Full of globe-hopping intrigue, forged masterpieces, and a love that spans lifetimes, The Fine Art of Deception trilogy will have fans of the Parallel series, To Catch a Thief, and B.A. Shapiroswooning.
My uncanny ability to reveal an object’s secrets with one touch makes me a great art appraiser, but it hasn’t helped me find my father, who disappeared on a business trip decades ago. I can read people, too, and believe me, everyone’s hiding something.
Especially Blake Greenwood, a dealer I just met and can’t read at all. His brilliant blue eyes pierce me in an eerie way that feels familiar, like the man I’ve been dreaming about for as long as I can remember. Like we knew each other in a previous life, a life that started a perilous cycle.
When my special skills land me in the middle of a dangerous art forgery scheme, I have to go along with it to find my dad. But can I trust the intense connection I feel with Blake, or is he nothing but trouble?
Art is supposed to transport you, but in The Fine Art of Deception series, some paintings can lead to a totally different place and time…
I thought my life of intrigue was over, my happy-ever-after taking shape. I’ve been reunited with my soulmate Blake, and the man behind an art forgery ring has been arrested. All that’s left is for us to testify against Otto—and find my missing father and grandfather. They’re still alive after twenty years, I can feel it.
When Otto is released on a technicality, everyone I love is in danger again. He’s hunted me through past lives, using his power and wiles to get whatever he desires. I see through his game now, but he knows my weakness.
Otto promises to return my family if I help him find the paintings stolen from the Gardner Museum, one of the biggest art thefts in American history. I don’t trust him to keep his end of the deal, but I don’t have another choice. He’s my best lead to track down where dad and grandpa are—and more importantly, when they are.
When time periods collide in the final installment of The Fine Art of Deception saga, it’s possible that you really can’t go home again…
The 1920s are an era of post-war enthusiasm, where hope for better times and economic growth thrive. It’s the peak of art and artists, jazz—and gangsters. I should have known that’s where Otto sent my father and grandfather. And I’m sure he’s behind a string of forgeries that started this whole devious plot. Now I have to find him without blowing my cover and altering the present.
Despite that, I’m falling in love with the ’20s; I just wish that Blake was with me. Running into him in his past life isn’t making it easy to “leave no trace.” To make it worse, Blake’s mother has gone missing, too. I’ve heard that she’s in Paris, but is Otto with her or still in New York?
To put an end to this, we have to catch Otto for good and get everyone home. But the problem is how to get back to the present. And do I even want to return?
“I felt like I was standing right in the middle of a Movie Set of something between Pierce Brosnan’s “The Thomas Crown Affair” or Sean Connery’s “Entrapment”. I was sucked into the story from the beginning and I could not stop reading. It was such an interesting mix between the paranormal and crime elements that kept me reading and wondering what might happen next.”—Jeri’s Book Attic
“The plot is unique in a way that you will keep thinking of its awesomeness for a long time after finishing this book. There were so many positives in the book that kept me awake with my Kindle at night, in spite of my recently sleep-deprived life. This book has exceeded my expectations in every way. You should definitely read it, if suspense or the paranormal genre suits you.”—Books are Magic