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Publisher's Summary

With the cunning of Gone Girl's Amy Dunne, and as dangerous as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander, the femme fatale of this Talented Mr. Ripley-esque psychological thriller is sexy, smart, and very, very bad in all the best ways.
By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house.
By night, she's a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off.
To get what she wants
Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's transformed her accent and taught herself about wine and the correct use of a dessert fork, not to mention the art of discretion. She's learned to be a good girl. But when Judith is fired for uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world - and her honest efforts at a better life are destroyed - she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend who kept her chin up and back straight through every slight: rage.
She will cross every line
Feeling reckless, she accompanies one of the champagne bar's biggest clients to the French Riviera, only to find herself alone again after a fatal accident. Tired of striving and the slow crawl to the top, Judith has a realization: If you need to turn yourself into someone else, loneliness is a good place to start. And she's been lonely a long time.
Maestra is a glamorous, ferocious thriller and the beginning of a razor-sharp trilogy that introduces the darkly irresistible Judith Rashleigh, a femme fatale for the ages whose vulnerability and ruthlessness will keep you guessing until the last minute.
©2016 L. S. Hilton (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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3 out of 5 stars
By Olivia on 06-28-16

Weird doesn’t even begin to cover it…

This book was beyond weird, but I found it to be fairly entertaining. The author has a dry sense of humor that can be pretty hilarious at times. I liked hearing about Judith's luxury travels throughout Europe, as well as her experiences in espionage. However, I definitely could have done without the crude sex scenes which were quite gross in my opinion.

The character Judith reminded me a bit of Walt from the TV series Breaking Bad, in the sense that they both start off as seemingly normal, benign people who through a series of circumstances find themselves engaging in criminal behavior and indulging in their previously latent psychopathic proclivities.

Emilia Fox had the perfect voice for Judith - young, sophisticated, and edgy. She made the audiobook easy to listen to.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie on 05-13-16

Mixed Bag

This was a really fast read. I found the main character of the sociopathic anti-heroine to be rather clever and interesting. However, while I found the overall story and main character oddly compelling, I would have enjoyed it much more minus the graphic and, I felt, rather unpleasant sex scenes. I give this a mixed review because the story was interesting enough to stand on its own without the many vivid descriptions of pointless and empty sex. The narrator did a great job.

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