Domina (Maestra #2)
|Author:||L. S. Hilton|
Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she's finally enjoying the life she killed for.But someone knows what Judith's done.Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting - unfortunately, one that she's convinced doesn't even exist.And she's not the only one seeking it.This time, Judith isn't in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined.And if she doesn't win, she dies.
The sequel to last year's love-it-or-loathe-it bestseller, Maestra, Domina sees the return of the murderous yet mesmerising Judith Rashleigh. Reinventing herself as Elizabeth Teerlinc, Judith has her own exclusive art gallery in Venice but soon finds herself being blackmailed. There's still plenty of serious lifestyle porn, actual porn and murder but the glimpses into Judith's formative years and the loss of her precious, hard-won control means that Domina packs a powerful emotional punch. * Red Magazine * Like a ritzy 50 Shades meets The Da Vinci Code. It's got sex, shopping, a few Old Masters and plenty of murder - what more could you want? * Independent.ie * Like its predecessor, Domina is fantastically good fun - sharp, sexy and intelligent. This has a cleverly-crafted plot driving the action, a heroine you can't help falling for and, as an enjoyable escapist fiction, this is something of a masterpiece. * Sunday Mirror * I thoroughly enjoyed this second book in the Judith Rashleigh trilogy and, regardless of today's deadline for this review, I just couldn't put it down. The continual twists and turns of the plot often caught me unaware and usually just when I thought I'd guessed what happens next - a feeling I'm sure was mirrored in Judith's character! I'm hopeful that I won't be waiting too long for the eventual conclusion of this series, and I've not forgotten the whispers of a film adaptation in the not too distant future! * Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys * Judith is strong, intelligent and sure of herself. She might have had a very rough childhood but she isn't letting it define her or make her a victim in any way whatsoever. It is that surety of what she does, the understanding and not caring, her ambition and striving for better which makes her such a fantastic and intriguing character. * The Stuart Review * The author does have a great writing style, the book is intelligent, nattily observed, well researched and L S Hilton can certainly pull together an imaginative story. Judith is a flawed character - empowering to some, hated by others... * Trip Fiction * Trailblazer L S Hilton's latest follow-up to the bestseller Maestra. Domina is even more dangerous, shocking and provocative than its predecessor: it luxuriates audaciously in all the things we loved so much about Maestra: the sophistication of the art world, the lush designer garments, the wickedness and raw sexual energy of the main heroine are pushed here even further. A book that begs to be devoured in one sitting! * Reader's Digest * It's unputdownable...it's so good I rationed myself while keeping it from my greedy wife, so as to discipline her severely...I want the next LS Hilton with an aching selfish yearning I do not feel for the Man Booker list. Her social observations are nearly as neat as Tom Wolfe's and her descriptions of sex very much better. In fact Domina contains one of the most fabulously dirty passages I've ever read. If that's not a stirring recommendation, I don't know what is. * The Amorist * There are chic locales (Venice, St Moritz, Paris), nuzzling hanky-panky and more double-crosses than the church of San Zan Degola as seen by a drunk Russian. Freed from the humiliation of part one, Judith is a colder, less sympathetic proposition, but intriguing nevertheless. * South China Morning Post * it is SO good...If you're not familiar with the title, it is the sequel the L.S Hilton's 2016 novel 'Maestra'. I can only describe it as Gone Girl meets Girl on the Train with a dash of Fifty Shades, but so well written....relatable, educational, thrilling and exciting. If you love art too, this book is for you. * Memoirs Musings * I loved this book, it was as addictive as the first and packed with suspense...this second instalment also flicked to Judith's childhood, building the complexity and depth of the main character allowing the reader to fully understand how she has become the strong and independent woman she is today. * Chloe Douglas Blog * Domina is a first class thriller packed with action, glamour, and excitement. It is sexy, full of character, heart-racing chases and moments that make you hold your breath. It's a novel to really dig your teeth into. * Live Ribble Valley * A pulse-quickening thriller, the summer must-read from the new mistress of mystery * Porter Magazine * 50 Shades is ludicrous trash, but the Maestra series is sheer, sinful pleasures perfection! Enjoy. * QX Magazine * if you want to have a bit of fun and delve into a world of sex, murder and Russian oligarchs, Domina will satiate that * The Pool *
L.S. Hilton grew up in England and has lived in Key West, New York City, Paris and Milan. After graduating from Oxford, she studied art history in Paris and Florence. She has worked as a journalist, art critic and broadcaster, and is presently based in London.