A young journalist embroiled in an international art scandal centred around a Nazi-looted masterpiece, forcing the ultimate showdown between passion and possession, lovers and liars, history and truth.
After talking her way into a job, rising young journalist Jules Roth is given an unusual assignment: locate a painting stolen by the Nazis more than 75 years earlier. The painting? None other than legendary artist Ernst Engel's most famous work, Woman on Fire. World-renowned shoe designer Ellis Baum wants this portrait of a mysterious woman for deeply personal reasons, but Jules doesn't have much time; the famous designer is dying.
Meanwhile, in Europe, provocative and powerful Margaux de Laurent also searches for the painting. Heir to her art collector family's millions, Margaux is a cunning gallerist who gets everything she wants. The only thing standing in her way is Jules. Yet Jules has resources of her own, including Adam Baum, Ellis's grandson. A recovering addict and artist in his own right, Adam was once in Margaux's clutches, and he'll do anything to help Jules locate the painting before Margaux.
A thrilling tale of secrets, love, and sacrifice, Woman on Fire tells the story of a remarkable woman and an exquisite work of art that burns bright, moving through hands, hearts, and history.
PRAISE FOR WOMAN ON FIRE:
'Part-thriller, part-historical fiction, this book will have you gripping the pages until the very end' Buzzfeed
'Addictively propulsive and laced with rapid-fire twists and turns, this sizzling tale crackles with tension' Kristin Harmel
'Thick with history, scandal, romance and deceit... A truly compulsive read' Mary Kubica
'An exuberant thriller laced with sex, art, and history' Alyson Richman
'Had me on the edge of my seat' Fiona Davis