THE BLUE BATH
(May 2016, St. Martin's Press)
Kat Lind, an American expatriate returning to London following the death of her mother, attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls. She discovers that the artist, Daniel Blake, has continued to paint her throughout the twenty years since their affair. In her grief and with her husband and young son away, Kat is seduced by her erstwhile reflection and is drawn back into the sins and solace of her past.
When the portraits catch the attention of the public, threatening to reveal not only her identity, but all that lies beyond the edges of the canvases, Kat comes face to face with the true price of their beauty and with all that she now stands to lose.
Life and art bleed together as the story moves between the rarefied London art world and the nascent days of a love affair in a dusty Paris studio, and Daniel and Kat's lives spin out of control leading to a conclusion that is anything but inevitable.