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Painted [Read] ➵ Painted Author Kirsten McKenzie – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 shiverUpon 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 familiarityKubin 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 safeDisturbed, 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 Perfect for horror lovers of early Stephen King, and Willow Rose.


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  1. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    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 go 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 stay that gives you that delectable chilling tension Anita is appraising an enormous collection of portraits for the form she works for and waiting on other colleagues to arrive so they can appraise their own areas of speciality.This is no ordinary house and these are no ordinary portraits The plot is sensationally addictive and the creepy factor kept me alert page after page The author teases you with a story that reveals its secrets slowly, bit by bit mesmerising The writing is sublime Kirsten s writing style is unique and beautifully descriptive without ever going over board She has a way with words that made this book really stand out for me I found the writing beautiful despite the dark theme of the book.Anita is alone in this huge old house with the eyes of each portrait watching her every move Something wicked this way comes When you are given the full reveal of the story it s just a great moment I felt like a very satisfied reader This is not extreme horror, it s not graphic nor gory It would appeal to many It s moody, full of tense moments, ghostly and creepy It would make a stunning movie It should be a modern horror classic I do hope the author continues to write in this genre It s her first horror story and she has written 2 books prior that I m keen to dabble into I really liked this book a lot and I read hundreds every year.It s found a place in my long list of Top 17 Reads of 2017 No easy feat Much competition for these places This one deserves to be there 5 delicious stars for a book that I enjoyed for so many good reasons Very highly recommended dear book lovers You may think twice when you look at a portrait after reading this one I requested a copy of this book to read from the author when it was offered in a Goodreads group Im part of I m so glad I did All review opinions are my own and totally unbiased.


  2. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    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 regardingthe 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 id 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 regardingthe 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 about the recent changes there Mainly, the gentleman who always dealt with his clients in a supportive and protective manner, has died Unfortunately for the firm s elderly clients, his son Alan Gates Jr is nothing like his father Concerned only with the bottom dollar line for himself, this arrogant, lecherous man disregards Mr Kubin s explicit instructions as a senile old man s nonsense, andimportantly to him, a waste of extra time and money Therefore, it is without the benefit of these safety measures that the company hired to itemize and catalog for auction the contents of the late Mr Kubin s vast estate are sent to begin their jobs Art appraiser, Anita Cassat arrives at the out of the way mansion days before her colleagues, as it is expected that the sheer number of paintings assembled there will take much longer to appraise.Once there, Anita is instantly filled with a fear that she is being watched, despite being the only human presentAn audience of eyes, immortalized in portraits clustered on every wall 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 When one of them startles, you can practically see the physical shiver and changes that affect them These are complete individuals even the ones that have ceased to exist, as we know it Their eyes the brightest part of every portrait, capturing the essence of their humanity than the subjects thought they would ever reveal to anyone When Anita begins handling the portraits, the uneasy atmosphere in the story begins to ramp up incredibly The tension remains so thick, that I found it difficult to find a place to stop reading for a time, reluctant to leave the world that was unfolding before me The portraits are at first the primary source of Anita s apprehension, and plant the seed that something is off about this job As she handled one particular picture, she noted The edges were indistinct, and the eyes smudged beyond recognition as if someone had tried to gouge them out It was easy to ignore the known It was the unknown which made her mouth dry and her pulse raceSome elements of the sinister atmosphere the old estate had festered are provided by the few thoughts and comments from an elderly farmer, who d lived next to it his entire life the house had a reputationMost threw themselves off the cliff and were swallowed by the sea There was so much complex mystery twined in this tale, that just when I thought I figured out something, a new element would present itself to decipher and add to the confusion This wasn t a life he wanted to lead It wasn t his life either That was overEventually Anita is joined by her colleagues, each specializing in a different area of appraisement Even here, McKenzie s skills shine through as we get to intimately know the new arrivals The tension even with the additional bodies continues to maintain and even increase its presence, until all around harbor a silent fear ofsomething, yet intangible, to them You re next, you re next, you re nextThis novel literally took my breath away in places Some of the prose took on dual meanings when faced with an unknown threat Even the secrets that were revealed remained cloaked in a thin layer of mystery that we, perhaps, weren t meant to ever unravelTwilight is the master of disguise The champion of falsehoods and fiction The eye wasn t designed for twilight While there were moments in the story where the action slowed considerably, overall I felt this novel was a fascinating read, full of explicitly presented atmosphere, realistic characters, and a supernatural force that hadn t been overdone in other novels The ideas were shown with a fresh approach to the subject matter, leaving behind a shred of mystery for readers to ponder over after they finished Hindsight is a terrible gift when you realize you ve destroyedbeauty than you createdI am greatly looking forward to reading Kirsten McKenzie s next horror themed novel.Highly recommended


  3. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    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 go 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 stay that gives you that delectable chilling tension Anita is appraising an enormous collection of portraits for the form she works for and waiting on other colleagues to arrive so they can appraise their own areas of speciality.This is no ordinary house and these are no ordinary portraits The plot is sensationally addictive and the creepy factor kept me alert page after page The author teases you with a story that reveals its secrets slowly, bit by bit mesmerising The writing is sublime Kirsten s writing style is unique and beautifully descriptive without ever going over board She has a way with words that made this book really stand out for me I found the writing beautiful despite the dark theme of the book.Anita is alone in this huge old house with the eyes of each portrait watching her every move Something wicked this way comes When you are given the full reveal of the story it s just a great moment I felt like a very satisfied reader This is not extreme horror, it s not graphic nor gory It would appeal to many It s moody, full of tense moments, ghostly and creepy It would make a stunning movie It should be a modern horror classic I do hope the author continues to write in this genre It s her first horror story and she has written 2 books prior that I m keen to dabble into I really liked this book a lot and I read hundreds every year.It s found a place in my long list of Top 17 Reads of 2017 No easy feat Much competition for these places This one deserves to be there 5 delicious stars for a book that I enjoyed for so many good reasons Very highly recommended dear book lovers You may think twice when you look at a portrait after reading this one I requested a copy of this book to read from the author when it was offered in a Goodreads group Im part of I m so glad I did All review opinions are my own and totally unbiased.


  4. Jon Recluse Jon Recluse says:

    When art appraiser Anita Cassatt arrives at the mansion of the late Leo Kubin, a reclusive painter and art collector, she finds paintings on every wall of nearly every room.Undaunted, she begins cataloguing, alone, until her associates arrive in a few days.But there are a few things she doesn t know about this seemingly straightforward assignment.Leo Kubin left very specific instructions concerning how the paintings are to be handled with his attorney.who has passed away, leaving his law offi When art appraiser Anita Cassatt arrives at the mansion of the late Leo Kubin, a reclusive painter and art collector, she finds paintings on every wall of nearly every room.Undaunted, she begins cataloguing, alone, until her associates arrive in a few days.But there are a few things she doesn t know about this seemingly straightforward assignment.Leo Kubin left very specific instructions concerning how the paintings are to be handled with his attorney.who has passed away, leaving his law offices in the hands of his son Who has higher aspirations than the final wishes of senile old recluses He dismisses the instructions as a waste of money and time, never informing Anita.Who may not actually be alone in that house.Kirsten McKenzie has written an atmospheric tale that feeds off that unsettling feeling many get when surrounded by portraits.that sense of being watched, and delivers a solid modern Gothic ghost story Definitely an author to watch.This was an e ARC from Netgalley


  5. Vicky Vicky says:

    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.


  6. Stacey Broadbent Stacey Broadbent says:

    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 surroundi 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, and don t get me started on the creepy artwork.What I loved about this book was how it played out almost like a movie, where small things would happen but go unnoticed by the characters in the beginning The fleeting shadows behind them, the objects shifting, the paintings well, you ll just have to read to see what happens with the paintings.There seem to be twists and turns everywhere in this book, and I love that The ending was something I didn t see coming either, which doesn t often happen for me, but this was not predictable at all I don t think I ve ever read anything quite like this before, and it makes such a nice change I will definitely be looking out forbooks by Kirsten McKenzie


  7. Lesley Lesley says:

    Not usually a big fan of hardcore paranormal or horror, preferring both to beon the gentle side This was sort of in the middle, but certainly got my attention very early in the book and had me turning pages rapidly as I sat on the edge of the seat When I absolutely had to put it down, I couldn t wait to get back to see what was happening One of those books were you feel it is carrying on without you and you ll be missing something vital I already knew the author s work through her firs Not usually a big fan of hardcore paranormal or horror, preferring both to beon the gentle side This was sort of in the middle, but certainly got my attention very early in the book and had me turning pages rapidly as I sat on the edge of the seat When I absolutely had to put it down, I couldn t wait to get back to see what was happening One of those books were you feel it is carrying on without you and you ll be missing something vital I already knew the author s work through her first books using her antiques knowledge which she extended on here weaving a wonderful mystery with visitors to the creepy mansion experiencing strange happenings and seemingly vanishing Who, what is behind this, and how is it happening Highly recommended


  8. Nicole Nicole says:

    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 valuabl 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 asset hidden there.Anita Cassett, junior assessor, and hiding a secret, is hoping to make a good name for herself by properly assessing the artwork She arrives at the house ahead of the team to make a start with the paintings and totally unaware of the instructions for the crating of the paintings She ignores the spookiness of the house but when Alan Gates arrives at the house to check on her progress, her uneasiness grows Kirstin McKenzie has done a fantastic job with this book Her first step into the supernatural she has created some very strong characters and her descriptions of the house and its contents are beautifully described and sent shivers down my spine Painted is the spookiest book I have read in years The chapters when Anita is alone in the house freaked me out in a way that I haven t been since the early novels of Stephen King I really hope that Kirstin continues writing books in this genre as I think the has a real talent for it


  9. Susan Hampson Susan Hampson says:

    This is a story of one man s cruse and another man s greed When artist Leo Kubin dies his isolated home s contents have to be catalogued so that the paintings and other items of value can be sold The task is given to Anita Cassatt to go to the house to catalogue the collection before it is taken away to be auctioned What isn t given to her is the explicit instructions which must be followed but a greedy partner in the firm of solicitors is prepared to cut corners to increase profits.This is o This is a story of one man s cruse and another man s greed When artist Leo Kubin dies his isolated home s contents have to be catalogued so that the paintings and other items of value can be sold The task is given to Anita Cassatt to go to the house to catalogue the collection before it is taken away to be auctioned What isn t given to her is the explicit instructions which must be followed but a greedy partner in the firm of solicitors is prepared to cut corners to increase profits.This is one eerie and creepy read that gets under your skin to raise those goose bumps From the moment that Anita enters the house the whole tone of the atmosphere changes For one thing, there is farart work than was first thought and for another every person in every picture seemed to be watching her Talk about the atmosphere changing, every page seemed darker as she was forced to face her own instability of past mental health issues She was far from the right person for a job as she was questioning her own sanity with the strange happenings in the house.There are some brilliant descriptions of the paintings and house which becameintense when nature seemed to be joining forces with much darker elements, making it an isolated house of gothic terror There is also a feeling of less meansas there are only a handful of charters in the story, each one richly described both physically and by their thoughts.This is an intriguing story, loved the end I wish to thank the author for an e copy of this book which I have honestly reviewed


  10. Lucretia Lucretia says:

    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 dr 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 until the unexpected conclusion I absolutely love the end.I m not sure if I was supposed to or not, but I connected with Ruth as well as Anita, and that really added to the mounting tension If you are looking for a Gothic horror, something that could easily sit alongside a classic in the genre, then you ll want to read this


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