Critics Praise Author’s Novel of Art, Intrigue and Romance

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“The Nude” by Margaret Sisu tells one woman’s search for the truth behind an intriguing painting.

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Author Margaret Sisu’s The Nude, awarded a Kirkus Star, is a novel brewing with suspense and intrigue, offering glimpses into the mind of creative genius. Published by Xlibris, it follows photographer Gwenyth Mason’s struggle to find the truth behind a stunning, mysterious painting, and ultimately its link to her own troubled past.

When Gwen falls hard for globetrotting artist, Adam Straker--a man as entrancing as his evocative paintings--she unearths a brilliant nude tucked away in his closet. The modern masterpiece does launch Adam to stardom, but the more acclaim he receives, the more agitated some others become--including a New York billionaire publisher, a savvy Miami art dealer, and Adam's own business partner. Even Gwen's mother grows increasingly resentful.

When Gwen discovers a shocking link between The Nude and her own childhood, she begins a hunt for the truth, but no one is talking, not even Adam. Her determined foraging unearths three bizarre secrets about the painting, and puts her love for Adam on the line. Moreover, it resurrects a nemesis thought long gone. Suddenly, life is a lot more complicated than Gwen ever dreamed and the final discovery sends her reeling.

The Nude is a gripping tale that speaks equally to art enthusiasts and lovers of suspense and intrigue.

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About the Author
Margaret Sisu was born and raised in Barbados. Medical studies, work, and married life took her further afield but her passion for all forms of fiction—both reading it and writing it—remains unshakable. She has lived in nine countries, speaks three languages, writes almost every day—even if only for ten minutes—and currently lives in Europe.

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The Nude * by Margaret Sisu
Publication Date: September 10, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 259 pages; 978-1-4653-3921-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 259 pages; 978-1-4653-3922-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-3923-2

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