Jessica Martinez’s debut novel, Virtuosity, will be hitting the shelves next Tuesday, October 18th, and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy. Let me just say, you need to get your hands on this one.
Jessica is a former professional violinist, and it really shows–I’ve rarely felt so connected to music in a novel. I also loved the book for its behind-the-scenes angst and unflinching conviction. There are enough musical details to please the most diehard muso (an English term, I think, but you get the gist, right?), enough frisson between the two leads to satisfy fans of romance, and enough second-guessing about everyone’s motives to delight drama freaks. Since I am all of the above, I thought it rocked . . . but in a classical music sense, you understand.