By Imogen Robertson
Maud Heighton got here to Lafond's recognized Academie to paint, and to escape the limitations of her small English city. It took all her braveness to flee, yet Paris, she quick realizes, is not any position for a mild handbag. whereas her fellow scholars benefit from the fabulous decadence of the Belle Epoque, Maud slips into poverty. Quietly ravenous, and dreading one other chilly Paris wintry weather, she stumbles upon a chance whilst Christian Morel engages her as a live-in significant other to his attractive younger sister, Sylvie. Maud is thrilled through her success. With a fresh room, sizzling nutrients, and an umbrella to maintain her dry, she is ready to carry her head excessive as she strolls the streets of Montmartre. now not hostage to poverty and starvation, Maud can eventually dedicate herself to her artwork.
But all isn't because it turns out. Christian and Sylvie, Maud quickly discovers, aren't relatively the darlings they faux to be. Sylvie has a mystery dependancy to opium and Christian has an ominous air of intrigue. As this darkish and strong story progresses, Maud is drawn extra into the Morels' global of chic deception. Their secrets and techniques develop into hers, and shortly she is stuck in a scheme of betrayal and revenge.
Revealing an aspect of town that few see, Imogen Robertson's The Paris wintry weather plunges into the darkness that lies underneath this glittering urban of light.