EXCLUSIVE: Here is a first peek at the U.S. cover art for L.S. Hilton’s Maestra, which hits bookshelves in the U.S. on April 19 through G.P. Putnam’s Sons, the Penguin Publishing Group imprint. This is the novel that’s expected to be the next big lit sensation, following in the footsteps of Gone Girl and Girl On The Train. The movie rights were snapped up by TriStar president Hannah Minghella and producer Amy Pascal just as the title was establishing itself as the runaway hit of the London Book Fair last spring.
They set Erin Cressida Wilson to adapt Maestra, after the Secretary scribe completed writing the Tate Taylor-directed Girl On The Train. Foreign publishing rights for the novel have been sold in over 30 territories.
The novel revolves around femme fatale Judith Rashleigh, and the world is high art and art forgery. According to the publisher’s description, Rashleigh is “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. She’s sexy, smart and very, very bad in all the best ways.”
Here’s a bigger look:
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