Review: “The Muse” by Jessie Burton

Check out this review of the book, The Muse, by Jessie Burton from Christoph Fischer’s blog


The Muse | [Jessie Burton]
  • The Muse
  • byJessie Burton
  • Narrated byCathy Tyson
  • I really enjoyed the first part of the story as we follow a young black woman in London making professional progress and some intriguing discovery at the art gallery where she works; all the while falling for a white man who has a painting of interest and a fascinating personal story with a mystery.
    The sense of time and the portrayal of racial relations were remarkably well set up while fitfully only serving as background to the mystery plot.The other part of the story is set in the 1930s in Spain, linked to the present by this special painting. I probably have read / listened to too many stories with a ‘clever’ narrative that switches back and forth between timelines and separate strands of the story, and found myself mildly bored and annoyed with this. I wonder if the story…

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