THE ART RESTORER by Julian Sanchez
A mystery unfolds within this tale of art, artists, writers, secrets and beautiful scenery. The locations range around the world and are delightfully rendered. The characters are well developed and engaging. The mystery is interesting and will keep you guessing until the end.
Because this is a translation, you will find a few awkward constructions, but persevere; this tale is well worth it. The main characters, Enrique and his former wife, Bety, find themselves embroiled in controversy when the art restorer and writer researching Sert paintings disappears. Bety and Craig, the restorer, had become friends while he studied the paintings in the museum/church where Bety worked. Enrique, a renowned writer, is enticed to delve into his disappearance and the secret contained in the paintings.
You will learn a bit of history, a bit of art construction, and a bit of the craft of writing, all the while enjoying the intrigue of mystery.
4 of 5 stars