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, it’s more the silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall watching her.
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. Safe from the art.
And in the darkness, the portraits stir…
Buy Painted now and you’ll never look at the art on your walls the same way again.
A gothic horror perfect for lovers of Jonathan Janz and Lisa Tuttle
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