The Goldfinch by Donna Tart
The Goldfinch tells the story of Theo, a thirteen year old boy who tragically loses his mother in a shocking accident. He clings onto a small, mysterious painting as if it’s a piece of his mother that can somehow fill the hole in his heart left by her death. However, this painting draws him into the dark and murky art underworld.
This is an epic novel that truly blew me away with enthralling characters, exquisitely written settings and a suspenseful and complex plot that kept me turning the pages.