Lisa Barr

Lisa Barr



A gripping story of a remarkable woman and an exquisite work of art that burns bright, moving through hands, hearts, and history.

After accepting a job with Dan Mansfield, an investigative reporter in Chicago, Jules Roth is given a secret assignment. Dan needs her to locate a famous painting stolen by the Nazis 75 years earlier named Woman on Fire. World-renowned shoe designer Ellis Baum wants this portrait of a beautiful, mysterious woman for deeply personal reasons, and has enlisted Dan’s help. But there’s not much time; the famous designer is dying.


In Europe, Margaux de Laurent also searches for the painting, she is a cunning gallerist who gets what she wants. The only thing standing in her way is Jules, who has unexpected resources of her own, including Adam Baum, Ellis’s grandson. A recovering addict and brilliant artist, who was once in Margaux’s clutches. He knows how ruthless she is, and he’ll do anything to help Jules locate the painting before Margaux.

“Thick with history, scandal, romance and deceit, Woman on Fire is a truly compulsive read.”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author