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The Family Portrait | [Graham Masterton]

The Family Portrait

The first body was found in Europe. She had once been a beautiful young girl, but with exquisite skill someone had carefully teased the skin entirely away from her body, leaving nothing but a flayed and bloody carcass. A full examination of her ruined body reveals an horrific truth: She had been skinned alive. The second blood-raw corpse turned up in New England. Followed soon after by another, this time a victim of extreme decomposition, a mess of flesh convulsing with maggots.
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The first body was found in Europe. She had once been a beautiful young girl, but with exquisite skill someone had carefully teased the skin entirely away from her body, leaving nothing but a flayed and bloody carcass. A full examination of her ruined body reveals an horrific truth: She had been skinned alive.

The second blood-raw corpse turned up in New England. Followed soon after by another, this time a victim of extreme decomposition, a mess of flesh convulsing with maggots. When a mysterious, crumbling painting is implicated in the deaths it seems that the investigating team has resorted to madness. But this rotten painting hides a terrifying family secret...

©2011 Graham Masterton (P)2013 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Graham Masterton is the living inheritor to the realm of Edgar Allan Poe" (San Francisco Chronicle)

"Masterton is a crowd-pleaser, filling his pages with sparky, appealing dialogue and visceral grue" (Time Out)

"Graham Masterton is possibly horror's most consistent provider of chills" (Master of Chills)

"Though Masterton is capable of conjuring a spooky atmosphere and evoking chills from understated terrors, more often than not he goes for the gut, building to splattery climaxes of physical terror" (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kim Venatries 10-14-13 Member Since 2010

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Grisly Horror! Not for the Faint of Heart."

    A classic tale of horror with detailed descriptions of flaying. If you can get past that, the story is engaging, dripping with dark atmosphere and dread.

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    This was a very gory story not for the faint hearted ! I loved this book it gets you hooked right from the start, a family that needs to feed on human flesh to keep the family tradition alive it is a brilliant story I loved this book from start to finish.

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