Perhaps I should wait until I've finished this book - I'm just over half-way at the moment - but I'm wondering if anyone else here, having enjoyed 'The Miniaturist' was tempted to read this, her second novel.
In 1960s London a painting is brought to a West End gallery for inspection and opinion. The setting then moves to Spain in 1936 and to Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer.
The two main characters are Odelle Bastien, working at the London gallery after her first few years as a Trinidadian immigrant being employed in a Dolcis shoe shop, and the art dealer's daughter.
I don't want to give up on the novel which does have some interesting characters and settings but I am more often than not putting it to one side and counting the pages that remain.