Book Review : Domina by L.S. Hilton

Judith Rashleigh has made it. Living in luxury amidst the splendours of Venice, she’s finally enjoying the life she killed for. But someone knows what Judith’s done.
Judith can only save herself by finding a priceless painting – unfortunately, one that she’s convinced doesn’t even exist.
And she’s not the only one seeking it.This time, Judith isn’t in control. Outflanked and out-thought, outrun and outgunned, she faces an enemy more ruthless and more powerful than she ever imagined.
And if she doesn’t win, she dies.


The second book in the trilogy, Domina sees Judith Rashleigh’s character transform and go through a new journey of thrill and danger. Judith, who has had a troubled and broken childhood gets entangled into a terrible mess and has to shed her identity. She miraculously transforms into Elisabeth Teerlinc, a suave and fashionable art gallerist and leads a luxurious life that Judith would never have dreamed of before. However, all is not hunky dory in Elisabeth’s newly tailored life. A sudden contact from a Russian oligarch triggers off a series of dangerous incidents that forces the hidden Judith to come to the forefront. Elisabeth’s façade is about to be revealed and more than one person knows who she really is. Her latent past is blatantly threatened of exposure. Will killing everyone who knows the truth really help?

Domina has many highlights that make it a suitable summer read.

  • The sexy, smart and reckless Judith makes for an extremely brilliant protagonist. Even though her character is not likable initially yet her horrific past instills in us a tinge of pity for her.
  • Hilton’s writing gives you a living on the edge feeling and makes this book a fast paced thrilling read. This is one of those books you carry in your travel bag and read throughout the flight or train ride.
  • The description of the beauty of art from the medieval period is breath-taking and makes it an ideal read for all art lovers.
  • The vivid sex in this book is nominal when compared to the previous book Maestra. However the erotica is subtly played and the writing never loses focus from the actual story.
  • There is hardly any description of clothes, throughout the novel, without the mention of million dollar brands, which is why a lot of fashionistas and people from glamour world connect to this book.

Domina was a highly satisfactory read for me. If you love your occasional indulgences in thriller and psychological mind games then pick the book up for a quick read this summer.

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Pages : 320

Format : Paperback

Rating : 4 / 5

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