Book Review: ‘Woman On Fire: A Novel’ By Lisa Barr

by | Feb 20, 2022 | Books | 0 comments

Jules Roth is an investigative reporter and wants nothing more than to work for Dan Mansfield. She barges into his office asking for a job and happens to be there when a big story breaks and she shows what she can do. He hires her on the spot. Then he gets a call from an old friend named Ellis Baum, a famous shoe designer. He wants Dan’s helps in finding a painting of his late mother, last seen in 1939, titled Woman On Fire. Ellis was a child survivor of the Holocaust and this painting means the world to him. It’s one of thousands of paintings taken by the Nazi’s and never seen again. Jules, Dan and Ellis’s grandson Adam are all on the hunt for it, as is Margaux de Laurent, a well-known and ruthless deadly woman in the art world. She wants it for herself and feels she owns it because of her grandfather and will do whatever it takes to have it. The story goes back and forth between today and the past when the painting was made and what happened to it during the time of the German invastion. Lives will be lost and just who will out play who, makes this a thrilling novel to read. It starts off strong and never lets up. You won’t be able to put it down.

You can pick up Woman On Fire in stores on Tuesday, March 1st from Harper Paperbacks.