Painted by Kirsten McKenzie

Into the Wild

Read Painted Online Free - 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 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…



Title : Painted
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ISBN : 0473398435
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Reviews


Maxine rated it ★★★★★

July 07, 2017

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 cou...


Kimberly rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

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...


Maxine rated it ★★★★★

August 04, 2017

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 cou...


Stacey rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2017

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...


Vicky rated it ★★★★★

June 27, 2017

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 a...


Nicole rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2017

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 w...


Lucretia rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2017

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!...


Andrew rated it ★★★★☆

July 25, 2017

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 servi...


R. rated it ★★★☆☆

July 08, 2017

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 disappearanc...


Elke rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

I am the lucky winner of a goodreads 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 th...





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