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. Not since Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley has there been so piercing a portrait of someone on the outside, looking in. Meet femme fatale Judith Rashleigh. She’s a woman who knows what she wants—and exactly how to get it. A smooth confidence woman with a talent for self-invention, she’s seen inside the invisible club of the debonair and wealthy, and she knows where she belongs. Maestra is a glamorous, ferocious debut psychological thriller and the beginning of a razor-sharp trilogy.