Maestra

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 478 ratings

Maestra Publisher's Summary

With the cunning of Gone Girl's Amy Dunne, and as dangerous as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander, the femme fatale of this Talented Mr. Ripley-esque psychological thriller is sexy, smart, and very, very bad in all the best ways.

By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house.

By night, she's a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off.

To get what she wants

Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's transformed her accent and taught herself about wine and the correct use of a dessert fork, not to mention the art of discretion. She's learned to be a good girl. But when Judith is fired for uncovering a dark secret at the heart of the art world - and her honest efforts at a better life are destroyed - she turns to a long-neglected friend. A friend who kept her chin up and back straight through every slight: rage.

She will cross every line

Feeling reckless, she accompanies one of the champagne bar's biggest clients to the French Riviera, only to find herself alone again after a fatal accident. Tired of striving and the slow crawl to the top, Judith has a realization: If you need to turn yourself into someone else, loneliness is a good place to start. And she's been lonely a long time.

Maestra is a glamorous, ferocious thriller and the beginning of a razor-sharp trilogy that introduces the darkly irresistible Judith Rashleigh, a femme fatale for the ages whose vulnerability and ruthlessness will keep you guessing until the last minute.

©2016 L. S. Hilton (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Maestra

    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 379

    By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house. By night, she's a hostess at one of the capital's notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's transformed her accent and taught herself about wine and the correct use of a dessert fork, not to mention the art of discretion. She's learned to be a good girl.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weird doesn’t even begin to cover it…

    • By Olivia on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Maestra

    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sex. Murder. Shoes. A shockingly original and darkly decadent thriller. By day Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a London auction house. By night she's a hostess in one of the capital's unsavoury bars. Desperate to make something of herself, Judith knows she has to play the game. She's learned to dress, speak and act in the interests of men. She's trying 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Addictive

    • By Vytjie Molefe on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $37.30

  • Book 2

    • Domina

    • Maestra, Book 2
    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    She thought her troubles were over...they're only just getting started. Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living a life of luxury amidst the splendour of Venice, she's just starting to grow comfortable. Which is when her past catches up with her. Someone knows what Judith's done. Facing blackmail, Judith can save herself only by finding a priceless picture - unfortunately one she's convinced doesn't exist. And she isn't the only one seeking it.

    • Maestra, Book 2
    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-17
    • 1 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $36.14

    • Domina

    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Since opening her own art gallery in Venice, Judith Rashleigh - now Elisabeth Teerlinc - can finally stop running. She's got the paycheck, lifestyle, and wardrobe she always dreamed of, not to mention the interest of a Russian billionaire. But when a chance encounter in Ibiza leads to a corpse that is, for once, not her own doing, she finds her life is back on the line - and she's more alone than ever. It seems Judith's become involved with more than just one stolen painting, and there is someone else willing to kill for what's theirs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • hastily written, thin story, no show just tell

    • By Sapere Aude on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 3

    • Ultima

    • By: L. S. Hilton
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Glamorous international art-dealer Elizabeth Teerlinc knows a thing or two about fakes. After all, she is one herself. Her real identity, Judith Rashleigh, is buried under a layer of lies. Not to mention the corpses of the men foolish enough to get in her way. But now, caught in the murderous crossfire between a Russian Mafia boss and a corrupt Italian police detective, Judith is forced to create an even more daring work of art - a fake masterpiece she must take to the world-famous auction house where she used to be a lowly assistant and sell for $150 million.

    Regular price: $38.17