September 13, 2016
Paire Anjou moved to New York to become someone else. She moved in with a popular artist boyfriend and started art school. One day, standing in front of the gallery her boyfriend was showing in, a man stares in the front window at another artist on display in the gallery. It is the last known Qi painting; an ancient empress stares at the viewer. It is compelling. The man stares, enraptured, as he stabs himself in the chest.
The painting is an object of obsession, and the center of the book’s drama. People kill for it, die for it. Paire grows and changes, with the painting as catalyst. A fascinating drama, with an interesting and compelling cast of characters. An enjoyable fall read.
JL Jamieson is a strange book nerd who writes technical documents by day, and book news, reviews, and other assorted opinions for you by night. She is working on her own fiction, and spends time making jewelry to sell at local conventions, as well as stalking the social media accounts of all your favorite writers.