Maestra by L.S. Hilton

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5 Critic Reviews

It’s certainly a more intelligent read than Fifty Shades, and deliberately devoid of sentiment, though this ultimately does the book a disservice. Judith is venal, ambitious and self-serving, which does not make for a nuanced character. She would be more interesting in future if we were to discover that she cares about something...
-Guardian

Synopsis

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This year's most erotic novel . . . Bound to be the It beach book of the summer." —New York Post

"[A] shopathon travelogue thriller that has billionaires, art world scheming and a sociopathic heroine who can unfasten belt buckles with her tongue." —The New York Times

Judith Rashleigh has worked hard to make something of herself. A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, she's well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved--the darker desires she indulges on nights off are her own little secret. But when Judith uncovers a dangerous heist, her carefully created life is shattered and soon she's on the run. Armed just with 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.

A pulse-pounding, sexy thriller and 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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About L.S. Hilton

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L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford she studied art history in Paris and Florence. She has worked as a journalist, art critic and broadcaster and is presently based in London.
Author Residence: London
Author Hometown: London Author Image 1
 
Published April 19, 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 312 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Maestra
All: 5 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 4

Kirkus

Below average
on Feb 03 2016

Billed as erotic suspense, this is not a book for suspense fans; it's more a portrait of a sociopathic woman with a voracious appetite for sexual adventure.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Feb 29 2016

Hilton (Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince as Lisa Hilton) artfully conjures a glossy world where just about everything—and everyone—has its price.

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NY Times

Below average
Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Apr 13 2016

...the hot stuff grows repetitive very quickly. And it begins to feel obligatory. Excitable as Judith is, she has a limited imagination, and she vents it at regularly timed intervals. By the time “Maestra” reaches its suspenseful conclusion — three little words, “to be continued” — she seems to be running out of positions.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Stephanie Merritt on Mar 28 2016

It’s certainly a more intelligent read than Fifty Shades, and deliberately devoid of sentiment, though this ultimately does the book a disservice. Judith is venal, ambitious and self-serving, which does not make for a nuanced character. She would be more interesting in future if we were to discover that she cares about something...

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NPR

Above average
Reviewed by Bethanne Patrick on Apr 23 2016

Hilton has put just enough on the intriguing side of her scales that many readers will keep following Judith's adventures. The real maestra of this novel isn't its main character, but its author.

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