When the perfect plan goes perfectly wrong.
The only downside to Joshua Cooper’s investigation of a mob runner is not being able to discuss it with the two people closest to him, 19-year-old twins, Aster and Ivy Redd.
That is...until Aster is accused of killing the mob runner. Then discussing it becomes the least of his worries.
Desperate to exonerate the girl he loves, Joshua dives into Indianapolis's dark underbelly, and uncovers a string of crimes and lies that leads him straight to the Masterpiecers art show.
Straight to Ivy.
Title: The Masterminds (Masterful series)
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Published: October 12, 2016
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Ever since I finished The Masterpiecers and learned that there would be another book in the Masterful series, I’ve wanted to read this book. Unlike The Masterpiecers which was told from twins Ivy and Aster Redd's points of view, The Masterminds is told from Brook Jackson's and Josh Cooper's points of view.
Because of the different points of view and angle to the events, it felt like a completely different story. Wildenstein did a fantastic job making this story new and refreshing while extending the main storyline (both before the Masterpiecers contest begins and after it concludes).
While reading The Masterpiecers, all I wanted to know is if Ivy could trust Brook, and we finally get our answer in The Masterminds. But no spoilers from me.
The Masterminds, like The Masterpiecers, is unique, full of emotion and suspense. I highly recommend the Masterful series to readers looking for a tale filled with mystery and intrigue.
About Olivia Wildenstein
Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.
When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).
Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.