While her husband Gideon is recording a new album with his band NightHawk, Abi Hawk is busy getting her own career as a portrait painter back on track.
Following the death of her father, which coincides with the opening night of her first exhibition in London, Abi and her daughter come across an old painting in his attic that sets them on a journey of discovery to Paris. They uncover an astonishing and unexpected love story, one that has repercussions to the present day.
Meanwhile Gideon, in America to promote the new album, ignores Abi’s warnings and manages to put himself in a vulnerable situation that threatens to rock the stability of their marriage. Separated from Abi by nearly five thousand miles, and unable to speak to her, will he be able to resolve the situation before any real damage is done?
The Girl In The Painting is the fourth book in the NightHawk series. I do think readers will need to read the full series to get the most out of this book as a lot has happened to Abi and Gideon and even though a lot of what has gone on is now all in the past I do think readers would have a better understanding of the characters and what they’ve been through if reading the others first.
The books seem to all have the same theme of going back and forth between present day and the past, I have to admit I didn’t really think it worked in the last book but in this one it certainly does. I enjoyed being transported into another era and finding out more about the woman behind the painting.
Unfortunately for Abi and Gideon, yet again some one is out to spoil their happiness. They certainly don’t have an easy life but I like how they remain strong and even though Abi can weaken at times, they all remain a strong family unit.
The story does focus more on Abi and her daughter and their search for answers. I loved being in Paris with the characters and getting caught up in the whole way of life there. I was as eager as both of them to find out the whole story behind the painting and the secrets that were revealed, it certainly makes for a gripping read.
This is a really good series that is a great read for young adults and adults. If you enjoy stories full of mystery and suspense you will love these books.
My thanks to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Girl In The Painting is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.