20 Best Books To Pick Up This April
Including a family drama starring a wounded criminal and his young daughter, an exhilarating tale of a divorcée's escape to Los Angeles, a novel that explores the challenges of modern womanhood and more!
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The Woman on the Stairs
Bernhard Schlink's The Woman on the Stairs runs on taut suspense, as an unnamed elderly German lawyer rediscovers a painting that triggers a cascade of memories. Decades earlier, a femme fatale ensnared him in a romantic web, along with her affluent husband and a volatile artist, only to flee from them all. Seeing the painting again compels the protagonist to seek out his wayward muse, but their reunion doesn't play out quite the way he's fantasized.
— Hamilton Cain