I have had a love affair with Vermeer and his work for a long time now and love to read about him and his paintings, I have also found that I really like the writing of Antony Horrowitz, so , for me, this book is a merging of two things that I enjoy, so IT IS A WIN WIN FOR ME!
This was published in 2015, so has been knocking around for a couple of years, so it was high time I get my pesky mitts on it.
It is not a long book so did not take me long at all to read it, in fact, I went back to the beginning and re read it, just in case I had missed anything.
As the synopsis says, a widow inherits a painting and from what her husband told her, he thought it to be a Vermeer,after his death she struggles with money and with the help of some friends she enlists the help of a famed Art Historian Paul Goodheart. He is not known for his tact, so the story ensues.
I am not going to spoil anything for you, ( of course I wanted to splurge EVERYTHING, but I wont ) as it is such a quick enjoyable read, it would be such a shame if you did not enjoy the twists and turns, that this short story has to offer.
I will go as far to say that I gained much more enjoyment out of this than some long-winded 600 page books I have read recently!
I recommend this even if you are not into Vermeer or indeed the author, but it is a jolly nice little piece and well worth a read.
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