Raised by two loving, adoptive mothers, married to a supportive husband, and working as a respected forensic anthropologist, Pepper Rafferty should be living her best life. But she’s obsessed with her birth mother.
At age fifteen, she discovered that she was abandoned by the world renowned artist, Ula Frost. The reclusive painter, famous for her rumored ability to paint portraits of people from other dimensions, has gone missing, presumed dead. Pepper suddenly finds herself the recipient of her estranged mother’s estate and the attention of The Everett Group, a shadowy organization that wants to learn the secret behind Ula Frost’s talent.
Now Pepper’s on a worldwide scavenger hunt, the Everetts hot on her heels, following a trail of clues toward the answers she’s spent her whole life looking for. And she picking up help along the way from the last person she’d expect… her mother…. and her mother…. and her mother… and her mother…
This novel isn’t quite as propellent as The Da Vinci Code, or as weird as the sci-fi TV shows Fringe and Orphan Black, but fans of those will probably find something to like about Self-Portrait with Nothing.