The story shows the dark underside of the art world. It is also about art history and the family secrets of those who are trying to possess the painting. Paire's own family background is a part of the story which was interesting to read about. Nobody seems to be whom they say they are which gave the novel a lot of suspense. The plot was complex with many twists and turns.
I loved this second novel by Mr. Dolan. He is a new author for me and I will be following him in the future.