To make my tries on writing a compelling book review a bit more complicated. I’ll do my best to write one today about a book I really loved.
The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
Murdered artists. Masterful forgeries. Art crime at its worst.
As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing – not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills – prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life.
It started as a favour to help her boss’ acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.
A perfect starter for a series (there are now eight books featuring Genevieve Lenard). Well described characters. Her team, her struggles to become and be a member of a team. Have already book 2 (The Braque Connection) on my TBR. If it is as compelling as number 1, I will get the rest too.
What I didn’t like:
Nothing, besides that I haven’t yet started number 2. Really, I have nothing to criticise
Would I recommend it ?
Yes, without hesitation