The Muse

Great review. I like reviews that aren’t afraid to be critical! I’m reading The Muse at the moment and so far I am really enjoying it but will wait to see if I am left ‘underwhelmed’ by the end like Rebecca.

What Rebecca's Read

The Muse
by Jessie Burton

Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Picador
Pages: 447


Summary:

A picture hides a thousand words . . .

On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn’t know she had, she remains a mystery – no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery.

The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer…

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