I’ve been hearing magnificent things about Still Lives by Maria Hummel and am delighted that a copy is on my TBR awaiting reading. I am thrilled to be part of the launch celebrations for this Rees Witherspoon selected book club read and have a super extract from Still Lives to share with you today.
Published by Quercus on 1st November 2018, Still Lives is available for purchase through the links here.
Kim Lord’s face looked back at me, disguised in paint and the features of a murdered woman.
Revered artist Kim Lord is about to unveil her most shocking show yet: Still Lives, a series of self-portraits in which she impersonates the female victims of America’s most famous homicides, from Nicole Brown Simpson to the Black Dahlia.
As celebrities and rich patrons pour into L.A.’s Rocque Museum for the opening night, the attendees wait eagerly for Kim’s arrival. All except Maggie Richter, museum editor and ex-girlfriend of Greg Shaw Ferguson, Kim’s new boyfriend. But Kim never shows up to her party and the crowd’s impatience slowly turns to unease.
When Greg is arrested on suspicion of murder, it seems that life is imitating art. Has Kim suffered the same fate as the women in her paintings? As Maggie is drawn into an investigation of her own, she uncovers dark and deadly truths that will change her life forever…
An Extract from Still Lives
You can read a smashing extract from Still Lives here – Still Lives Extract (1).
About Maria Hummel
Maria Hummel is a novelist, poet, and essayist, and the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Pushcart Prize, and Bread Loaf Fellowship. She lives in Vermont.
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