Woman on Fire: A Novel

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When Jules Roth pushes her way into journalist Dan Mansfield’s office to demand he hires her, she wants nothing more than to learn from him. When she joins his investigative team, she embarks on a journey to recover a famous lost painting and uncover the truth in Lisa Barr’s latest novel Woman on Fire.

Jules is no stranger to tough people and even tougher stories. As a high school reporter, she helped break one of the biggest stories in Chicago history. But this new story reaches more people, has more history, and requires more secrecy than ever before. Ellis Baum, a leading fashion icon, is searching for Woman on Fire, a painting that hasn’t been seen for eighty years. He is older and ill and wants to see it one last time before he dies. What Dan and Jules uncover isn’t just a Nazi-era cover-up and art heist but a present-day string of murders tied to one of the most famous gallery owners in the world, Margaux de Laurent.

In this gripping page-turner with ties to history and gorgeous descriptions of the world of high fashion and art, Lisa Barr presents a narrative as mysterious and surprising as the woman in the painting itself. Woman on Fire is an absolute gem.


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Author Lisa Barr
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Publish Date 01-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780063040885
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Issue March 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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