McKenzie, Kirsten


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Author: McKenzie, Kirsten
Publication date: 30/07/2016
Imprint: Squabbling Sparrows Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780473398439

The Antiques Roadshow, if Stephen King was the host…

When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t the chill of the secluded house making her shiver, it’s the silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall, watching her.

The lawyer didn’t share the dead artist’s instructions for handling his art, and Anita and her team start work ignorant of the instructions designed to keep them safe. Safe from the art.

There are secrets hiding in Kubin’s house. But as Anita and her team discover, some secrets don’t want to stay hidden.

Described as Caravaggio meets Poltergeist – Painted is a gothic horror novel with a decent serving of psychological unease and a healthy fear of the dark. Perfect for lovers of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

What readers are saying about Painted:

\”Refreshing to encounter this subtle, delicate narrative where horror peeps slyly out…\”

\”Painted is an effective haunted house book, favoring tension and subtlety over outright violence and kills.\”

\”McKenzie does an incredible job in the characterization of the people in her novel. With each and every one, I came away with the feeling that I knew them–down to even the secrets they kept hidden from each other.\”

\”This novel literally took my breath away in places.\”

\”The plot is sensationally addictive and the creepy factor kept me alert page after page.\”

\”No gore or cheap scares here, this is a subtle and delicate chiller written in the spirit of a Shirley Jackson novel.\”

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