Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr is a fast-action, suspenseful thriller taking you back to the past, the world of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. While in the present two teams race against each other to locate the missing art, both believing they are the rightful owner.
Jules Roth is a journalist. She has her heart set on working for well-known investigative journalist Dan Mansfield. Impetuously she turns up at his office and barges in to present her case as to why he should employ her.
Impressed by her initiative and determination he gives her a job.
His close friend Ellis has asked for a favour and Jules is given an unusual assignment. She is to locate the last painting painted by Ernst Engel, “Woman on Fire”. The painting had been stolen by the Nazis during the war.
Jules meets Ellis and his grandson Adam and on understanding the importance and history connected to the family, she is determined to locate the painting and write the story.
Margaux de Laurent, the heir to her family’s millions, is also searching for “Woman on Fire”. The painting was briefly in her grandfather’s possession.
Now with the family galleries struggling, bills not paid and her reputation crashing, she is desperate to acquire the painting.
Margaux will do anything. Her resources are not conventional, she has a hacker, the dark web and if murder is needed to get what she wants, so be it!
Who will get to the painting first and who will survive?
Wow, what a story! It is one you can’t put down! Twists and turns galore, secrets and lies, a touch of romance, a journey into history and the world of art, plus a cast of strong characters all make this book an excellent read.
It is no surprise that Sharon Stone has optioned this book for a film.
Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Welbeck for the opportunity to read this book.
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