The high-end art world makes a glittering backdrop for Bradford’s latest saga with a strong female protagonist making her mark on the world. This is a story of passion that can’t be denied and a betrayal of trust which is the kind Bradford does best. Add in some jet-setting and plenty of romance and intrigue and you have another winner from this master.

Annette Remmington is a London art consultant riding high on the success of her first big auction. Her controlling husband Marius insists she agree to an interview to capitalize on her sudden fame and chooses Jack Chalmers, a hotshot young journalist, to write a profile piece on his wife. Jack and Annette soon form a bond that could be dangerous for everyone around them as they grapple with secrets past and present, personal and professional. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 432 pp., $27.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Carter