An art restorer accidentally discovers the portrait of a mysterious young woman hidden beneath a canvas. Investigations into the painting reveal deadly secrets connected to her life in German-occupied Italy during WWII. [34 words]
I really like that second option. It creates serious tension. (I just hope the story is written with interweaving timelines.)
Sorry, it's taken me sooooo long to get back to you. Thanks so much for taking the time to feedback on my pitch - love both suggestions - will have to give it a bit more thought!
Thanks for your comment. Yes, it does have the interweaving timelines.