Reputation: A Novel
A New Romantic Suspense Novel by Indy Quillen
In this contemporary romantic suspense novel, Liz Allender learns the painful lesson of how vulnerable her reputation is … and just how far some might go to destroy her.
Liz Allender’s Los Angeles art exhibitions have become more lavish and popular with every show. And now her artwork is being noticed by collectors from as far away as New York and London. But when the man in her life plants seeds of self-doubt about her artistic success, and then follows up with a personal betrayal, her once stable world begins to crumble. In the space of one night, Liz Allender loses both her artistic confidence and her ability to trust in love.
Liz decides a complete change of scenery, and anonymity, will allow her to experiment with her painting, minus all outside influences. She is determined to reclaim her artistic passion and confidence. She doesn’t count on meeting someone who will awaken a new and startling kind of passion in her.
But talent and popularity often spur jealousy in others. Liz learns the painful lesson of how vulnerable her reputation is to those who envy her success … and just how far some might go to destroy her.
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“A different type of story, the same brilliant storyteller. Indy Quillen’s smooth, engaging writing style, glides the reader into the world of intrigue, betrayals, and perfectly flawed characters, set against the backdrop of art, creativity, and the subtle beauty of nature. Be prepared to read this story in one sitting.”
—Ara Grigorian, Bestselling author of 15 Days with You, Ten Year Dance & Game of Love
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REPUTATION – a five-star read worthy of your time!
“A gifted artist faces betrayal by her lover in REPUTATION, the most recent novel from author Indy Quillen. In her quest to resolve both professional doubts and personal insecurities, highly acclaimed artist Liz Allender embraces a new identity and seeks a respite from the high stakes, international art world. She flees LA, settles into a remote mountain cabin, and commits to the renewal of her artistic passions. Her quest to redefine herself as an artist and as a woman yields unexpected challenges.
Liz discovers there is no escaping those willing to malign her character as she expands her creative reach. Envy and jealousy escalate when she falls for a man of integrity and honor. An adversary dies under suspicious circumstances, and Liz finds herself implicated in the woman’s death. Will the destruction of her REPUTATION be sufficient for those who resent her talent and beauty, or will she be forced to confront trumped up murder charges by those who continue to cast aspersions on both her character and her artistic gifts? And will Liz’s new lover stand by her side as she asserts her innocence?
—Laura Taylor, 6-Time Romantic Times Award Winner
“This isn’t my usual kind of book, but I very much enjoyed it, anyway. It’s a captivating story. Liz is a complex, three-dimensional character that grows and changes through the book. I enjoyed the insights into painting. The setting feels like an authentic place to me. The tension and conflict is psychological, which is MUCH harder to write than gunfights and explosions, and Indy does a brilliant job.”
—David Barbur, author of The Valley of Lost Children and the Dent Miller Thrillers
“I love Indy Quillen’s men, her fictional ones, of course. They’re confident, strong, smart, and protective. In “Reputation,” Luke is such a man. It’s no wonder Liz falls for him. Unfortunately, her interest in Luke, and his interest in her, creates a firestorm of jealousy, lies, deceit, and slander. I enjoyed reading how Liz navigated this treacherous terrain, and I’m sure you will too. This novel is a welcome escape during these tumultuous times.”
—Suad Campbell, author of Odd Bodies and Shaky Characters