a few reading days as you will not want to put this book down. You’ll enjoy rooting for Jules, who is a bit of a renegade, and you’ll equally enjoy hating Margaux, one of the most despicable characters to come along. All the stars for this wonderful book which is being adapted into a film by Sharon Stone!
Many thanks to Harper Perennial, HarperCollins and NetGalley for the opportunity to read Woman On Fire in advance of its release.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.
Contemporary & Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller.
Publication Date: March 1, 2022.
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