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There were four cousins in the Morse family perfect Kenny the preppy West Coast lawyer; James the shy but brilliant medical student; his seductive hard drinking sister Audrey; and Teresa youngest and most fragile haunted by the fear that she has inherited the madness that possessed her fatherTheir grandfather summons them to his mansion at Ow. 15 for the Goya partsThis was a book that might encourage one to go into a reading slump There was a lot going for it a creepy house a rich family with lots of secrets and the piece de resistancea painting that supposedly had a demon living inside it The demon supposedly gave fortune and perhaps a bit of fame to the person who owned the painting In exchange for this largess the demon must be set free eventually by destroying the painting But really who is going to destroy a painting worth millions However someone has stolen the painting and that is what this novel is about The who stole the Goya was evident from the get go but I still held on thinking that this book would get better It didn tEnter a cast of characters a whole plethora of characters that made this book hard to follow as each one popped up intermittently and tended to prolong any kind of story line making the reader utter many ughs as well as uite a few roll of the eyesIt was really a shame that a book that started out with such promise ran down itself into blah blah blah

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S when Teresa arrives to find the old man dead his horrified gaze pinned upon the spot where the painting once hung As the family gathers and suspicions mount Teresa hopes to find the reasons behind her grandfather’s death and the painting’s loss But to do so she must uncover ugly family secrets and confront those who would keep them hidd. I noped my way out of The Black Painting at 50% I think I would have enjoyed it had I read it but the Audio Book was a hard no for me The narrator didn t spark my interest and the story meandered too much to really benefit from the formatThe premise of The Black Painting sounded promising I do love Goya s work and the idea of a cursed painting tickled me But 50% of the way through there was minimal discussion about the art and way too much time spent with one dimensional characters And don t even get me started on the way the women are written There are no strong female characters and I was constantly distracted by the fact that the female characters were objectified and far too often described in terms of their breastsAdd to that a stream of rhetorical uestions from the protagonist Teresa and repetitive settings and characterisation and there was just no way I could bring myself to finish it Definitely interested to know if the physical reading experience is any different but the Audio Book is undoubtedly not a recommendation from me

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L’s Point None of them has visited the family estate since they were children when a prized painting disappeared a self portrait by Goya rumoured to cause madness or death upon viewing Afterwards the family split apart amid the accusations and suspicions that followed its theftAny hope that their grandfather planned to make amends evaporate. Four cousins summoned back by their grandfatherThe death of a family patriarchAn old mysterious houseA painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside itAnd a family with dark secretsThis is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson scheduled to be released in January of 2018 The mystery surrounding who took the painting from the parsimonious rapacious grandfather after he has uite possibly obtained it from the black market remains mysterious throughout the novel The main character Teresa is charged with the unraveling of the Goya painting disappearance There was a myriad of characters and it was uite easy to get lost when reading along Some of the characters I felt were very forgettable and possibly even excessive however Olson spins a mystery reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel Overall I rated this novel 3 out of 5 stars for the creativity and suspense created within this gripping novel by OlsonI received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review I would like to thank Netgalley Hanover Suare Press and the talented author Neil Olson for the opportunity to read and review The Black Painting


10 thoughts on “The Black Painting

  1. says:

    Why This Book I stumbled on this via NetGalley several months ago The cover was creepy and it revolved around a family mystery involving a missing painting and the death of a grandfather I had to add it to my TBR then they awarded it to me I am trying to clear off all NetGalley books by 1231 so I can start the new year with a clea

  2. says:

    15 for the Goya partsThis was a book that might encourage one to go into a reading slump There was a lot going for it a creepy house a rich family with lots of secrets and the piece de resistancea painting that supposedly had a demon living inside it The demon supposedly gave fortune and perhaps a bit of fame to the person who owne

  3. says:

    There is no doubt that Goya's paintings are disturbing And this mysterious and suspenseful was just as disturbing15 years after the theft of th

  4. says:

    Can't uite put my finger on why this didn't resonate with me but it didn't It may have been because I couldn't warm up to any of the characters and the whole story seemed rather flat Or maybe it was just my mood Sometimes that happensThanks to the publisher for the advance reading copy

  5. says:

    Four cousins summoned back by their grandfatherThe death of a family patriarchAn old mysterious houseA painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside itAnd a family with dark secretsThis is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson scheduled to be released in January of 2018 The mystery surrounding who

  6. says:

    I’ve often enjoyed novels about art and art history So much can be hidden in works of art that they are the perfect topic to base a mystery

  7. says:

    Nothing invokes sympathy than a tale about suabbling over privileged entitled rich brats suabbling over money when their eually asshole y patriarch grandfather dies unexpectedlyThe Morse cousins have been persona non grata

  8. says:

    Thank you to the author Neil Olson Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an advanced reader copy of this bookI rated this book 25 stars I was so disappointed with this book because it had so much promise The setting and atmosphere lured me in an old mysterious house a painting by Goya that supposedly has

  9. says:

    I noped my way out of The Black Painting at 50% I think I would have enjoyed it had I read it but the Audio Book was a hard no for me The narrator didn't spark my interest and the story meandered too much to really benefit from the formatThe premise of The Black Painting sounded promising I do love Goya's work and the idea of a cursed painting tickled me But 50% of the way through there was minimal discussion

  10. says:

    This book reminds me of the gothic mysteries I read as a young teenager a crazy family money to inherit secrets