Where do you go when you’ve gone too far?
By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant in a London auction house.
By night she’s a hostess in one of London’s unsavoury bars.
Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She has 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.
The Talented Mr Ripley meets Gone Girl in this darkly decadent thriller.
‘Funny and clever, entertaining and well written . . . Destined for the bestseller charts’ The Times
‘A first-class thriller . . . Read it now before the entire world does.’ Glamour
‘A rip-roaring read . . . Sharp and extremely well written’ Daily Mail
‘Brimming with scandal, intrigue and mystery, this is a book that everyone is talking about’ Heat
‘Deliciously decadent . . . a glamorous and racy adventure’ Sunday Mirror
‘Set in a world of oligarchs, Mafiosi and dodgy art dealers, it also has in Judith Rashleigh a heroine you’ll either love or loathe, at least two jaw-on-the-floor moments and sex scenes that would make Christian Grey blush’ Red magazine
‘A psychological thriller set on the French Riviera, rather like Patricia Highsmith crossed with Gone Girl, unsurprisingly, there’s a film deal in the works’ Harpers Bazaar – ’10 Best Books for 2016′
‘This is already being compared to The Girl On The Train and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in terms of addictability’ Glamour, ’11 Female Authored Reads for 2016′
‘One for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey’ Grazia – ‘Best of New Books’
‘An unpredictable London auction house assistant turned high-class escort slips effortlessly into the world of the glamorous and wealthy, crossing international borders and leaving destruction in her wake.’ The Wall Street Journal, “5 Killer Books for 2016”
“A deliciously Highsmithian thriller. . . . As Judith assumes and sheds identities as effortlessly as her Louboutins during a twisty series of increasingly treacherous escapades, Hilton artfully conjures a glossy world where just about everything—and everyone—has its price.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
‘Glamorous, edgy, decadent (like rich but somewhat bitter dark chocolate), erotic, and irresistible. Maestra is a gift for readers who delight in vengeful female protagonists.’ Booklist (starred review)
‘It’s big’ Library Journal
‘Maestra is riveting, with a dominant character who is brilliant, sly, deadly, and entirely in control of her life. The book is unpredictable and multifaceted. Judith is one of the most memorable females in recent fiction; she is a marvelous character, perfect for film.’ —Amy Pascal, Columbia/Tri-Star Producer
‘Utterly unputdownable, a shocking and sexy psychological thriller’ Popsugar