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Sunday, October 16th, 3:00 pm


Location: Brentwood

225 26th Street, Suite #33

Santa Monica CA 90402


Friday, October 21st, 7:00 pm

Book Passage

Location: Corte Madera

51 Tamal Vista Blvd.

Corte Madera, CA


Sunday, October 23rd, 3:30 pm


Location: Oakland

5433 College Avenue

Oakland, CA 94618





"When Nathan, an American artist, meets Anaïs in Paris, he knows he’s found the muse that will give his overlooked paintings emotional power. Anaïs is a dynamo, uninhibited and confident, and Nathan is amazed when she invites him to paint her at her family’s country estate. Days into their idyllic (and erotic) retreat, they are joined by Anaïs’ parents, Jean Luc and Sophie. Nathan quickly finds himself ensnared in Jean Luc and Sophie’s sexual manipulations when he’s pressured to paint Sophie behind Anaïs’ back. Betrayal piles upon betrayal as the paintings awaken Jean Luc’s jealousy, and the visceral, competitive tension between Anaïs and Sophie creates a paranoid undercurrent that erupts in violence. It’s not all seething atmosphere, though; Ollestad weaves in an art-smuggling angle that provides a twisty, action filled conclusion. A unique, atmospheric literary thriller with a strong sense of place that will have appeal for fans of both Scandinavian crime fiction and psychological thrillers."

- Booklist


“...finely wrought; Ollestad builds a delicate tension between the characters, exposing their raw desire and exploring the concept of artistic inspiration... the seeds of discord are expertly sown... A quietly tense and absorbing read"

- Kirkus Review



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