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ISBN-10: 0345494679
ISBN-13: 978-0345494672

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"A gem of suspense…  an entertaining read."
–Library Journal

"Quick, sure images, tight storytelling, solid suspense. A tense and vivid tale."
–Steve Berry,
author of The Alexandria Link

"Fascinating history and assured storytelling make The Chrysalis one of those rare thrillers that both entertain and intrigue. This is a terrific debut!"
–Tess Gerritsen,
New York Times bestselling author of
The Mephisto Club

"Flemish art, Nazi skullduggery, and American money–in The Chrysalis, Heather Terrell follows the path of a famous painting through an important period of history that must not be forgotten, and interweaves the stories of three centuries into a dark cocoon of intrigue and suspense."
–Katherine Neville,
New York Times bestselling author of
The Eight

"Only someone who feels a real love for art and the power of justice could have written a book like this."
–Javier Sierra,
New York Times bestselling author of
The Secret Supper

"[The Chrysalis] builds in intensity to an exciting climax.  Rich details about the art-auction business and case law are woven throughout this fascinating debut."

"Part mystery and part legal drama, The Chrysalis is a noteworthy, dramatic debut from an impressive author."

"Heather Terrell carefully uses her knowledge of law, art, and history to provide the reader with an entertaining story…Nothing is ever as it seems."
–The Free Lance-Star

"The author educates as well as entertains her audience at a level anyone who is not a lawyer or an art student can understand…Extremely well done."
–The Mystery Reader

"Lawyer turned author Heather Terrell employs her vast legal experience in this engrossing debut thriller…The result is a compelling, fast-paced mystery filled with twists."
–Romantic Times (2007 Nominee for Best First Mystery)

"Think The Da Vinci Code meets Girl with a Pearl Earring…[An] accessible, fast-paced romp through the upper crust of the collecting wolrd."
–Pittsburgh Magazine