• Nisha Shetty

Black Water Lilies by Michel Bussi

Impressionist painter Claude Monet is most famous for his Water Lilies. It is a collection of over 250+ oil paintings depicting the flower garden of his home in Giverny, France.

This book is a modern ode to Monet.

Jérôme Morval has been found dead in the stream that runs through Monet's garden. Within the next 13 days, there will be a second murder.

The mystery follows three women: a painting prodigy, a school teacher, and an old widow who seems to be watching everything. All three of them share a secret. And everything is tied to the Black Water Lilies- a rumoured Monet masterpiece that has never been found.

The author perfectly intertwines the elements of a crime thriller with the art world. In addition to being a mystery, the story contains themes of femininity and the passage of time.

If you've never heard of Claude Monet, this book is the perfect introduction. If you're already a fan, this book is sure to make you fall in love with his work all over again.

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