Steve Clark reviews Domina by L.S. Hilton
In Maestra we met Judith Rashleigh, a beautiful young woman who had overcome a tough childhood, a drunken mother, long gone father, dead sister, and the embarrassment of living on the dole. She managed to graduate from college with an art history degree and had secured what appeared to be a good job at an art gallery in London, although it pays very little, she seems to be advancing in life. In her spare time Judith frequents sex clubs. No kidding.
Judith discovered that a prominent landscape in the collection is a fake and that her boss is attempting to foist it off for an incredible sum of money. The supervisor figures out that Judith knows and fires her. Then Judith steals the painting and decides to sell it herself. To make ends meet and get out of the country she “escorts” an older man to the French Riviera. After he dies she moves on to Italy and makes arrangements under a fake name to sell the stolen, but worthless painting. One night in Rome the young woman we thought of as adventurous and sexy, turns killer. This was such a shocking twist that it made Maestra totally riveting.