“On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Furtively, she checks her hometown newspaper online. Back in Garland, Tennessee, two young men have been paroled and Grace knows that once they are free, her life will not be her own.”
UNBECOMING, by Rebecca Scherm, is a debut literary thriller. You’ll find yourself stepping into the exciting and frightening world of International art fraud. So many twists and turns. So much angst. How could a small-town girl get involved in such a convoluted plot? And she is involved. So are all the men in her life.
From the back alleys of Paris’s seedier side to the small-town atmosphere of a Tennessee hometown. Watching as innocent people plot a robbery of a local historical museum and, ultimately to destroy their lives as they know them. And for what? Who is Grace really? And how will this possibly end?
UNBECOMING is now available in trade paper, and came out last year in hardcover just afterTHE GIRL ON THE TRAIN appeared on the scene. Same page-turning, can’t catch your breath atmosphere. Stellar writing in the style of Patricia Highsmith and Gillian Flynn. A real nail-biter! I can thank PenguinRandomHouse for this one.