The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovocic
Bonnier Publishing Australia
General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 01 Mar 2018
The story of Molly Dean captures the reader’s imagination as quickly as it does that of art dealer Alex Clayton. A lost portrait of an artist’s muse, one who died a violent death which was never solved. Molly Dean was a woman who wanted more - freedom from her mother’s tyranny, freedom from the strictures forced upon women of her time. She wanted to dream, she wanted to write. As Alex delves into the portrait’s past, she becomes more and more enthralled in Molly’s story, seeking out the truth of what happened. The Portrait of Molly Dean is a fascinating novel, alternating narratives between the past and the present. Readers feel for Molly and want her to succeed, even realizing that ultimately her tale is a tragic one.
I enjoyed The Portrait of Molly Dean a great deal, particularly its mixt...