The buzz around this book is incredible. It has been sold into so many countries around the world I have lost count. In the tradition of Fifty Shades, Gone Girl, and Girl on a Train, Maestra by L.S. Hilton has all the hallmarks of a bestseller.
You’ll be seeing people reading this on planes, trains, buses, down at the beach, in parks – wherever people have a minute to sneak in another chapter. The one copy we had was passed from hand to hand. It seems everyone at Booktopia wants their chance to read it.
I read Maestra over two nights. I just had to read on. And as the pages turned the story changed dramatically, accelerating, deepening, and becoming more complex, filthier and more irresistible. The heroine, Judith Rashleigh, is a dark horse. That’s all I’m going to say. I don’t want to ruin it for you. But prepare to be shocked.
With sex, fashion, the Mediterranean in summer, fine art, the super wealthy and the exquisitely devious, Maestra is the perfect guilty read…
(L.S. Hilton is actually softly spoken, bestselling historian and novelist, Lisa Hilton. You may have seen her in recent documentaries Versailles: Dream of a King and Mistresses. Well, when Lisa handed Maestra to her agent, she refused to take it, saying the novel was ‘disgusting’. I think Lisa will have the last laugh, though. Maestra will be published worldwide and Sony Pictures plans to turn it into a film.)
About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au.