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  • Title: Painted
  • Author: KirstenMcKenzie
  • ISBN: 9780473398439
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback

  • Painted By KirstenMcKenzie If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall Every painted eyIf art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist s easel A portrait with an eerie familiarity.Kubin s lawyer didn t share the detailed instructions regarding the handling of the art, and Anita and her team start work in ignorance of the very instructions designed to keep them safe.Disturbed, a man eases himself out of his portrait and stretches Free at last from the confines of his canvas, he has no intention of ever returning He has a painting to finish
    KirstenMcKenzie
    A former Customs Officer, Kirsten McKenzie fought international crime for several years before leaving to help run the family antique shop Ten years of surrounding herself with beautiful old things resulted in the publication of her first novel Fifteen Postcards , and her evolvement into a full time author.Her first horror novel Painted reached 1 in the Australian horror charts Her second foray into the horror genre, Doctor Perry , will be released in December 2017.Her historical fiction novel Fifteen Postcards and its sequel The Last Letter have been described as Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions , and Antiques Roadshow gone viral The final book in the series, Telegram Home , will be released in 2018.Kirsten has had work published in short story anthologies and poetry anthologies Her non fiction pieces have been published online and in New Zealand newspapers.She lives in New Zealand with her husband, daughters, and her rescue cat, and can be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle Kiwimrsmac.

    Painted By KirstenMcKenzie

    Commentaires:

    Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    I ve discovered a new author that I love This book is a hidden gem amongst many A very unique, addictive and creepy horror tale with a difference Bravo , Kirsten for such a fantastic book idea I was totally enthralled with this book from very early on and eagerly came back to it whenever I could over a few busy days It s one of those books where you just need to knowwhat s going to happen next Where is this story taking me The author builds a backdrop in this creepy old house where Anita goes to [...]

    Kimberly
    PAINTED is not only the first novel I ve read from author Kirsten McKenzie, but also her first foray into the horror genre There have long been sayings regarding the eyes being a window to the soul , and the way that McKenzie choses to utilize this idea to shape her book gives it an incredibly fresh outlook.When Leo Kubin, an extremely reclusive artist, sends over very specific instructions as to how his vast art collection is to be handled to the law firm he d always dealt with he had no idea a [...]

    Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    I ve discovered a new author that I love This book is a hidden gem amongst many A very unique, addictive and creepy horror tale with a difference Bravo , Kirsten for such a fantastic book idea I was totally enthralled with this book from very early on and eagerly came back to it whenever I could over a few busy days It s one of those books where you just need to knowwhat s going to happen next Where is this story taking me The author builds a backdrop in this creepy old house where Anita goes to [...]

    Stacey Broadbent
    When I saw that fellow New Zealand author, Kirsten McKenzie had written a horror, I jumped at the chance to read it I m a sucker for anything that will have me on the edge of my seat, and this book did that.First of all, I d just like to touch on the wonderful writing style of Kirsten This book was so beautifully written, with such attention to detail, you couldn t help but feel as though you were right there with the characters She painted such an eerie picture of the house and its surroundings [...]

    Vicky
    I am not usually a reader of horror novels I came to know McKenzie s writing through her historical fiction novels which display her love and knowledge of antiques Painted continues her love of antiques with descriptions of the amazing rooms in this novel Room by room, character by character and painting by painting the author delivers a page turning, gripping novel of a house that is haunted if only they had listened to the owner who left specific instructions in his will.

    Nicole
    Leo Kubin is dead and he has left the law firm headed by Alan Gates, some very specific instructions on how to dispose of his art collection All paintings must be taken from the wall and immediately crated Under no circumstances must they be leant against the wall or left on a table or crated with other items Alan has no patience with such frivolities and arranges for a team from Nickleby s to visit the house and assess the artwork and other treasures in the hope that there might be a valuable a [...]

    Lucretia
    This is a story dripping in atmosphere I loved the creepy feeling that permeated every page Let s face it portraits are creepy, I ve always felt watched by them, then again, I watch a lot of horror, and that s what they do, so that may just be me.Talk about a clear message, follow instructions The descriptive narrative gave me a clear image of the house, paintings, and people with a subtly and balance that was impressive The plot of this was a beautiful slow burn that built on the opening dread [...]

    Andrew
    Anita is an inexperienced, young art appraiser who jumps at the opportunity to catalog an artist s collection following his death The reclusive artist painted abundantly He left such an extensive collection that Anita has to spend several days at his remote coastal home There is no phone service or WiFi It s a daunting task to stay in the portrait filled old house alone.The author brings us a classic haunted house vibe The aging building is all creaks and groans To begin with, mysterious little [...]

    R. Saint Claire
    I enjoyed the author s attention to detail about art it s obvious she knows her stuff and her vivid descriptions helped to bring the setting to life The story worked best for me when the protagonist, Anita, had a clear adversary in the form of the sexist lawyer, Alan With his early disappearance, the story became somewhat muddled I did, however, enjoy the eerie atmosphere and the overall ghost story Cool cover too.

    Elke
    I am the lucky winner of a giveaway copy of this title, thank you Ms McKenzie I was sucked into the unusual story from the beginning and just couldn t stop reading Painted expertly combines elements of a ghost story with those of a thriller There was one main plot twist towards the end which at first I thought would ruin it all because it seemed such a convenient coincidence, but turned out it worked pretty well and the ending put a mean little smile on my faceThe writing was a flawless and hypn [...]

    Judith
    Painted is a paranormal horror and thriller If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes It was well written, and I was engaged in the story throughout.McKenzie s creation of build up and tension was subtle but well done, creating a consistent tone of uneasiness, which made the climax of the book even exciting There are strong parallels to Susan Hill s horror novel The Woman In Black and this is a good thing, because I enjoyed both the novel and its film adaptation a [...]

    David Carter
    Painted is one of the most engrossing reads I ve ever come across I nailed it in record time I just couldn t stop turning the pages Kirsten painted an impeccable image with her words and writing style in my mind of which I was captivated from the opening line.The story was so haunting and descriptive There is no way I want to be left alone in a creepy old house full of paintings I feel so proud to be a fellow New Zealander after reading this novel, as Kirsten truly has something special on her h [...]

    Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
    Most horror being written nowadays is of the splattergore , is better school of thought, so it was refreshing to encounter this subtle, delicate narrative where horror peeps slyly out from picture frames and the reader s palate is never overwhelmed with an excess of foulness Admirable restraint and a real gift for story combine to produce an unforgettable experience Worthy of note is McKenzie s treatment of her female protagonist Unlike most in this genre, the woman is neither a feisty, indomit [...]

    Sheri
    an odd but well done book There were some parts that felt a little overly wordy, but otherwise a great, fast read I really enjoyed The pace and the real terror that you feel as you go along I only docked 1 star cause the ending wasn t exactly to my liking But still, you should read this book.

    Sean
    Painted by Kirsten McKenzie was a fantastic read It reminded me of layers of fear the PS4 game but with some great twists Not your typical haunted house story type thing and would highly recommend.8 10

    Amanda
    More Gothic than horror But well written and enjoyable.

    Amy (literatiloves)
    3.5 Review to come

    Nina
    A gripping horror story Great atmosphere proving a fly on the wall for the reader Couldn t put it down.

    Trudie Collins
    This book starts off well and I am pleased to say it does not go downhill I won t say I couldn t put it down, but it was not easy to do so It has a good storyline that has a few surprises The author builds the characters up well, making them three dimensional and giving them backgrounds, where appropriate It starts off by giving a brief account of the small things that go wrong that cause the sequence of events This works well and sets the tone for the rest of the book The pace is good and there [...]

    Scott Butler
    I really enjoyed this book from a great local NZ author Solid characters that were easy to identify with The premise and plot were solid as was the setting which was easy to visualise, a house I d want to visit.

    Scott Spotson
    Painted, in terms of its setup and location, is deliciously creepy An old, creaky mansion full of old, forgotten, and sinister looking paintings, with portrayals of sad looking men, women, and children whose eyes seem to follow your footsteps Anita, an art appraiser, is sent off to stay at the mansion, and has to stay there for several days to tally the value of the paintings, other artwork, and household items for auction when the owner dies The way the book tells it, Anita probably stayed at t [...]

    K.T. Munson
    Actual Rating 3.5 stars CharactersThis was probably the biggest drawback to this book When I started reading this Anita was a pretty well formed but blah character After the rest of the group shows up I just couldn t stand her She kept making the same stupid choices but then so did all of them I felt like they were all the typical horror movie characters I was almost rooting for the villain The ghost not the other evil one Almost none of them have any sense of self preservation Downside the auth [...]

    Claire
    When reclusive artist Leo Kubin dies, he leaves explicit and rather curious instructions about how his extensive portrait collection should be handled Enter the lawyer s secretary, who decides that these instructions are too bizarre to be taken seriously and shreds them.This was an intriguing start to a well conceived tale from Kirsten McKenzie The story unfolds nicely, as we are introduced to Anita, a young art assessor determined to make a good job of her first big assignment From the moment s [...]

    Peter
    An Art appraiser named Anita Cassalt, was sent to the house of the late Leo Kubin Upon entering the house, Anita is surrounded by a gallery of paintings Anita job was to catalogue all of the paintings in the house Anita has a strange feeling, that somebody was watching her Kubin s lawyer, Alan Gates, did not share all of the details that Kubin had arranged with him, about what should be done with the paintings Gates was out to make a quick buck for himself Gates visited the house, and started qu [...]

    Josephine Carson
    If you are a fan of Horror Novels then this is a novel foryou You will be on the edge of your seat.An excellent choice I have given it 5Stars

    Mark
    This slow burning horror novel is a wonderful example of the genre done well No gore or cheap scares here, this is a subtle and delicate chiller written in the spirit of a Shirley Jackson novel In fact, on than one occasion I found myself thinking back to The Haunting of Hill House Kudos to the author for that.As I was reading Painted, I envisioned it as an upmarket BBC production it would make a terrific TV Movie adaptation with a subtle, creepy score as an accompaniment It s a great story abo [...]

    Nikki Crutchley
    The cover of this book we all judge them don t we and the tag line If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes made me want to read this book and I m glad I did.The ominous tone of the book, which starts as soon as Anita reaches the house, kept me reading night after night It was a struggle to put the book down each night as often the chapters left me in suspense.Kirsten writes beautifully and set the scene at the old house, where Anita and her colleagues appraise a c [...]

    Helen
    When Anita is sent to evaluate paintings in an old house in the middle of nowhere, she is excited to be given the chance to prove her worth to her colleagues Upon arrival, however, weird things start to happen and she soon regrets having accepted the challenge.This is a well thought out story, full of creepy scenes and strange goings on, with a twist at the end where things don t finish as the reader would expect You ll definitely think twice before hanging a painting of a portrait in your bedro [...]

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