We’re enormously excited to announce that our first acquisition, Maestra by L.S. Hilton, has been signed up in a major Hollywood film deal.
The novel is a dark and gripping thriller, and has been described by a leading international publisher as “an erotic Talented Mr Ripley” and by a Hollywood magazine as “the hot book on the street . . . a sexy thriller with a Gone Girl vibe”.
Read on for more information – Maestra will publish in January 2016 in paperback and ebook.
Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End’s less salubrious bars – although her work there pales against her activities on nights off.
When Judith stumbles across a conspiracy at her auction house, she is fired before she can expose the fraud. In desperation, she accepts an offer from one of the bar’s clients to accompany him to the French Riviera. But when an ill-advised attempt to slip him sedatives has momentous consequences, Judith finds herself on the run.
Now alone and in danger, all Judith has to rely on is her consummate ability to fake it amongst the rich and famous – and her inside knowledge of the hugely lucrative art fraud that triggered her dismissal.
Set in the exotic palazzi and yachts of Europe’s seriously wealthy, Maestra is a shockingly original thriller. With a heroine as wickedly perceptive as Amy Dunne and as dangerous as Lisbeth Salander, this marks the beginning of a razor-sharp sequence of novels that will have readers around the world holding their breath.
is a writer and journalist who presently lives in London. You can find out more about Maestra here