Today, I bought a second-hand copy of MAESTRA by L.S. Hilton.
I heard about this book when it was published last year but I have to admit that I have not read much about it. Here is a description from Amazon UK:‘By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she’s a hostess in one of the capital’s unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She’s learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She’s learned to be a good girl. But after uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world, Judith is fired and her dreams of a better life are torn apart. So she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend that kept her chin up and back straight through every past slight. A friend that a good girl like her shouldn’t have: Rage. Fatal attraction meets The Talented Mr Ripley in this darkly decadent thriller, soon to be a major Hollywood film, that asks: Where do you go when you’ve gone too far?’
MAESTRA is the first book in a trilogy, and, incidentally, the second book, DOMINA, is released on 6 April 2017.