Terri is a talented art curator, stagnating in a dead end job in London. Her ex-boyfriend, Oliver, is stalking her. A post curating the retrospective of a famous but reclusive artist seems the perfect escape.
'The cruellest lies are often told in silence' - Robert Louis Stevenson
Portrait painter, Peter Stedding, lives in the mountains of Provence, in a house he shares with his wife, daughter and eccentric sister, Celia. The setting is idyllic; the atmosphere is not: Peter is rude and obstructive, his household strained and silent.
The place holds secrets, stories no-one is allowed to tell, dark echoes of the past.
Searching through Peter's old paintings, Terri finds a tantalising clue. Soon she is caught up in a cat and mouse game in search of the truth. But is it ever wise to start digging up the past?
‘Heaps of mystery and intrigue, a nice love story and a great plot. Shuker is truly a gifted storyteller and I would love to read more of her books.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Another very enjoyable page turner from Kathy Shuker, this latest book is set in a glorious location with sinister shadows behind every corner. I love this sensitive and perceptive writer.’ Amazon reviewer
‘Really enjoyed this book: it was a gripping read.’ Goodreads reviewer
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My books are sometimes chosen to be read by book clubs and I’m thrilled to know that people are engaging with my stories and characters. It’s also interesting for me to hear your impressions and to see my characters through your eyes. If you have decided to read Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts and would like more information about it, do get in touch. If your club is local to me, I should be happy to come and discuss it with you at a meeting if you would like; alternatively, we may be able to hook up on Skype.
I have prepared a list of questions you may choose to consider after reading Silent Faces, Painted Ghosts. Click here to download a copy for your club. Be aware that the questions may contain spoilers!