Morgan Christopher has a bright future in the art world when she takes the fall for her boyfriend after a drunk driving accident. After a year in prison, she’s approached by a lawyer with a proposition. If Morgan will restore a mural for an upcoming exhibition, he will petition for her early release. Now free, Morgan throws herself into researching and beginning to restore the bizarre WPA mural that artist Anna Dale had created for a North Carolina post office. Once a promising artist herself, Anna disappeared in 1940 before the mural could be completed. What happened to her, and how did the mural end up with one of her acquaintances? This is a compelling, twisty page-turner of a novel that tackles some truly thorny topics.

Try it if you liked: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith, The Art Forger by BA Shapiro, or The Muse by Jessie Burton.

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